Pratt-Markham House and Property

(Extracted from research done by four U of A students – Alfred Crozier, Robert Hess, Tommy Jameson, David Perry - for their Historic Preservation class in April 1977. Contains four parts: Introduction, Architectural Details, Hilltop Camps, and Future Plans After Mrs. Markham’s Death) ** Introduction ** This two-hundred-acre site encompasses a hilltop on the western limits of Fayetteville, Arkansas. Originally outside the city limits, the property was included in an annexation

Mary Hughes’ Life as a Markham Hill Cabin Dweller in the late 1960s

(written by Mary Hughes and edited by Lisa Orton) Bud Saunders, one of the first persons I knew who lived on Markham Hill in a cabin and who dated my sister in the 1960s, died a few days ago (late June 2019). Instead of paying the very low rent to Mrs. Markham, he cleaned out the swimming pool each year which was quite an ordeal. He would dive down and collect snakes at the bottom. The pool was beautiful but of course no one swam in it. I lived in a cabin on Markham Hill from

Suki Highers’ Life as a Markham Hill Cabin Dweller in the 1990s, written by Suki Highers

Listen Here Having grown up in Little Rock, Arkansas, my move to Markham Hill as a college student was a dramatic shift. I moved into the twin cabins in 1993. They were situated in the front yard with a view of the Archer’s “cabin” and the old big house. My new home consisted of three buildings. One cabin was a living area with a wood burning stove. A friend taught me how to split firewood and how to build a fire, skills a city girl did not need. My second building was a kitc