A Victorian Manor in the American South: Colonel Peel`s Mansion in Bentonville, Arkansas (USA)

Colonel Samuel West Peel (1831-1924), an Arkansas businessman, was the first native of the state who became a member of the US Congress. Here, he was named a legal representative to the most important five tribes (1) in the Indian Territory (Oklahoma). During the Civil War, as a member of the Confederate Army, he was…

Children Portraits at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (Bentonville​, Arkansas)

The manner a society relates to children is telling for its economic and cultural level, in other words, for its developmental stage. A liberal society will tend to be more empowering towards its children, whereas a conservative society will focus on the obedience of children. This simple idea is clearly expressed by the children portraits displayed…

Public Spaces for Reading and Research in Fayetteville (NW Arkansas, USA)

While the visitor can have access to the libraries of the Arkansas University, located throughout the campus, in this article we present two of Fayetteville`s facilities which are meant for wide public access, irrespective of the focus of study or interest. One of them is The Fayetteville Public Library, also known as the Blair Library;…

A Very Short History of an Old Fayetteville-Arkansas Street: Dickson Street

If you look on a map of the Fayetteville`s downtown, there is a long street that has as boundaries, Garland Avenue to the North, and College Avenue to the South. This is Dickson Street, divided into the Eastern and Western side, as it crosses the town, from east to west. The history of this street,…

Books Paradises of Dickson Street, Fayetteville (NW Arkansas, USA)

Dickson Street is considered the entertainment part of Fayetteville, by locals and students of Arkansas University* alike. Lots of bars, restaurants, and small designer shops are located on this street, one of the oldest in town. There are festivals going on there every season, and everywhere you stumble upon a doggie (Fayettevillians are renown as…

Dutch Colonial Revival Style in Fayetteville, North-West Arkansas

The Dutch communities from the Low Countries and the Palatinate parts of current Germany who emigrated to the United States in the eighteenth century (e.g. in New York, New Jersey, Western Connecticut) brought with them this architectural style. An eye-catcher due to its symmetrical two-sided roofs, extended eaves over the long sides that give the…