Title

George R. Brown collection, 1891-1908

Creator

Date Original

1891-1908

Description

This collection contains information about the first log home built in Little Rock, Arkansas, and the broad-axe that was used to build it. Letters to J. Kellogg from H.B. Chandler contain information about the cost and sale of this broad-axe, newspaper articles, one photograph of the axe, and an advertisement letter for the sale of the Daily Arkansas Press.

Biographical/Historical Note

The first log home in Little Rock, Arkansas, was built in approximately 1819 and was considered to be an aristocratic dwelling. The house stood at present-day Scott and Markham Streets. The home was built with logs hewn by a broad-axe made by Benjamin Kellogg, a native of Oxford, Vermont, born in 1796. Kellogg moved to Arkansas in 1819 and began his business as a blacksmith. The broad-axe was sold to Judge Hugh B. Chandler of White County after Kellogg's death. The axe was then sold to George R. Brown.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Little Rock, Pulaski County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.002.012

Resource Type

Text

Collection

George R. Brown collection, SMC.002.012

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

George R. Brown collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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