Blog

Elias, Skillern Houses Listed on National Register of Historic Places

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program - Friday, February 13, 2015

LITTLE ROCK—The Barney L. Elias House at North Little Rock in Pulaski County and the Skillern House at Fayetteville in Washington County have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the country’s official list of historically significant properties, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program Director Frances McSwain announced today.

The Barney L. Elias House at 335 Goshen Avenue is a 1949 structure designed with a combination of the Art Deco and International styles of architecture. “Built in 1949, this house pre-dates the explosion of modernist designs in Arkansas during the 1950s, inspired in part by the creation of the new Architecture Department at the University of Arkansas,” according to the National Register nomination. “This house was designed and built with new construction methods including the use of poured concrete and metal windows. The house completely disregards many of the more traditional residential forms and instead relies on large flat planes of brick to create a very modernist aesthetic, especially on the front façade.”


The Skillern House at 3470 East Skillern Road was built in 1904-05 and designed in the Folk Victorian style of architecture. “The John Audley Skillern House was built in 1904-1905 as the residential center of an 800-acre farm in Washington County on the northeast corner of Fayetteville,” according to the National Register nomination. “The home is approximately 3,400 square feet and in the Folk Victorian Style with Queen Anne detailing. This wonderful example of a Folk Victorian home was built by John Audley Skillern, who was a noteworthy farmer and landowner in rural Washington County.”

For more information on the National Register of Historic Places program, write the AHPP at 1500 Tower Building, 323 Center St., Little Rock, AR 72201, call the agency at (501) 324-9880 [TDD 501-324-9811], send e-mail to [email protected] or visit www.arkansaspreservation.org.

The AHPP is the Department of Arkansas Heritage agency responsible for identifying, evaluating, registering and preserving the state’s cultural resources. Other agencies are the Arkansas Arts Council, the Delta Cultural Center in Helena, the Old State House Museum, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center and the Historic Arkansas Museum.



Recent Posts


Tags

National Register of Historic Places "Let Freedom Ring" Travel Grants Roe Arkansas Civilian Conservation Corps Arkansas Design Network Turner Restoration Leake-Ingham Building Louisiana Main Street program Evelyn Gill Walker House Huntsville Commercial Historic District New Century Club of Camden Old U.S. Post Office and Customs House American Legion Skillern House Bogg Springs Hotel Booneville Arkansas Forrest City Arkansas Helena Arkansas Montgomery County Courthouse Montgomery County Arkansas Nevada County Arkansas Little Rock Central High School Dionicio Rodriguez White County Courthouse Newton County Arkansas Pike County Arkansas U.S. Forest Service Buffalo National River National Register of Historic Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas Burdette Arkansas St. Francis County Historical Society Mississippi County Arkansas National Historic Landmark Ozark Farming Three States Lumber Company Prairie County Arkansas Flood Control Barney Elias House Parker-Hickman Farm Historic District Arkansas Register of Historic Places Cumberland Presbyterian Church Trail of Tears in Arkansas Pope County Arkansas historic Arkansas properties Central High School Neighborhood Historic District Main Street Arkansas County courthouse Restoration Grants Sandwiching in History Folk Victorian Architecture Monroe County Arkansas Elias Camp Morris Main Street Dumas International-Style Architecture historic resort communities Forrest City Cemetery downtown economic development Stearns/Gehring Chapel Cemetery Walks Through History Historic County Courthouses Main Street Searcy Monsanto Chemical Corporation Fayetteville Arkansas Saline County Arkansas Pike County Courthouse Huntsville Arkansas Tudor Revival Architecture Naturalistic Architecture Polk County Arkansas Phillips County Arkansas Abolition of Slavery Free Lesson Plan Edgar Monsanto Queeny Ouachita County Arkansas Real Estate Transfer Tax Freedom Park Houston Methodist Episcopal Church South Miller County Camden to Washington Road Madison County Arkansas Benton Arkansas Bogg Springs Arkansas steel window restoration workshop Arkansas History Lesson Plans cemetery preservsation U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Arkansas Railroad History Duck Hunting Dr. Ruth Hawkins Free Cemetery Preservation Workshops Russellville Arkansas most endangered historic places Carlisle Rock Island Railroad Depot Cemetery Preservation Library free history tours Destination Downtown Conference Henry Koen Office Building Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanatorium Museum Craftsman style architecture Arkansas Historic Preservation Arkansas Humanities Council 13th Amendment Classroom Presentation Morrilton Arkansas Arkansas Historic Preservation Program Tolbert Gill Burdette Plantation Main Street Texarkana Arkansas History African American education Little Rock Fire Station No. 2 free teacher resources Monroe County Courthouse Erbie Arkansas Historic Preservation Restoration Grants Camden Public Library Arkansas Preservation Awards Wingmead Freedmen's Bureau Kiblah School Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission Main Street Arkansas:Real Estate Transfer Tax 13th Amendment cemetery preservation Let Freedom Ring Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council Sunken Lands News Release downtown revitalization historic architecture Mississippi County Courthouse Osceola 19th Century Road Construction Marked Tree Lock and Siphons slipcover removal grants Civil Works Administration Arkansas State University Heritage Sites Rosenwald Schools Renaissance Revival Architecture Arkansas Business History historic telephone booth Arkansas religious history Centennial Baptist Church Pope County Courthouse Mid-Century Modern Architecture Gothic Revival architecture Arkansas African American Civil War History Historic Preservation Alliance Conway County Library Clarendon Arkansas Estes-Williams Post #61 American Legion Hut Delta Cultural Center Booneville Historical Preservation Society Art Deco Architecture North Little Rock Arkansas Rustic Architecture Mississippi Main Street Association free historic preservation workshop Marked Tree Arkansas Perry County Arkansas Rosston Arkansas Pulaski County Courthouse Doddridge Arkansas Poinsett County Arkansas Free Courthouse Poster Houston Arkansas Main Street Siloam Springs Main Street Batesville Mosaic Templars Cultural Center Camden Arkansas Downtown Revitalization Grants Paris Arkansas Main Street Ozark

Archive