c. 1900 Queen Anne – Hot Springs National Park, AR – $199,000

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Added to OHD on 8/9/18   -   Last OHD Update: 8/9/18   -   4 Comments
138 Parkhill St, Hot Springs National Park, AR 71901

Map: Street

Price

$199,000

Beds

3

Baths

3

SqFt

2213

Acres

0.44

The highest ceilings I have seen! Hardwood floors in main living areas except back TV room. Huge front entry room for living/dining combo, office or formal living room. 2nd story is divided into small rooms, easily opened back up. Full bath on second story. Double lot feeds to Kenwood St. Nice back deck and patio. Newer metal roof over back of home. Large laundry/utility room. Efficient electric heat pump for HVAC. Utilities are very manageable. Transoms are mostly intact! Water and sewer lines replaced.
Contact Details
Sharon Tremor, Meyers Realty
(501) 624-5622
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4 Comments on c. 1900 Queen Anne – Hot Springs National Park, AR – $199,000

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  1. Lady Texas says: 103 comments

    Well, I’ll be darned. I’m writing a fiction story that takes place in Hot spring, Ar. I believe I’ve just found my inspiration for the family home. Thank you, Miss Ma’am!

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  2. Maddie says: 3 comments

    Have just been on this site for a couple months and addicted now looking at the beautiful homes. I get some strange feelings seeing some of them and wondering about the people that lived there and the history. Don’t know much about historical old homes but love them. Wonder why they block up the fireplaces. Do they actually fill them in or can you just take off the wood or whatever they’ve used to block them and use again?

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    • Gigi Regnier says: 45 comments

      Hi Maddie. Yes, this site is addicting (in a good way)! My thoughts on the fireplace plugs is that they have switched to an alternative heat source. The heat would all go up the chimney if not blocked. Yes, the fireplaces are usable as long as intact and the chimney is in good condition.

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  3. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4385 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    As for closed up mantels, that is a fairly common phenomenon observed in old houses. There are several reasons for this: in the third quarter of the 19th century going on to the World War I years, the primary heating fuel source was coal. It’s easy to identify coal burning fireplace hearths as they are considerably smaller than wood burning hearths because coal puts out a lot of heat in much smaller quantities than wood and is most efficient in a smaller size hearth. After WW I, improvements in gas heaters led to many homeowners converting coal burning fireplaces to gas burner inserts. (still a valid approach today when faced with a smaller formerly coal burning hearth) Some homes skipped reusing the gas inserts entirely and were retrofitted for central heating. Closing up the fireplaces to keep out drafts made sense. Along with changes in heating technology, old fireplace chimneys were usually constructed with soft lime mortar. Creosote, a by-product of both wood and coal burning, goes up the chimney flue along with the smoke. It coats the chimney flue walls and when combined with moisture/rain the acidic solution can rapidly dissolve the lime mortar (a simple combination of lime putty/hydrated lime) weakening the bond between the bricks. Sometimes this process continues until the chimney weakens to the point of collapse. It makes sense if materials inside the chimney are falling or flaking off to cover up the opening or, either rebuild the chimney or reline it with modern high strength mortar typically combined with stainless steel flues that fit inside the chimney and are fixed in place by filling in with modern mortar mixes. This latter approach allows homeowners with old fireplaces to use them again either as wood burners if they are wider or install gas inserts in place of the old coal burner grates. In recent years, gas inserts that mimic Victorian era or later originals have shown up in the market. One source is the Victorian Fireplace Shop: https://www.victorianfireplaceshop.com/ another is (Canadian) Valor Fireplaces: https://www.valorfireplaces.com/ I seem to recall there also being a resource in the U.K.
    This early 1900’s house has some residual (simplified) Queen Anne style flavor combined with the popular Classical/Colonial Revival stylistic details like the Palladian window in the front gable and classical columns and capitals. I think the original columns may have been slightly larger as the scale of the (original?) capitals seems slightly mis-matched with the smaller diameter columns. Simple cottages homes of this kind were built from coast to coast in the early 1900’s.

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