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Beisel-Mitchell House

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1930, Sax Branum, builder. 420 W. Court St.
  • (Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, A Division of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, Ralph Wilcox, photographer)

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.

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, "Beisel-Mitchell House", [Paragould, 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, 222-222.

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