September 22, 1972
The William Frazier House, or Frog Level, near Magnolia (Columbia County) was added to the National Register of Historic Places. It was constructed in 1852 by William Frazier, a native of Ireland. According to some, the name “Frog Level” was suggested by B. F. Askew because of the noise created by the numerous frogs in the river bottoms near the house. Others suggest that the plantation house may have stood at the center of a settlement named Frog Level, much like similar settlements in North Carolina and other southeastern states, and that as the settlement declined due to the growth of Magnolia, the name was transferred to the one house. The house is one of the few remaining antebellum plantation homes in southwestern Arkansas.