- Historic Sites
Frank Phillips Home
Frank Phillips, an ambitious barber-turned-bond salesman from Iowa, came to Bartlesville (the site of the first commercial oil well in Oklahoma) in 1903 to assess business possibilities in the surrounding oil fields. A string of eighty-one straight successful oil wells insured success. His home became the setting from which he, his family and friends, and the community that grew up around them, played a key role in the development of the oil industry in America.