The Jewel Bain House No. 4 at Pine Bluff is among seven Arkansas properties that have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

“The Jewel Bain House No. 4 at 27 Longmeadow is a ca. 1965 building with a design inspired by Japanese architecture,” according to a news release.

The National Register is the country’s official list of historically significant properties.

“The Bain House No. 4 is one of four houses that Jewel Bain designed for her family in Pine Bluff between the 1920s and 1960s,” according to the National Register nomination.

“Although not a formally trained architect, Jewel Bain had a keen sense of design, which is displayed in the houses that she designed. … The Bain House shows hallmark characteristics of the Japanese influence, most notably with the striking blue tile roof that was imported from Japan. Even the small outbuilding, which is designed to look like a teahouse, shows the Japanese influence in the property’s design,” according to the nomination.

Other properties also listed on the National Register of Historic Places were the Henry “Harry” Charles Pernot House at Van Buren, Johnson-Portis House at West Memphis, Scull Historic District at Conway, Arkansas Research and Test Station in Montgomery County, Dr. Charles H. Kennedy House at North Little Rock and West-Blazer House at Jacksonville.

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