Watson-Sawyer House

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Watson-Sawyer House
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Location 502 E. Parker St., Hamburg, Arkansas
Coordinates 33°13′25″N91°47′36″W / 33.22361°N 91.79333°W / 33.22361; -91.79333 Coordinates: 33°13′25″N91°47′36″W / 33.22361°N 91.79333°W / 33.22361; -91.79333
Area less than one acre
Built 1865 (1865)
Built by Watson, E.D.
Architectural style Eclectic Provincial
NRHP reference # 75000373 [1]
Added to NRHP December 6, 1975

The Watson-Sawyer House is a historic house at 502 E. Parker St. in Hamburg, Arkansas. It was built in 1870 by E.D. Watson, an early settler of Ashley County, and is one of the finest houses in the county. The two-story house was built entirely out of oak, and features a two-story pedimented front portico supported by fluted Doric columns. The pediment is decorated with ribbon-like woodwork, which is repeated on the gable ends of main roof. Each floor on the front facade has a centrally-located door with sidelights, flanked by pairs of windows. [2]

Hamburg, Arkansas Place

Hamburg is a city and county seat of Ashley County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 2,857 at the 2010 census.

Ashley County, Arkansas County in the United States

Ashley County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 21,853. The county seat is Hamburg. The county was formed in 1848 from parts of Chicot, Drew and Union counties and named after Chester Ashley. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. [1] It continues to be held by Watson's descendants. [2]

National Register of Historic Places federal list of historic sites in the United States

The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the United States federal government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation for their historical significance. A property listed in the National Register, or located within a National Register Historic District, may qualify for tax incentives derived from the total value of expenses incurred preserving the property.

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National Register of Historic Places listings in Ashley County, Arkansas Wikimedia list article

This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Ashley County, Arkansas.

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References

  1. 1 2 National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places . National Park Service.
  2. 1 2 "NRHP nomination for Watson-Sawyer House" (PDF). Arkansas Preservation. Retrieved 2014-01-16.