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Alderson House

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1923; later addition. 204 Pine Bluff St.
  • (Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, A Division of the Department of Arkansas Heritage)

This one-and-a-half-story wood frame house was constructed for James Alderson and his wife in this early-twentieth-century primarily residential neighborhood. Alderson owned the Malvern Meteor newspaper from 1915 to 1932, and in 1934 he became postmaster. The house is Craftsman in style, a popular form throughout the United States at the time it was built. A low-pitched gable supported by two battered red brick piers carries the gabled porch, and other familiar Craftsman details are exposed rafter ends, wood knee brackets, and false half-timbers added to gables. A two-story addition was later added to the rear. To the side of the building a porte-cochere is also carried on brick piers.

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, "Alderson House", [Malvern, 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, 170-170.

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