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Commandant’s House

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1942. 264 McClellan Dr.
  • (Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, A Division of the Department of Arkansas Heritage)

Now owned by Williams Baptist College, this house is one of the few surviving buildings from the former Walnut Ridge Army Air Field. Designed and constructed by the U.S. Army for the commandant of the flying school, it was later used by H. E. Williams, founder of the college. The single-story house has a U-shaped plan with a side-gabled roof and a small gabled entrance porch. The simplicity of the design focuses attention on the beauty of its walls, composed of irregularly sized and uncoursed roughly cut stone.

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, "Commandant’s House", [Walnut Ridge, 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, 228-228.

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