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Billings House

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1948, Irven D. McDaniel; 1952 carport. 725 E. Page Ave.

In this house built for physician A. A. Billings and his wife, Ruth, architect McDaniel of Hot Springs created a cubic composition that combines Moderne with the International Style. The two-story brick house on a raised stucco-covered podium-like basement is distinguished by its metal-framed casement windows that wrap the building’s corners, the horizontal extension of the carport’s canopy, and the flat roof. A short flight of steps set parallel to the house rises to the central entrance, which is emphasized by a vertical window band of glass block that illuminates the central stair hall. Subsequent owners made some interior alterations.

Writing Credits

Author: 
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, "Billings House", [Malvern, Arkansas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/AR-01-HS2.

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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