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Historic Giraffe Dwellings Stand on Ozarks

An early 20th century Ozarks masonry techinique using split native sandstone as an inexpensive and durable method to side houses came to be known as "giraffe houses."  Common in northern Arkansas, southern Missouri and eastern Oklahoma the architectural style is starting to be adapted in new buildings. University of Arkansas architecture professor Greg Herman — who resides in a historic giraffe house in Fayetteville — provides an illuminating tour. 

Jacqueline Froelich is an investigative journalist and has been a news producer for KUAF National Public Radio since 1998. She covers politics, the environment, energy, business, education, history, race and culture. Her radio segments have been nationally syndicated. She is also a station-based national correspondent for NPR in Washington DC., and recipient of eight national and state broadcast awards.
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