Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site Article

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Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site
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Map showing the location of Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site
Map showing the location of Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site
Location New Madrid, New Madrid, Missouri, United States
Coordinates 36°35′45″N 89°31′26″W / 36.59583°N 89.52389°W / 36.59583; -89.52389
HUNTER-DAWSON STATE HISTORIC SITE Latitude and Longitude:

36°35′45″N 89°31′26″W / 36.59583°N 89.52389°W / 36.59583; -89.52389
Area19.8 acres (8.0 ha) [1]
Established1967 [2]
Governing bodyMissouri Department of Natural Resources
Website Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site
Hunter-Dawson House
Nearest city New Madrid, Missouri
Area19 acres (7.7 ha)
Built1859 (1859)
Built byNewhouse, William (carpenter)
Architectural styleGreek Revival, Italianate
NRHP reference # 12000563
Added to NRHPAugust 28, 2012

The Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site is a state-owned property in New Madrid, Missouri, maintained by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources as a historic house museum and state historic site. [3] The Hunter-Dawson House was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2012. [4]

History

The 15-room house with nine fireplaces was built in 1860 by William and Amanda Hunter, local store owners. Their daughter Ella and her husband William Dawson inherited it in 1876. It remained in the family until 1958, and was purchased by the city in 1966 before being donated to the state. The museum retains much of the original furniture. [3] [5]

References

  1. ^ "Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site: Data Sheet" (PDF). Missouri Department of Natural Resources. November 2017. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  2. ^ "State Park Land Acquisition Summary". Missouri State Parks. Retrieved October 30, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site". Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved October 30, 2014.
  4. ^ "Hunter-Dawson House". NPGallery. National Park Service. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  5. ^ Julie Ann Lamouria, Roger Maserang (July 2012). "Hunter-Dawson House" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form. Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved May 21, 2018. (includes 12 photographs from 2011)

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