Preserve Arkansas To Hold Tweedy House Tour

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program - Thursday, March 01, 2018

Preserve Arkansas, the only statewide nonprofit advocate for the preservation of Arkansas’s historic places, will hold its first “Mid Mod Arkansas” tour on April 14 at the Tweedy House, located at 1411 W. Emma Avenue in Springdale.

Built in 1950, this home was designed by Bill Oglesby for the Gerald and Marjorie Tweedy family. At the time, Oglesby, who had grown up in Springdale, was teaching at the School of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma. The Tweedy House featured a diamond-shaped window on the front façade, making it stand out from other homes in the neighborhood. Oglesby’s holistic design philosophy is evident in the Tweedy House, as he also designed the home’s redwood interior and furniture, most of which remains today. Gerald Tweedy was a civic booster and the longtime president of Jones Truck Lines.

The Mid Mod Arkansas tour series seeks to increase appreciation for Arkansas’s unique Mid-Century Modern architecture and tell the stories of the people who designed and lived in homes of the future. Tickets for Mid Mod Arkansas at the Tweedy House are $30, available at and include a guided tour of the property, wine, and light snacks.

Mid Mod Arkansas is an educational program benefiting Preserve Arkansas. Preserve Arkansas works to build stronger communities by reconnecting Arkansans to our heritage and empowering people to save and rehabilitate historic places. For more information, contact Rachel Patton at (501)372-4757, [email protected], or visit


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