This handsome Spanish Colonial Revival L-shaped house just west of downtown was commissioned by E. N. Beisel, manager of a wood-veneer mill, as a wedding present for his wife. Typical of the style are the stuccoed exterior, the second-story overhang, roundarched windows and entrances, a low-pitched red clay tile roof, wrought-iron window grilles, and the small wooden balcony in front of a second-story window. The house set a precedent for several other Spanish-influenced houses in Paragould in the 1930s. A few years after it was built, Cecil Mitchell, who later became president of Paragould’s First National Bank, purchased the house.
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