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Percy D. Burton House

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1917, Witt and Seibert. 305 Chestnut St.
  • (Photograph by Karen Kingsley)

The popular Texarkana architects Bayard Witt and Eugene C. Seibert designed two-story Craftsman houses in several small towns in southwest Arkansas. Constructed on spacious suburban lots, the houses were solid, spacious, and convenient with all the modern amenities. This frame version features an overhanging clipped gable roof and, on the upper story, a strong rhythm of prominent knee braces framing each window and a balcony door. A signature of the firm is the long, deep front porch supported on brick piers with the central pair at the entrance piercing the porch roof to form a small balcony with a simple balustrade. The house has a central hall plan, and interior features include extensive paneling of yellow pine along with two massive brick fireplaces. Burton had profitable holdings in sawmills, general stores, and banks in the area. Some other of the many houses designed by the Witt and Seibert firm are at 1605 Hickory Street in Texarkana and 317 W. Main and 510 E. Main Street in Magnolia.

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, "Percy D. Burton House", [Lewisville, 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, 190-190.

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