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Historic Moton Hospital

Preserving the rich legacy of Greenwood is an imperative component to achieving equitable and inclusive economic growth in Tulsa. The Moton Hospital is a cherished piece of history in North Tulsa. It was erected as the Maurice Willows Hospital after the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, acting as a crucial component in the health care of victims of the deadly attack on Greenwood. A decade later, the current building replaced the facility and was renamed for Robert Russa Moton (former president of the Tuskegee Institute) and W.A. Morton (a doctor at the health center). The clinic relocated to a new building in 2006 with support from Tulsa’s Vision 2025 program. The City of Tulsa, PartnerTulsa, and the Tulsa Economic Development Corporation (TEDC) are partnering to support this initiative.

8/2/23 10:36:24 AM — Employees of PartnerTulsa attend the “demo-breaking” of theGreenwood Entrepreneurship Incubator @ Moton. 

Photo by Shane Bevel
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Historic Moton Hospital

After a $4 million investment from the City of Tulsa and a subsequent $1 million investment from Tulsa County, the Greenwood Entrepreneurship at Moton (GEM) looks to encourage Black business in North Tulsa, providing training and incubator space to entrepreneurs.

Project Overview

Learn more about the Historic Moton Hospital project below.
Phase 1
Planning
PartnerTulsa is working with Tulsa Economic Development Corporation to plan and fund the creation of the Greenwood Entrepreneurship at Moton (GEM)
Phase 2
Pre-Development
Lot splits, soil testing, selective demolition and many other things will occur over several months leading up to construction and renovation.
Phase 3
Design and Engineering
Once planned, specific architectural and engineering drawings will be created to layout this future hub for entrepreneurship.
Phase 4
Construction
The Historic Moton Hospital will be renovated into a world-class incubator to support entrepreneurs from North Tulsa and across the City.
Phase 5
Opening
GEM will open its doors to provide 12,000 square feet of space and programming to serve entrepreneurs.

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Casey Stowe
SVP, Finance & Real Estate casey@partnertulsa.org (918)-269-0543