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Virtual Mid Mod Arkansas - El Dorado

 

Preserve Arkansas will feature four El Dorado homes in our next virtual Mid Mod Arkansas tour. This tour seeks to increase appreciation for Arkansas’s unique Mid-Century Modern architecture. Tour videos will premiere on Preserve Arkansas’s Facebook page and YouTube channel on September 21 and 23 at 6:00 p.m. The first video, appearing on September 21, will include the Henley and Riley houses designed in 1960 by celebrated Arkansas architect E. Fay Jones, who spent most of his childhood living in El Dorado. The second video, appearing on September 23, will highlight the Gilliam-Wilson and Clark houses, designed in 1957 and 1960, respectively, by Charles Ripley. Ripley was a contemporary of Fay Jones, graduating in 1951 from the University of Arkansas’s new architecture program. Join us to learn about the architecture of these homes as well as the people who designed and lived in them. Thanks to our generous sponsors, these virtual tours are free.

Dr. Paul Henley House & James Riley House by E. Fay Jones

September 21 at 6 PM  |  On Preserve Arkansas’s Facebook & YouTube

Gilliam-Wilson House & Dr. Carey Clark House by Charles Ripley

September 23 at 6 PM  |  On Preserve Arkansas’s Facebook & YouTube

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

 

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Previous Mid Mod Arkansas Tours

Fort Smith, August 2020
The tour featured the Oscar Chambers House, designed in 1962-63 by Fayetteville architect Ernie Jacks, as well as the United Hebrew Congregation Temple and the Dr. Neil Crow House. The Temple, designed by Fort Smith architect E. Chester Nelson in 1956, was rebuilt after a fire in 1970 with the help of Nelson’s nephew, architect Bob Laser. 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.

You can watch the videos from our virtual Mid Mod tour series here on our YouTube channel.

Oscar Chambers House

Dr. Neil Crow House

United Hebrew Congregation Temple

Jonesboro, Fall 2019

Patteson House Tour Script HERE
Fuller-Shannon House
Maddox House
Fuller-Shannon & Maddox Houses Tour Script HERE

Pine Bluff, 2018

The Richard and Elsie Pierce House, Pine Bluff
The Richard and Lynne Smart House, Pine Bluff

Learn more about the Pierce and Smart homes in Pine Bluff by reading the script HERE!

Springdale, 2017

Gerald and Marjorie Tweedy House, Springdale

Learn more about the Tweedy House tour by reading the script HERE!