Stitt House

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Stitt House
Stitt-Patterson House 001.jpg
Stitt House is located in Arkansas
Stitt House
Stitt House is located in the US
Stitt House
Location 824 Park Avenue
Hot Springs, Arkansas
Coordinates 34°31′44″N 93°2′59″W / 34.52889°N 93.04972°W / 34.52889; -93.04972Coordinates: 34°31′44″N 93°2′59″W / 34.52889°N 93.04972°W / 34.52889; -93.04972
Built 1875
Architect Man and Stern architects
Architectural style Italianate, Other
NRHP reference # 76000410[1]
Added to NRHP May 03, 1976

The Stitt House is an Italianate style house located in Hot Springs, Arkansas. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

History[edit]

Located in Hot Springs National Park, the Stitt House was built in 1877 by industrialist and early city founder Samuel H. Stitt.[2] Together with Colonel Fordyce, he built the Fordyce bathhouse and founded Mountain Valley Spring Water company, and also built the first Arlington Hotel. The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[1] One of the children of Samuel and Augusta Stitt, Herbert Stitt, grew up in the house. His interest in art led him to Boston, Massachusetts, where he won fame as an illustrator. Included among his work are several cover illustrations for the Saturday Evening Post.

The Stitt House has been occupied by three individuals whose lives were either closely connected with the history of Hot Springs or whose achievements transcended the local level and received national recognition. Furthermore, the Stitt House is a century-old example of eclectic Victorian architecture, which survives intact and in good condition.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Stitt-Patterson House, Hot Springs, Garland County". Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. Archived from the original on 19 August 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-08-19. Retrieved 2014-06-14.