Mabel B. Little Heritage House
The Mackey home is significant because it is the only home built in the 1920’s that still stands in what was once a thriving area of the Black community in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Its very existence demonstrates that the working class Black family was, in some instances, able to rise above the racial discrimination, to build a substantial home that would parallel its counterparts in the elite white neighborhoods. Although Mr. and Mrs. Mackey are deceased, their home is viewed as one of the last vestiges of Black history in North Tulsa. Most of the initial structures in the area have been torn down by the Urban Renewal Authority in an effort to modernize the inner city. The house is currently maintained by the Greenwood Cultural Center. Guided tours are available by appointment.