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TFA Distinctive Dwellings: Miss Jackson’s House

Sunday, Aug 7, 2022
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$10 | $7.50 | Event starts at 1:00 PM | Sunday, August 7th

Tulsa boasts a wide variety of residential architecture from the late 1800s through today. From midcentury modern, craftsman bungalows and colonial revival to contemporary mansions, there is an abundance of interesting homes throughout the city. The goal of TFA’s newest residential-focused program, Distinctive Dwellings, is to give those who love architecture an opportunity to see behind the doors of Tulsa’s most distinctive residences.

Built in 1922, Miss Jackson’s house was once the home of Nelle Shields Jackson, one of Tulsa’s earliest female entrepreneurs. Reflecting her Pennsylvania heritage, Miss Jackson’s house was built in traditional New England two-story clapboard style. In 1929, Jackson opened Miss Jackson’s, a fashionable women’s apparel shop in the Philtower Building. The apparel shop continued to prosper and moved to a larger location in the exclusive Utica Square Shopping Center in 1965. The store remained in that location until closing permanently in 2016. Join us on Sunday, August 7th beginning at 1:00 to take a peek inside and learn more about Miss Jackson’s House!

TICKET INFORMATION: Tickets for this tour are $10 for not yet members and $7.50 for members.

You may purchase available online tickets throughout the event.

ON EVENT DAY: Please arrive 5 to 10 minutes early to park and get checked in. First entry begins at 1:00 and continues in 30-minute increments, with the last entry being at 4:00pm. Consult the bottom of your tickets for your pre-selected entry time. Advance tickets are required; no walk-up sales will be available.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS: Did you know that TFA members receive discounted tickets for EVERY tour, program, and event? Members also receive advanced access to Tulsa Underground Tunnel Tour Tickets before they are available to the general public. You can learn more about TFA membership benefits and sign up to become a member HERE.

ABOUT TULSA FOUNDATION FOR ARCHITECTURE: Your ticket purchase benefits Tulsa Foundation for Architecture, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Our mission is to champion the art of good design and to celebrate Oklahoma’s architectural heritage through education, advocacy, and archives. Every ticket/membership you purchase and every contribution you make supports the impact that Tulsa Foundation for Architecture has on the Tulsa community. Thank you for your support!


Check-in for this tour will take place at:

Miss Jackson’s House

1403 S. Guthrie Ave, Tulsa, OK 74119

Please dress for the weather. Check in will not be available until your designated ticket time!

PARKING: Street parking is available and is free of charge!

QUESTIONS: If you have any questions, please email us at: We’re always happy to help!