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Mountain Home in Baxter County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Mountain Home Commercial Historic District

 
 
Mountain Home Commercial Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 3, 2021
1. Mountain Home Commercial Historic District Marker
Inscription.  This commercial historic district was added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 15, 2010 as a representative collection of early to mid-20th century vernacular architecture, Centered on the Baxter County Courthouse, which was built from 1941-1943 by the Works Progress Administration, the district is bound on the north by East 5th St., the south by East 9th St., the east by South St., and the west by South Hickory St. In 1892, the Baker Building was the first to be constructed at 601-603 South Baker Street.

The next significant construction period was from 1900-1920 after the arrival of the railroad. The majority of the buildings were erected in the 1950s when the city experienced a doubling in population after the completion of Norfork Dam in 1944 and Bull Shoals Dam in 1951. Relying on the needs of the community and the design and construction abilities of local builders, these commercial structures are one or two stories in height and made of bricks and indigenous materials such as limestone, brown sandstone, flat flagstone, stacked river rock and uncut fieldstone.
 
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Mountain Home Commercial Historic District Marker (reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 3, 2021
2. Mountain Home Commercial Historic District Marker (reverse)
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2018 by Baxter County Historical & Genealogical Society. (Marker Number 3.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. A significant historical date for this entry is June 15, 2010.
 
Location. 36° 20.115′ N, 92° 23.08′ W. Marker is in Mountain Home, Arkansas, in Baxter County. Marker is at the intersection of East 6th Street and South Baxter Street, on the right when traveling west on East 6th Street. Located on the grounds of the Baxter County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mountain Home AR 72653, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 18 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Skirmishes Near Mountain Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Military Road (approx. 4˝ miles away); Jacob Wolf House (approx. 10.2 miles away); a different marker also named Jacob Wolf House (approx. 10.2 miles away); Jacob Wolf House Historic Site (approx. 10.2 miles away); a different marker also named Jacob Wolf House (approx. 10.2 miles away); Change and Renewal (approx. 17.4 miles away); 200 Tons A Day (approx. 17.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mountain Home.
 
View of marker at the Baxter County Courthouse. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 3, 2021
3. View of marker at the Baxter County Courthouse.
Part of the commercial district along E. 6th St. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 3, 2021
4. Part of the commercial district along E. 6th St.
Commercial Historic District along S. Baker St. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 3, 2021
5. Commercial Historic District along S. Baker St.
View of Commercial Historic District along E. 7th St. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 3, 2021
6. View of Commercial Historic District along E. 7th St.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 11, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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