The Tweedy House, photo courtesy of Rachel Patton
Located in Springdale and 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.