Historic Giraffe Dwellings Stand on Ozarks

Nov 22, 2021

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.