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Warren Segraves Residence, 217 Oklahoma Way, Fayetteville, Washington County, AR

Warren Segraves Residence, 217 Oklahoma Way, Fayetteville, Washington County, AR



2011 Charles E. Peterson Prize, Entry
Significance: Completed in 1959, the Warren Segraves Residence was designed by Warren Segraves and was one of the first houses in the Northwest Arkansas region to have an exposed steel structure. Although local Modernism was heavily influenced by the organic properties associated with and inspired by architects, Fay Jones, a fellow native of Fayetteville, and Frank Lloyd Wright, Segraves did not follow suit in this popular regional style and practice. Instead, his architecture, as seen in his own residence, is more focused toward the combination of "'high' architecture with local sensibilities." Specifically, in the design of his residence, Segraves explored low cost, simple, and modest housing very similar to that of the Case Study Houses which were popular during the 1940s through the 1960s. The Case Study Houses focused on similar explorations in response to the mass post-World War II housing shortage in the United States. This strong interest in low-cost design and steel structure was a continued theme evident in many of Segraves' projects as his career progressed.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N1686
Survey number: HABS AR-53
Building/structure dates: 1959 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1961 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1964 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 2009 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 100001016



1933 - 1970


Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Seagraves, Warren D., Architect
Brennan and Boyd Construction, Builders
Herman, Gregory, faculty sponsor


Fayetteville (Ark.)36.06495, -94.14876
Google Map of 36.0649506, -94.1487645


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