Clinton House (Fayetteville, Arkansas)
Clinton House Museum
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Clinton House Museum, August 2011
|Location||930 West Clinton Drive, Fayetteville, Arkansas|
|Area||less than one acre|
|Architectural style||Tudor Revival|
|NRHP reference #||09000800|
|Added to NRHP||January 22, 2010|
The Clinton House Museum is a historic house museum at 930 West Clinton Drive in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Built in 1931, it was the first home of Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham while they both taught at the University of Arkansas School of Law and was where they married in 1975. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2010.
Upon completion in 1931 in the Tudor Revival architectural style the house was inhabited by H. H. Taylor, owner of the Fayetteville Daily Leader. Later the house was bought by Gilbert C. Swanson, who was married to Roberta Fulbright, sister of J. William Fulbright. On August 11, 1975, Bill Clinton purchased the house for $17,200.00. Both Bill and Hillary were teaching at the University of Arkansas School of Law in 1975, and they were married in the living room on October 11, 1975. Bill became Arkansas Attorney General in November, 1976 and they sold the house in 1983. From 1977 to 1983, the Clintons rented the home to law students.
Clinton House Museum
The house operates as a museum and contains many pieces of Clinton election memorabilia prior to his run for United States President. There is also a replica of Hillary's wedding dress. The house is located on what was once California Boulevard; the street was renamed Clinton Drive in 2010. The museum is one of four stops on the "Billgrimage," the other three being the Clinton Birthplace in Hope, Arkansas, the Hot Springs Visitors Center, and the Bill Clinton Presidential Library.
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "Clinton House Museum, 930 Clinton Drive, Fayetteville AR 72701". Historic Washington County. Retrieved 2011-08-16.
- Clinton House Museum - official site