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The Clayton House, Fort Smith

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The W.H.H. Clayton House, now the Clayton House Museum, is a historic house museum at 514 North 6th Street in Fort Smith, Arkansas. It is a 2-1/2 story L-shaped wood frame structure, with a projecting front clipped-gable section. It has elaborate Victorian trim, including detailed window surrounds, paneled projecting bays on the front and side, and a porch with carved columns and brackets, and delicately turned balusters ringing the porch roof. The house was built in 1874 for W. H. H. Clayton, who served as a local prosecutor and was member of family prominent in state politics, and is one of the few high-quality houses of the period to survive. It is now a museum.
The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.
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  • The house is beautiful and the history is fascinating. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and accommodated us even though we did not arrive at a scheduled tour time. The only downside was when she ...  more »
  • This is a nice stop if you are viewing the local history of the area. The architecture of the house is grand and lets you step back into an era of yesterday.  more »
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  • Beautiful house with a rich history and a lovely tour. The guide provides an informative and easy to understand tour and is able to engage all ages (it was me, my mom, and my 6 year old). All in all, it was a wonderful spot to learn a little more about the history of Fort Smith and we all enjoyed it immensely.
  • Nice historic building we rented for my daughters shower.

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