Arkansas Honors Fay Jones

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July 22, 2009

I recently got a box of postcards comemorating the work of Arkansas architect Fay Jones and they were so wonderful that I wanted to put a few images of Jones' work online. Jones' contribution to the modern landscape of his home state was significant. He was a student at the University of Arkansas as an undergraduate and through his training in architecture school, eventually becoming a teacher there and the school's first dean of architecture. In addition to his involvement with architecture education in Arkansas, Jones built a number of lovely residences around the state. He passed away in 2004.

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  Fay Jones' stunning Pinecote Pavilion is party of the Crosby Arboretum in Picayune, Mississippi. Photo courtesy of Timothy Hursley.
    Fay Jones' stunning Pinecote Pavilion is party of the Crosby Arboretum in Picayune, Mississippi. Photo courtesy of Timothy Hursley.
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  Fay Jones in his office as a young man. Photo courtesy of the Fay Jones Collection, University of Arkansas.
    Fay Jones in his office as a young man. Photo courtesy of the Fay Jones Collection, University of Arkansas.
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  This is a sketch of Jone's Richardson House in Photo courtesy of the Fay Jones Collection, University of Arkansas.
    This is a sketch of Jone's Richardson House in Photo courtesy of the Fay Jones Collection, University of Arkansas.
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  The sculptural, exposed timber lines of Jones' Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas were completed in 1980. Photo by Meghan Duda.
    The sculptural, exposed timber lines of Jones' Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas were completed in 1980. Photo by Meghan Duda.
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  Rich red bricks and vertical lines define the exterior of Jone's Wilkinson/Lechtenburger residence first built as a spec house in 1956. Photo by Don Shreve  Courtesy of: Don Shreve
    Rich red bricks and vertical lines define the exterior of Jone's Wilkinson/Lechtenburger residence first built as a spec house in 1956. Photo by Don Shreve

    Courtesy of: Don Shreve

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  The interior of the Buckley Residence shows Jones' signature love of wooden vaults, and his ability to make even private, domestic space feel quite sacred. Photo by Don Shreve.  Courtesy of: Don Shreve
    The interior of the Buckley Residence shows Jones' signature love of wooden vaults, and his ability to make even private, domestic space feel quite sacred. Photo by Don Shreve.

    Courtesy of: Don Shreve

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  The interior of the Buckley Residence shows Jones' signature love of wooden vaults, and his ability to make even private, domestic space feel quite sacred. Photo by Don Shreve.  Courtesy of: Don Shreve
    The interior of the Buckley Residence shows Jones' signature love of wooden vaults, and his ability to make even private, domestic space feel quite sacred. Photo by Don Shreve.

    Courtesy of: Don Shreve

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  This home for Sam and Sharon Pallone was one of several Jones designed on the water. It was completed in the late 1970s near Little Rock, Arkansas. Photo courtesy of the Fay Jones Collection, University of Arkansas.
    This home for Sam and Sharon Pallone was one of several Jones designed on the water. It was completed in the late 1970s near Little Rock, Arkansas. Photo courtesy of the Fay Jones Collection, University of Arkansas.
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  This sketch from 1959 is a perspective of a Fayetteville residence Jones did for William and Marion Orton. Photo courtesy of the Fay Jones Collection, University of Arkansas.
    This sketch from 1959 is a perspective of a Fayetteville residence Jones did for William and Marion Orton. Photo courtesy of the Fay Jones Collection, University of Arkansas.
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  Jones welcomed Frank Lloyd Wright to the Fayetteville, Arkansas, in 1958. Photo courtesy of the Fay Jones Collection, University of Arkansas.
    Jones welcomed Frank Lloyd Wright to the Fayetteville, Arkansas, in 1958. Photo courtesy of the Fay Jones Collection, University of Arkansas.
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  This photo shows Jones and his family lounging on the terrace of their home circa 1956. Photo courtesy of the Fay Jones Collection, University of Arkansas.
    This photo shows Jones and his family lounging on the terrace of their home circa 1956. Photo courtesy of the Fay Jones Collection, University of Arkansas.
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  Jonse's 1966 sketch of the Underwood Building in Fayetteville, Arkansas; his office was located on the top floor. Photo courtesy of the Fay Jones Collection, University of Arkansas.
    Jonse's 1966 sketch of the Underwood Building in Fayetteville, Arkansas; his office was located on the top floor. Photo courtesy of the Fay Jones Collection, University of Arkansas.
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  The Cooper Chapel in Bella Vista, Arkansas, is another of Jones' religious buildings. Photo by Russell Cothren.
    The Cooper Chapel in Bella Vista, Arkansas, is another of Jones' religious buildings. Photo by Russell Cothren.
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  The interior of the Cooper Chapel seems to marry the grandeur of a cathedral vault with the open, modern sensibility that pervaded his career. Photo by Russell Cothren.
    The interior of the Cooper Chapel seems to marry the grandeur of a cathedral vault with the open, modern sensibility that pervaded his career. Photo by Russell Cothren.

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