HISTORIC ARCHITECTURE IN PINE BLUFF, AR

Jewel Bain House #2

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Built:  1937

 

This house was constructed during the Great Depression. Designed in the Art Moderne style of architecture, it is described as "boxy with stringcourse to emphasis the horizontal lines." It was built for her family.

It is believed Bain was inspired in the design by magazines and homes featured in the 1933 Chicago World's Fair. It is constructed of steel and includes structural carrara glass.

Bain who was a life long resident of Pine Bluff, died in 1996 at the age of 91, designed four houses. She learned on her own how to draw floor plans and hired architects to draw up the blueprints.

Bain is cited as being a member of a very select group of women in Arkansas involved in architectural design and may be the only one who has had buildings constructed.

This house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013. 

3601 S Cherry St., Pine Bluff, AR

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