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J. S. Cowdrey House

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1904. 1 Valley St.
  • (Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, A Division of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, Travis Ratermann, photographer)

This dramatic residence demonstrates the turn-of-the-twentieth-century transition from Queen Anne to the symmetry and classicism of Beaux-Arts influence. Merchant and banker J. S. Cowdrey engaged a Texas contractor to build this two-and-a-half-story house with its corner tower and wraparound porch. Interior trim in fine wood was milled in Memphis and shipped by packet steamer down the Mississippi and White rivers to the port nearest Yellville, probably Buffalo City. The Cowdrey family occupied the house until it was sold in 1971.

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, "J. S. Cowdrey House", [Yellville, 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, 78-78.

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