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Sylvester C. Hotchkiss House

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1895, Sylvester C. Hotchkiss. 577 N. Boyd St.
  • (Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, A Division of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, Mason Toms, photographer)

Hotchkiss, a Chicago architect who had recently moved to Arkansas for his health, designed this two-and-a-half-story shingled, cross-gabled house for his family and as a showcase for his architectural talents in the picturesque mode. A variety of architectural features and textures are on display, including multiple gables, various shapes of bay windows, and front porches on three different levels. On the north side, three staggered stair windows carry an architrave featuring a scroll and fan design. Each room of the interior is in a different style, with a mixture of architectural features and stenciled ceiling designs. Another Hotchkiss design is the Walter Lambert House (1905) at 204 W. Jackson Street.

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, "Sylvester C. Hotchkiss House", [Monticello, 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, 212-212.

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