February 17, 2007
The antebellum house known as Estevan Hall in Helena (Phillips County) was built by the Hanks brothers in the 1820s and is possibly the oldest structure still standing in the county. It has been owned or occupied by members of the Hanks family since its construction. As with many of the areas homes, it was used by the Union army during the Civil War. The exterior of the house has changed over time and presently shows a New Orleans French-style architectural influence. The structure was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.