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Westhope (1929)

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Richard Lloyd Jones was a prominent journalist and publisher in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was the founder and publisher of the Tulsa Tribune, and he was also a successful businessman and investor. In 1929, Jones commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to design a house for him and his wife, Georgia. The house, which was named Westhope, was built using textile concrete blocks and is located on South Birmingham Avenue in Tulsa.

The interior of the house is spacious and airy, and it features large windows that let in plenty of natural light.

Westhope was a controversial house when it was first built. Some people criticized its design, but Jones was proud of his home. He said that Westhope was “a work of art” and that it was “a symbol of Tulsa’s future.”

Westhope is now a National Historic Landmark. It is privately owned and not available for tours.

Here are some additional facts about Richard Lloyd Jones:

  • Jones was born in 1873 in Janesville, Wisconsin.
  • Jones founded the Tulsa Tribune in 1911. The newspaper quickly became one of the most successful in Oklahoma.
  • He was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 1952
  • Jones died in 1963 at the age of 90. He is buried in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Tulsa.

Tours

The Richard Lloyd Jones home is privately owned and not available for public tours.

Location

3704 South Birmingham Avenue, Tulsa, OK

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