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German Builder’s House

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1882; later addition; 1992 restored. 315 E. Central St.

When a small team of German immigrant builders left St. Louis for Tahlequah, Cherokee Nation (Oklahoma), presumably commissioned to construct a special building for the Cherokee, passed through the area, John Hargrove, a local merchant and owner of a tobacco plantation, commissioned them to build this two-story brick residence overlooking Sugar Creek. The two-story I-house is fronted by a wooden porch carried on turned-wooden columns and ornamented with East-lake detailing. Windows are tall, slender, one-over-one double-hung wood sash. A centered gable is ornamented with fish-scale shingles, as are the gables of the end elevations. The two-story frame rear wing, with four gabled dormer windows, was added at a later date.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Cyrus A. Sutherland with Gregory Herman, Claudia Shannon, Jean Sizemore Jeannie M. Whayne and Contributors
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Cyrus A. Sutherland with Gregory Herman, Claudia Shannon, Jean Sizemore Jeannie M. Whayne and Contributors, "German Builder’s House", [Siloam Springs, Arkansas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/AR-01-BN32.

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Arkansas

Buildings of Arkansas, Cyrus A. Sutherland and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2018, 40-41.

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