Designed by A. O. Clarke
This is taking a look at some of the building that were designed in the area by A. O. Clarke. He was brought here by Coin Harvey to do work on Monte Ne, but enjoyed the area so much he stayed.
1. Mutual Aid Building at Second and Poplar, 1911, listed on the National register of Historic Places
2. Benton County Courthouse, Bentonville Square, 1928, built at approximate cost of $200,000
3. First Baptist Church (Burned ), Second and Cherry, 1905, "Without a doubt these are the handsome set of windows to be seen in Northwest Arkansas' (1905 newspaper article)
4. Rogers High School (razed), 500 block W. Walnut, 1911, in use through the early 1960's
5. Benton County National Bank, 115 W. Central , 1906, listed on the National Register of Historic Places
6. Clouston Memorial, Rogers Cemetery, 1911, commissioned by affluent rancher wife's death; he was remarried and never buried in the mausoleum; his wife's body was moved elsewhere
Callison home, Locust and Prairie Creek, 1929, reportedly used the finest lumber available, much of which was shipped from St. Louis
8. Massey Hotel, Central and A St., 1910, gutted by fire in the early 1970's, restored by Walton Foundation and listed on National Register of Historic Places
9. Applegates Building, at left and right, Bank of Rogers building, 114 and 116 s. First, both 1906, bank faced with finished limestone by Matthews brothers; drug store used solid mahogany throughout
10. Applegate home, 520 W. Poplar, 1918,
11. Felker home, 422 W. Cherry, 1915, built by Edwin Jackson, a local banker
12. Presbyterian Church (razed) 403 W. Walnut, 1915, brick work by Matthew brothers, Mr. and Mrs. Clack were charter and active members
13. Butcher home, 318 W. Elm, 1910, built by J. E. Felker
Duty home, 404 S. 5th St., 1925, originally owned by Elmo Walker
Old Benton County Jail, 212 S. Main, 1911, built for $15,000
16. Central United Methodist Church (now First Methodist Church), 307 W. Elm, 1908, Interior woodwork native oak, built for approximately $10,000
17. Coin Harvey's Missouri Row (razed) at Monte ne
18. Sunset Hotel at Bella Vista
19. First Christian Church (razed), Third and Poplar
20. Victory Theater
21. Rogers Wholesale Grocery (Dollar Saver / now Onyx Coffee)
Information out of the Northwest Arkansas Morning News, 5/25/1986 now NWA Democrat Gazette and photos provided by vintagebentonville.com online museum.
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