Help Restore The Outsiders House
It was in 2009 when I ended up in Tulsa on tour and made my first pilgramage to the actual house, better known to fans as "The Curtis Brothers house," that was used in the filming of the 1983 movie. Located at 731 N. St Louis, Tulsa, OK, I was amazed and equally disturbed by the deteriorating condition of the historic house. I thought to myself, Why hasn't anyone stepped in to save this place? And why doesn't someone restore it and turn it into an Outsiders museum or something?
Well, it's 2016 and we felt the time is now to step in as buyers before it fell into further disrepair and perhaps eventual demolition. Just this week we got a small group of friends together and purchased the house, but the battle is far from over.
Unfortunately the home is in extremely poor condition but there is hope and that's where you come in. We're in dire need of financial support from you, the fan of The Outsiders, to make this a reality.
Now that we purchased the Curtis’ home we need you to help finance the total restoration of this historical house to its authentic movie condition and turn it into the first ever museum dedicated solely to The Outsiders. As you can see by the photos, the house will need to be completely restored and remodeled carefully without losing it’s beautiful “Greaser” charm while also updating the home to modern standards.
Once restored, we plan to open the house to the public and showcase our extensive "Outsiders" collection as a pop culture museum. We would also like to have the house added to the National Register of Historic Places.
With your help we can save this amazing piece of iconic American film history for future generations of fans to discover and enjoy. Please consider contributing generously to this once-in-a-lifetime project; and please share this with your friends who love The Outsiders as much as we do!
Thank you and as always, Stay Gold,
What a great project. I was in high school in Tulsa when this was filmed. A fellow student was the stand in for Matt Dillon. I highly suggest you contact the incredible list of young actors that got their start in this film for their support also!
I live two houses away from this and wondered what all was happening to it since there's a dumpster out back. I used to know some people who lived in it and every time I would walk in the house I would try to picture it as it looked back when it was becoming filmed. I would always see people stop by and take pictures with it, even though it was very bad looking but people didn't care how it looked, they just knew that was a historic landmark of Tulsa. I remember my friends would come over and pick me up and be so in shock about seeing the actual house, it would give me joy. Now seeing it being rebuilt and back to good looking, gives me joy and happiness. Thanks so much guys! Hope all goes well!
I was in this movie when I was 5 years old. Was attending Lowell Elementary (the last year it was open). This was one of the funnest things I ever done. Even though I live in TX now I drive by the old park and school that I lived across the street from when I come home. I can't wait to see this when its restored and open!
If they open up the house as a museum I can give the information (floorplans and discriptions) of the Bar (square building which was originally 'The Rosedew Egg Farm"). Maybe someone could make a model of the now gone structure. I lived in the bar/egg farm house back in the mid to late 60's.
I wish I could help, but I am so excited to hear about this renovation I absolutely love this movie and book. I found out about this book back in the seventh grade when I worked in my school library and then had to have l S.E. Hinton. Now my children know about her from reading in school and of course me. Great job on what you are doing my prayers go to you for success.
This is an amazing idea! I have loved this book and movie forever and I am soooo glad someone is finally doing this! I visited Cleveland, OH a few years back and they did this same thing with the house from the movie "A Christmas Story" ... It was amazing: The house restored and gave tours and the house across the street was a museum of artifacts. Hope this project turns out as well as that did! (Might want to consider them as a template? And the properties next door and have a separate building for the museum???) Good Luck! Looking forward to visiting when it's completed!!!
Thank you so much for taking an interest in this house. My husbands grandpa owned that home until he passed away. We were told lots of stories about the guys and the filming of the movie. At the time of his passing we couldn't afford to do anything with the house and asked the city to buy it and do something like this with it. They were not interested. Up until the day he died the house stayed the same even the stove. Please keep us updated on the progress. If we can help in anyway let us know. The garage has been torn down since he passed but that's where the hung out between sets.