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Walker-Stone House

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c. 1845. 207 W. Center St.
  • (Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, A Division of the Department of Arkansas Heritage)

This red brick house was built for David Walker, a lawyer and state senator, and his wife, Jane. It was originally approached from what is now the rear entrance facing Mountain Street, and the two-story pedimented portico there denotes that former entrance. On the W. Center Street facade the two-story wooden porch that runs the full width of the house was added by the house’s next owner, Stephen K. Stone. The house’s central hall, which features an oak staircase, has two rooms on each side on both floors. All the nails in the house were hand wrought, and dowel pins, also handmade, were used for the elaborately ornamented staircase and for the doors. Walker sold the house to merchant Stone and his wife, Amanda, in 1850, and the house became home to their seven children, one of whom was the father of architect Edward Durell Stone. He acquired the house in 1968 and restored it. A law firm now occupies the house.

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, "Walker-Stone House", [Fayetteville, 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, 49-50.

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