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George Kimball House

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1876. 715 N. Front St.
  • (Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, A Division of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, Mason Toms, photographer)

George Kimball was a successful merchant with several enterprises catering to river traffic, and he also benefited from a large plantation producing cotton for the New Orleans market. His success is reflected in this unusually grand residence for a town as small as Dardanelle. The designer/builder was well familiar with the details of the Italianate style, evident in the one-story front and side porches, slender wooden columns with simple wooden bases and capitals, a side bay window, and bracketed eaves. Inside, a spacious central hall on the first floor separates four rooms: the drawing and dining rooms on one side and a music room and a parlor on the other. Each pair of rooms has back-to-back fireplaces. Also on the property are a pyramidal-roofed pavilion over a well, a cistern and large hand pump, and a brick smokehouse, also with a pyramidal roof.

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, "George Kimball House", [Dardanelle, 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, 109-109.

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