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Cliff Cottage Inn (Cliff Cottage)

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c. 1895. 42 Armstrong St.
  • (Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, A Division of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, Ralph Wilcox, photographer)

From its earliest days this richly decorated house was known as Cliff Cottage, a name that is also fitting for many of the town’s houses constructed as they are on steep hill-sides. Built for W. B. Brown, a mayor of Eureka Springs, Cliff Cottage is one of several residences in the town for which plans and building materials were purchased by mail order from a catalog. All the materials—lumber, flooring, exterior decorative trim, shingles, and window glass—came here by rail, and local carpenters assembled the house. The building’s projecting front bay, with recessed sides, defines it as a “prow” house.

Writing Credits

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, "Cliff Cottage Inn (Cliff Cottage)", [Eureka Springs, Arkansas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Arkansas

Buildings of Arkansas, Cyrus A. Sutherland and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2018, 67-67.

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