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Westhope is located in Oklahoma
Location 3700 S. Birmingham Tulsa, Oklahoma
Coordinates 36°6′35″N 95°57′14″W / 36.10972°N 95.95389°W / 36.10972; -95.95389Coordinates: 36°6′35″N 95°57′14″W / 36.10972°N 95.95389°W / 36.10972; -95.95389
Built 1929
Architect Frank Lloyd Wright
Architectural style Textile Block
NRHP reference # 75001575[1]
Added to NRHP April 10, 1975

Westhope, also known as the Richard Lloyd Jones House, is a Frank Lloyd Wright designed Textile Block home that was constructed in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1929. Richard Lloyd Jones was Wright's cousin and the publisher of the Tulsa Tribune.

This building is located at 3700 South Birmingham Avenue. It was listed in the National Register on April 10, 1975. It was listed under National Register Criteria C, g, and its NRIS number is 75001575.[2]

Westhope is the location of a frequently-quoted anecdote about Wright: Richard Lloyd Jones called Wright in the middle of a storm to complain that the roof was leaking on his desk, and Wright replied, "Richard, why don't you move your desk?"[3][4]


  1. ^ "National Register of Historical Places - Oklahoma - Tulsa County". National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Tulsa Landmarks and Famous Places - Westhope."
  3. ^ Thomas S. Hines, "The Wright Stuff", New York Times, September 16, 2009.
  4. ^ Meryle Secrest, Frank Lloyd Wright: A Biography (reprint ed., University of Chicago Press, 1998), ISBN 978-0-226-74414-8, pp. 372. (excerpt available at Google Books).
  • Storrer, William Allin. The Frank Lloyd Wright Companion. University Of Chicago Press, 2006, ISBN 0-226-77621-2 (S.227)

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