December 4, 2007
The Peel House in Bentonville (Benton County) is one of Arkansas’s best surviving examples of Italianate architecture. Built in 1875 by Confederate veteran and lawyer Samuel W. Peel, the house was part of a working farmstead surrounded by 180 acres of apple trees. The house, which is shown here in about 1900, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1995. Today, it is part of a tourist attraction called the Peel Mansion Museum and Heritage Gardens.