The Ahern House

Ahern House
403 Laurel Street
Historic Downtown Texarkana, Arkansas
GPS Coordinates: 33° 25’ 33.01”N, 94° 2’ 21.10”W


Architecture Style: Classic Revival

The Ahern House was designed in the classical revival style by the Burdsal Company based on a floor plan designed by Mr. and Mrs. Ahern. The house is a beautiful two story building featuring original gas and electric combination chandeliers and sconces. The first floor consists of a central hall, music room, parlor, library, dining room, kitchen, butler pantry, and powder room. The second floor consists of four bedrooms, two baths, and a nurse's room. In 1918, a sleeping porch was added to the second floor, which all 6 of the Ahern children used during the summer. The original wood work was never painted, and once a year, Mrs. Ahern personally oversaw the cleaning of all the wood work in the house. In 2005, the Ahern House was placed on the National Register of historic places. The house has been preserved, and now serves the people of Texarkana as a living museum.


This information is brought to you from the archives of the Texarkana Museums System and the vision of Mrs. Marguerite Hillier. Let us not forget her love of history, dedication to the education of future generations and great strides towards the betterment of our community.

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