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John W. Shaver House

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1854. W. Main St. at Cammack St.

Evening Shade is the oldest community in Sharp County and has its origins in a gristmill Captain James Thompson built in 1817 on Mill Creek, a tributary of the White River. The last quarter of the nineteenth century was the town’s period of peak prosperity, and after the railroad bypassed Evening Shade, it began a slow but steady commercial decline. This house, built by one of first permanent residents, a fur trader, is the oldest surviving dwelling in the town. It is a brick building, one-and-a-half-stories in height, with two prominent front gables and a central hall. Diagonally opposite on the south side of W. Main is the two-story wooden house built c. 1870 by Polk Jones, but known by its longtime owner Claude Coger, editor and publisher of the Sharp County Record. The central-hall house, with a one-story front porch, has its entrance flanked by wide sidelights and a large fanlight.

Writing Credits

Author: 
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, "John W. Shaver House", [Evening Shade, Arkansas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/AR-01-SH1.

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Arkansas

Buildings of Arkansas, Cyrus A. Sutherland and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2018, 81-81.

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