I went on my first “Sandwiching in History” tour last week hosted by The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. It was of the Matthews-Clauson-McCullough House which is just down the road from where my sister lives, so I pass it often and have always wanted to see the inside.
The tour was very informative with about a 15-20 minute presentation about the history of the home and its former owners. The home, as stated in a news release, is a large, Craftsman-style home, built about 1928 by the Justin Matthews Company in the Pope Place Addition of Sylvan Hills. It features a stone portico, banks of casement windows, and false half-timbering in the gable ends. The house was used as rental property until 1944, when it was purchased by Donald and Evelyn Clauson. The Clauson family sold it in 1950 to Murray and Martha McCullough.”
The home is for sale and in need of repair. Here’s hoping that someone that appreciates historic structures will purchase the home and give it some TLC, or let’s hope I win the lottery and I can do it myself!
Almost 200 people attended making it difficult to include whole rooms in the photos, so I focused on the details.
Here’s a link to more info about the house: http://www.arkansaspreservation.com/pdf/tour_scripts/Matthews-Clauson-McCullough%20House%20Tour%20Script%202015.pdf