The B.B. Blair Mansion was a historic Tulsa home with links to the Deep South. Although the home was torn down in 2014 to make way for a new park, it was known for its expansive 33.2-acre “front lawn” that faced Riverside Drive. Construction began in 1952 on what was B.B. and Priscilla Blair’s farm (they lived a few blocks north). The Blairs commissioned local architect John Duncan Forsyth to design their southern plantation-style home, inspired by 'Beauvoir,' the Mississippi home of John Davis, President of the Confederacy during the Civil War.