Couchwood

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Couchwood
Couchwood is located in Arkansas
Couchwood
Nearest city Shorewood Hills, Arkansas
Coordinates 34°26′54″N 92°54′53″W / 34.44833°N 92.91472°W / 34.44833; -92.91472Coordinates: 34°26′54″N 92°54′53″W / 34.44833°N 92.91472°W / 34.44833; -92.91472
Area 17 acres (6.9 ha)
Built 1927; 1939
Architect Rodriguez, Dionicio; Almand, John Parks
Governing body Private
MPS Arkansas Sculptures of Dionicio Rodriguez TR
NRHP Reference # 86003582[1]
Added to NRHP December 4, 1986

Couchwood is the summer estate of Harvey C. Couch, a president of Arkansas Light and Power in the early 20th century. The estate, located at 601 Couchwood Road, is southeast of Hot Springs, Arkansas, straddling the border of Garland and Hot Spring Counties on the north shore of Lake Catherine. The 17-acre (6.9 ha) estate was listed on the National Register of Historic Places for two separate reasons. It was first listed on 1986 for the five naturalistic sculptures by Dionicio Rodriguez that are located on the property; these were commissioned by Couch. The estate was again listed on 2001 for its association with Couch, and for its well-preserved collection of Rustic architecture. Several of the estate's eight buildings were designed by the noted Arkansas architect John Parks Almand.[2]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Couchwood Historic District" (PDF). Arkansas Preservation. Retrieved 2015-05-14.