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.
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Sylvester C. Hotchkiss House
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