You are here

Dewell and Martha Gann House

-A A +A
c. 1895. 224 S. Market St.
  • (Photograph by Dell Upton)

Dewell Gann Sr. began the construction of his family’s Queen Anne house as soon as his medical practice was established. This picturesque house has a recessed entrance with a single-story porch set between a circular two-story corner tower with a conical roof and a gabled two-story bay. This bay dominates the house with its broad round-arched window on the first floor, which is echoed in a similar arched shape cut into the gable. Centered in the gable arch is a boldly painted letter G, the initial of the owners’ name. The one-story entrance porch turns around the corner of the house on the tower side to provide shelter to the entrance of Gann’s adjacent office building (SA3). Adding to the building’s lively variety of forms are the differently colored and textured building materials, from wood siding to shingles and stained glass.

Writing Credits

Cyrus A. Sutherland with Gregory Herman, Claudia Shannon, Jean Sizemore Jeannie M. Whayne and Contributors


What's Nearby


Cyrus A. Sutherland with Gregory Herman, Claudia Shannon, Jean Sizemore Jeannie M. Whayne and Contributors, "Dewell and Martha Gann House", [Benton, 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, 168-169.

If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.

SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.