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Nathan Combs House

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1870. 3245 E. Black Oak Rd.
  • (Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, A Division of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, Ralph Wilcox, photographer)

Nathan Combs, who came to Washington County from Kentucky in 1853, purchased a 747-acre farm here in 1861 and built a small log house. After the Civil War, he began construction of a residence across the road from the log cabin, a two-story brick I-house with a basement and a one-story ell. The central entrance is fronted by an attractive two-story gabled portico with Eastlake detailing. A central chimney rises from the center of the ell, serving a back-to-back fireplace for the kitchen on one side and the dining room on the other. An open stairway leads to the second floor central hall flanked by two bedrooms.

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, "Nathan Combs 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, 63-63.

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