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Holloway House (Pioneer House)

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City/County/Congressional District: Hiwasse , Benton County ( District 3 )
Location Class: Hotel/MotelRailroad
Year Built: 1858-1898 | Year Abandoned: 1970s
Historic Designation: N/A
Status: AbandonedEndangered

The community of Hiwasse has historical significance as an early settlement in Arkansas known for its apple and apple byproducts production. Hiwasse was located on the Frisco line, which ran from Bentonville and Rogers to Oklahoma and the Indian Territory. The two story Holloway House sits on land along now Highway 72 that was part of a homestead established by 1858. By 1898, A.J. Nichols had constructed an eight room house with three rooms for rent by overnight guests. Local history indicates that the house contains a section of an earlier log house built as part of the homestead. An early 1900s advertisement describes the “Pioneer House” for boarding and lodging at reasonable prices. A. J. Nichols served as the postmaster of Hiwasse and likely conducted postal business from the house. After Nichols sold the building in 1911, the house served as private residences until the current owners purchased the home in 1976. The house has been abandoned for many years and is deteriorating due its lack of maintenance and exposure to the elements.