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


Recent Posts


Camden Arkansas Downtown Revitalization Grants downtown economic development Rosston Arkansas U.S. Forest Service New Century Club of Camden free history tours Rosenwald Schools Historic Preservation Restoration Grants Buffalo National River Madison County Arkansas Booneville Arkansas free historic preservation workshop Arkansas History Lesson Plans Main Street Arkansas:Real Estate Transfer Tax Morrilton Arkansas Old U.S. Post Office and Customs House Arkansas religious history Arkansas Humanities Council Three States Lumber Company Polk County Arkansas Houston Methodist Episcopal Church South Roe Arkansas Historic County Courthouses Flood Control Estes-Williams Post #61 American Legion Hut "Let Freedom Ring" Travel Grants Perry County Arkansas Freedmen's Bureau Main Street Searcy News Release Arkansas Historic Preservation St. Francis County Historical Society Bogg Springs Arkansas Craftsman style architecture Edgar Monsanto Queeny Free Cemetery Preservation Workshops Erbie Arkansas Stearns/Gehring Chapel Cemetery Trail of Tears in Arkansas Ouachita County Arkansas Destination Downtown Conference Pike County Arkansas Mississippi County Arkansas Mississippi Main Street Association Louisiana Main Street program Parker-Hickman Farm Historic District Conway County Library downtown revitalization Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanatorium Museum County courthouse Restoration Grants U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civilian Conservation Corps Delta Cultural Center Walks Through History free teacher resources Burdette Arkansas Cemetery Preservation Library Arkansas African American Civil War History Free Lesson Plan American Legion Duck Hunting Bogg Springs Hotel Civil Works Administration White County Courthouse Fayetteville Arkansas Leake-Ingham Building Let Freedom Ring historic resort communities Main Street Arkansas Arkansas State University Heritage Sites Naturalistic Architecture Ozark Farming National Register of Historic Booneville Historical Preservation Society Benton Arkansas Pike County Courthouse 13th Amendment Classroom Presentation Burdette Plantation Arkansas Business History Russellville Arkansas Pulaski County Courthouse cemetery preservation Kiblah School Free Courthouse Poster National Register of Historic Places Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas Main Street Texarkana historic telephone booth Doddridge Arkansas Tudor Revival Architecture Camden to Washington Road Paris Arkansas Art Deco Architecture Arkansas History Sandwiching in History Arkansas Design Network Pope County Courthouse Central High School Neighborhood Historic District steel window restoration workshop Main Street Dumas Huntsville Commercial Historic District Camden Public Library Mississippi County Courthouse Osceola Main Street Ozark North Little Rock Arkansas Freedom Park Arkansas Preservation Awards Forrest City Cemetery Arkansas Railroad History Main Street Siloam Springs Turner Restoration Elias Camp Morris Houston Arkansas Gothic Revival architecture Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission Carlisle Rock Island Railroad Depot Tolbert Gill Abolition of Slavery Clarendon Arkansas Miller County Centennial Baptist Church Wingmead Monroe County Courthouse Arkansas Historic Preservation Program Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council Skillern House Forrest City Arkansas Historic Preservation Alliance Cumberland Presbyterian Church Nevada County Arkansas Folk Victorian Architecture Barney Elias House Marked Tree Arkansas Sunken Lands slipcover removal grants 13th Amendment Phillips County Arkansas Poinsett County Arkansas National Historic Landmark Dionicio Rodriguez Evelyn Gill Walker House Huntsville Arkansas Montgomery County Arkansas historic Arkansas properties most endangered historic places African American education Henry Koen Office Building Little Rock Fire Station No. 2 Renaissance Revival Architecture Monroe County Arkansas Real Estate Transfer Tax Rustic Architecture Dr. Ruth Hawkins Helena Arkansas 19th Century Road Construction Montgomery County Courthouse Mid-Century Modern Architecture Arkansas Register of Historic Places historic architecture Prairie County Arkansas Marked Tree Lock and Siphons Newton County Arkansas Pope County Arkansas Little Rock Central High School International-Style Architecture Saline County Arkansas Monsanto Chemical Corporation Main Street Batesville cemetery preservsation Mosaic Templars Cultural Center