The Blake House was built in 1887 or 1888 by Thomas Taylor Blake. The Blake's built a two story Plantation style at a cost of about $2000. The house was built during the building boom after the Civil War. The house was a basic two story house with four bedrooms. Over the years there have been several alterations to the original house. The house was to be returned to the original structure and become the entrance for a new social club to be built around the old house. But unfortunately in the process of moving the house during construction the house was destroyed. A replicia of the old house is being rebuilt for the social club. After moving to Bentonville in 1868 he erected a flour mill, wool mill, and owned two mercantile businesses in town. He also had the Western Hotel built in town and operated it for many years.