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Bateman-Griffith House

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1930, Estes W. Mann. 316 Jefferson St.
  • (Photograph by Claudia Shannon)

Catching the fancy of the child in us all is this house, commonly referred to as “Hansel and Gretel” or “story-book” style, though it could be termed English cottage style. Mann, an architect from Memphis, Tennessee, incorporated as many materials and architectural features as would seem possible to create this picturesque cottage. He utilized random-sized and squared stone, brick, stucco, wood, and red tiles in a composition of steep roofs, a jerkinhead gable, round and eyebrow arches, multiple chimneys, transom windows, diamond-shaped mullions, and a flattened arch for a porte-cochere. Perhaps surprisingly, it all adds up to a unified design. The house was built for H. B. Bateman Jr., who was a banker at the Merchants and Planters Bank (MO4).

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, "Bateman-Griffith House", [Clarendon, 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, 254-255.

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