Preserve Arkansas, the only statewide nonprofit advocate for the preservation of Arkansas’s historic places, will hold its next “Mid Mod Arkansas” tour in Fort Smith on March 27-28, 2020. The tour series seeks to increase appreciation for Arkansas’s unique Mid-Century Modern architecture. On Friday, March 27, guests will enjoy a reception and guided tour at the Oscar Chambers House, designed in 1964 by Fayetteville architect Ernie Jacks. On Saturday, March 28, guided tours and refreshments will be offered at the Breck and Marilyn Speed and Dr. Neil Crow houses. The Speed House was designed in 1960-61 by well-known Arkansas architect E. Fay Jones, for whom the University of Arkansas’s School of Architecture is now named. The Crow House was designed in 1968 by John G. Williams, founding faculty member and longtime chair of the Department of Architecture at the University of Arkansas.
The Gerald and Marjorie Tweedy House, Springdale