Clinton House (Fayetteville, Arkansas)

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Clinton House
Clinton House, August 2011
Clinton House (Fayetteville, Arkansas) is located in Arkansas
Location930 West Clinton Drive, Fayetteville, Arkansas
Coordinates36°3′54″N 94°10′26″W / 36.06500°N 94.17389°W / 36.06500; -94.17389Coordinates: 36°3′54″N 94°10′26″W / 36.06500°N 94.17389°W / 36.06500; -94.17389
Arealess than one acre
Built1931
Architectural styleTudor Revival
Governing bodyState
NRHP Reference #09000800[1]
Added to NRHPJanuary 22, 2010
 
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Clinton House
Clinton House, August 2011
Clinton House (Fayetteville, Arkansas) is located in Arkansas
Location930 West Clinton Drive, Fayetteville, Arkansas
Coordinates36°3′54″N 94°10′26″W / 36.06500°N 94.17389°W / 36.06500; -94.17389Coordinates: 36°3′54″N 94°10′26″W / 36.06500°N 94.17389°W / 36.06500; -94.17389
Arealess than one acre
Built1931
Architectural styleTudor Revival
Governing bodyState
NRHP Reference #09000800[1]
Added to NRHPJanuary 22, 2010

The Clinton House is a house in Fayetteville, Arkansas built in 1931. The house is the first home of Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham while they both taught at the University of Arkansas School of Law. The home also witnessed the marriage of Bill and Hillary in the living room in 1975.

History[edit]

Upon completion in 1931 in the Tudor Revival architectural style the house was inhabited by H. H. Taylor, owner of the Fayetteville Daily Leader. Later the house was bought by Gilbert C. Swanson, who was married to Roberta Fulbright, sister of J. William Fulbright. On August 11, 1975 Bill Clinton purchased the house for $17,200.00.[2] Both Bill and Hillary were teaching at the University of Arkansas School of Law in 1975, and they were married in the living room on October 11, 1975. Bill became Arkansas Attorney General in May 1976 and they sold the house in December 1976.

Clinton House Museum[edit]

The house operates as a museum and contains many pieces of Clinton election memorabilia from elections prior to his run for United States President. There is also a replica of Hillary's wedding dress on display. Although formerly located on California Boulevard, the street was renamed Clinton Drive in 2010. The museum is one of four stops on the "Billgrimage", the other three being the Clinton Birthplace in Hope, Arkansas, the Hot Springs Visitors Center, and the Bill Clinton Presidential Library.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Clinton House Museum, 930 Clinton Drive, Fayetteville AR 72701". Historic Washington County. Retrieved 2011-08-16. 

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