TULSA, Okla. — An iconic Tulsa home needs help- and a hip-hop artist is stepping up.
Scroll down for social media reaction to restoration of the "Outsiders" house.
Danny Boy O’Connor from House of Pain bought the Curtis Brothers house, used in the filming of the 1983 film “The Outsiders.”
The home on 731 N. St. Louis fell into deteriorating conditions after a previous purchase. It faced the possibility of demolition.
On a crowdfunding page to save the home, O’Connor details the first time he stepped into the Curtis Brothers House during a 2009 tour stop in Tulsa.
“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?,” O’Connor wrote.
O’Connor purchased the house, calling himself one of the biggest fans of S.E. Hinton’s book and the film adaptation.
He intends to restore the historical house to authentic movie condition, turning it into the first museum dedicated to “The Outsiders.”
“As you can see by the photos, the house will need to be completely restored and remodeled carefully without losing its beautiful ‘Greaser’ charm, while updating the home to modern standards,” O’Connor wrote.
Once restored, the house will be opened publicly to showcase O’Connor and his colleagues’ extensive collection as a pop culture museum. O’Connor also wants to get the house added to the National Register of Historic places.
Crews began removing the house's drywall April 16.
By April 29, the project raised more than $17,000 through GoFundMe. The GoFundMe Team themselves donated $1,000 and said the project inspired them.
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