1902 Queen Anne – Little Rock, AR (Palliser)

Added to OHD on 10/19/17   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   22 Comments
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1305 S Spring St, Little Rock, AR 72202

  • $269,900
  • 4 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2130 Sq Ft
The Compton-Wood House. This house used to sit at 800 High St, now MLK Drive, was moved in the late 1990's to current location. House has had a total face lift, new interior and exterior paint, new roof, refinished hardwoods, two or three living areas. Two full baths, stunning views from the third floor. Individually listed on the National register of historic places.
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Tony Curtis, Tony Curtis Realtors,
(501) 374-1221

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22 Comments on 1902 Queen Anne – Little Rock, AR (Palliser)

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11783 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Last photo is from the Palliser & Palliser planbook.

    • Paul says: 2 comments

      Kelly – Thank you SO much for this connection. We’re the guys that just bought the house and thanks to your posting the architect’s name, we were able to find the original floorplans and specs for the house as we considered making an offer. Incredible, no one I know has this kind of detail on their old home.

      We’re going to be putting some finishing touches on the home – a tower finial, marble fireplace surrounds, stripping the paint off of the 1st floor woodwork. And it’s getting some smart new features – security, lighting, etc. Will be happy to share info and photos as our plans come to life.

  2. Sue S. says: 278 comments

    I don’t know the circumstances, but isn’t it great that they moved it instead of tearing it down? Some really nice features.

  3. Betty Sheidler says: 8 comments

    Absolutely stunning from top to bottom! I wouldn’t change a thing!

  4. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11783 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    The PDF I linked to has some pics before it was moved (NR link is in the Source Links section up top of this page.)

  5. Tommy Q says: 460 comments

    Wow, the 2014 street view shows the structure at its previous location. They moved it 2.5 miles to its new site! Amazing…


  6. Carolyn says: 294 comments

    It looks like there is a highway directly over where it used to sit. (Corner of High and 8th according to the old National Register map).

  7. CharlestonJohn says: 1129 comments

    I’ve always loved the Palliser plans with the square center tower and strong vertical massing. Bravo to anyone who moves a home like this to save it. The “Doll House” nickname listed on the NRHP form sure seems to fit the look. The surrounding neighborhood has some really nice Queen Anne, Craftsman, and Tudor Revival houses. My favorite is this beautiful “Bricktorian” up the street on the next block.

  8. Glorybe says: 143 comments

    Wow! Thank you for answering the question that popped in my mind about how far they must have moved the house. I wonder what that would cost?

    • Pam Hudgens says: 4 comments

      we had our house moved 5 miles in 1977, across fields and a highway. The cost was $8000.00. A lot of the cost is from the electric company, they have to go ahead of the house and unhook power lines then reattach them after the house moves past. They did not break a single pane of glass in the house. We had a built in china cabinet and old windows. We had to have the brick front porch removed and replaced after the house was set. But reusing the brick, made the process perfect. I am sure the price is considerably higher now.

  9. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11783 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    BTW, here’s one I saw today that is of the same design (there are at least two others on OHD), it’s a good compare to see the differences.


  10. Matilda L. says: 3 comments

    I was in junior high when they moved this house. It was right next to a large sunken freeway that goes through town, next to a large children’s hospital and they were about to build a new elementary school. It had no other homes around it at the time. It was quite the project to move it because they had to have the city help take down stoplights and hold back traffic to make the move. The neighborhood they moved it to (we call it the Quapaw Quarter), and the lot in particular, is beautiful. It has set in various states of disrepair until it was recently sold and renovated, and finally painted. There is a lot of neat stuff within walking distance: Mt. Holly Cemetery, the new Bark bar which is a bar and dog park combined, historic churches and houses, the SoMa district, and Bernice Garden park.

  11. Stunning restoration. My only question is the ‘skullcrusher’ on the bottom of the staircase, which appears to be about six feet above the floor. I would change that one feature, and thoroughly enjoy the rest of the house.

  12. Carley says: 5 comments

    Love it, but, oh why did they paint the woodwork?

  13. Annabelle says: 117 comments

    I was sad to see the trim get painted and the tile on the fireplace surrounds changed – to appeal to a larger audience of buyers. My husband and I are unable to do much renovations of any kind, so this is the condition of old home we would have to purchase. Whatever home has to have most everything done/replaced and be affordable as well. Very hard combo to find.

    • Paul says: 2 comments

      Annabelle – do you know what the fireplace tile originally looked like? All we can find are some bad scanned polaroids. We’re going to be redoing the surrounds (and stripping the 1st floor woodwork) and it’d be great to have an idea of what was there before.

  14. Colleen J says: 1169 comments

    I absolutly love this one, I would even live with the white kitchen. You can tell they took good care of this house!

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