M.E. Davis House

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M.E. Davis House
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M.E. Davis House is located in Arkansas
M.E. Davis House
Location in Arkansas
M.E. Davis House is located in the United States
M.E. Davis House
Location in United States
Location200 N. Knox St., Dermott, Arkansas
Coordinates33°31′47″N 91°26′27″W / 33.52972°N 91.44083°W / 33.52972; -91.44083Coordinates: 33°31′47″N 91°26′27″W / 33.52972°N 91.44083°W / 33.52972; -91.44083
Arealess than one acre
Built1925 (1925)
Architectural styleBungalow/craftsman
MPSEthnic and Racial Minority Settlement of the Arkansas Delta MPS
NRHP reference #04001034[1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 22, 2004

The M. E. Davis House is a historic house at 200 North Knox Street in Dermott, Arkansas. The two story wood frame house was built in 1925, and is one of the largest houses in Dermott; it is still one of only a few two story houses there. The Craftsman style house was built for Matthew E. Davis, an African-American businessman. Davis was notable in the town for opening his home to impoverished African-Americans leaving the sugar cane plantations by train, and helping them find work in the local mills and acquire their own homes.[2]

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for M.E. Davis House" (PDF). Arkansas Preservation. Retrieved 2014-03-24.