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Billings House

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1948, Irven D. McDaniel; 1952 carport. 725 E. Page Ave.
  • (Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, A Division of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, Callie Williams, photographer)

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

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—,

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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