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Albert O. Clarke Collection

Research information and photographs, 1986

Manuscript Collection 620



INFORMATION ABOUT ALBERT O. CLARKE

Albert Oscar Clarke (1858-1935) was a leading early twentieth-century architect in northwest Arkansas.  Born in Medina, New York, Clarke was a partner of a St. Louis firm for over twenty years.  In 1904 a commission from the Monte Ne Club and Cottage Company brought him to Rogers, where he remained for the rest of his life, designing buildings thoughout northwest Arkansas.  Both he and his wife, Grace Emma Brownlee Clarke, were active in community affairs.


INFORMATION ABOUT THE COLLECTION

Research material pertaining to Albert O. Clarke was donated to Special Collections by Pamela Dubbell, Rogers, Arkansas, 7 November 1986.

The material consists of photocopies of newspaper and journal clippings, excerpts from books and pamphlets, correspondence, and research notes, as well as photographs of Clarke, his wife, and many of the buildings he designed.  The material was collected by Pamela Dubbell in the course of preparing an article about Clarke for the Northwest Arkansas Morning News.  Photocopies of this article are also included.

Processed by Nan Lawler, Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas, in February, 1987.


CONTENTS OF THE COLLECTION (54 items: 2 folders)

Box 1

Folder 1. Photocopies of:  Dubbell's article (Northwest Arkansas Morning News, 25 May 1986), clippings and articles pertaining to Albert O. Clarke and his buildings, correspondence, research notes, a building contract (1922), and gift form for dress donated to the Rogers Historical Museum (with detailed description of the dress; see photographs no. 6 and 7 in Folder 2).

Folder 2. Photocopy of album pages showing original arrangement of pictures and captions.
 

Photographs:

 1. Portrait of Albert Oscar Clarke,  5 x31/2".

 2. Portrait of Grace Emma Brownlee Clarke (1857-1949), 5 x 3 1/2".  "Please credit Mary Sue and Betty Lynn Reagan."

 3. Clarke home, 418 W. Pecan, Rogers; remodeled, 3 1/2 x 5".

 4. Albert O. Clarke's office, 116 1/2 W. Walnut, Rogers, 5 x 3 1/2".

 5. Albert O. Clarke's grave, Rogers Cemetery, 3 1/2 x 5".

  Two views of "going away dress" of Mrs.  Albert O. (Grace Emma Brownlee) Clarke, donated to Rogers Historical Museum by Mrs. Eugene G. Eason (Mrs. Clarke's great-niece), Clarksburg, West Virginia (see copy of gift form, with detailed description, in Folder 1):

 6. 5 x 3 1/2".

 7. 5 x 3 1/2".
 

ROGERS BUILDINGS:

 8. First Baptist Church, 1905, Second and Cherry Streets, 6 1/2 x 8 1/2" photocopy.

 9. Lewis Drug Store, 1906, 116 S. First Street (left), and Bank of Rogers, 1906, 114 S. First Street, 3 1/2 x 5".

 10. Rogers Wholesale Grocery, 1907, 101 East Walnut (The Dollar Saver in 1986), 4 x 61/2" halftone print.

 11. Central United Methodist Church, 1908, 307 West Elm, 3 1/2 x 5".

 12. Butcher home, 1910, 318 West Elm, 3 1/2 x 5".

 13. Mutual Aid Union Building, 1911, Second and Poplar Streets (Poplar Plaza Building in 1986), 3 1/2 x 5".

 14. Rogers High School, 1911, West Walnut between 5th and 6th, 2 1/4 x 4 1/2" halftone print.

  Felker home, 1915, 422 West Cherry Street:

 15. 3 1/2 x 5".

 16. 5 x 3 1/2".

 17. 5 x 3 1/2".

 18. Presbyterian Church, 1915, 403 West Walnut, 3 1/2 x 5".

 19. Applegate home, 1918, 520 West Poplar, 31/2 x 5".

 20. Clouston memorial, 1925, Rogers Cemetery, 3 1/2 x 5".

 21. Duty home, 1925, 404 South 5th Street, 31/2 x 5".

 22. Callison home, 1929, Locust and Prairie Creek Road, 3 1/2 x 5".

 23. Drive-Inn Grocery, 1929, 408 West Walnut (Callison Funeral Home in 1986), 3 1/2 x 5".
 

BENTONVILLE BUILDINGS:

 24. Benton County National Bank Building, 1906, 115 West Central (Bentonville City Hall in 1986), 3 1/2 x 5".

 25. Massey Hotel, 1910, Central and A Streets (Bentonville Library and office building in 1986), 3 1/2 x 5".

 26. Old Benton County Jail, 1911, 212 North Main, 3 1/2 x 5".

 27. Benton County Courthouse, 1928, East side Square, 3 1/2 x 5".

BELLA VISTA:

 28. Sunset Hotel, 1929, halftone print, 3 1/2 x 6 1/4".
 

EUREKA SPRINGS BUILDINGS:

  First Baptist Church, 1916:

 29. 3 1/2 x 5".

 30. 3 1/2 x 5".

 31. 5 x 3 1/2".

  Municipal Auditorium, 1928:

 32. 5 x 3 1/2".

 33. 3 1/2 x 5".
 

CLARKSVILLE.  COLLEGE OF THE OZARKS:

 34. Mabee Apartments, 1910, 5 x 7".

 35. Wiley Lin Hurie Hall, 1922-23, 5 x 7".

 36. MacLean Hall, 1926, 5 x 7".

 37. Raymond Munger Memorial Chapel, 1932-33, 5 x 7".



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