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Bunn-Wynne House

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1904, Charles L. Thompson. 412 W. 4th St.
  • (Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, A Division of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, Ralph Wilcox, photographer)

The Bunn-Wynne House, one of the oldest remaining houses in Fordyce, presides over a neighborhood close to downtown where commercial intrusions changed its historic residential character. In the early decades of the twentieth century, architect Thompson designed several boxy two-story frame Colonial Revival houses—variations on the American foursquare—for patrons across the state. This well-proportioned version, with wide over-hanging eaves and a spacious porch wrapping three sides of the dwelling, is one of the most graceful. A Palladian dormer window sets a decorative classical tone, echoed below in the Ionic columns of the balustraded porch and in the dentiled entablature ornamenting the cornice of the house and porch. Three broad staircases, one on each side of the house, lead from the expansive, shaded lawn. Lumberman W. G. Bunn constructed the house, which in 1916 was purchased by attorney Thomas Duncan and Agnes Gill Wynne, who raised their six children here.

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, "Bunn-Wynne House", [Fordyce, 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, 202-202.

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