Historic House Listings

Off market. Hornibrook Mansion, Circa 1888. On 1/2 acre in Little Rock, Arkansas. $850,000

June 1, 2019

The Hornibrook Mansion was built in 1888. It is located on .56 acres in Little Rock, Arkansas. It was built for James H. Hornibrook. It is currently operating as a bed and breakfast. The house cost $20,000 to build. Hornibrook moved from Toronto to Little Rock after the Civil War. He was a saloonkeeper. The upper class in Little Rock thought him to be inferior due to his occupation. His business became very successful. He wanted to build the biggest mansion in the state, so he built Hornibrook Mansion.

James died right after the mansion was completed. He died at the front gate at the age of 49. His wife, Margaret Hornibrook, died two years later. Also at the age of 49! After their deaths it became the Arkansas Women’s College. It then stood vacant for many years, then became a nursing home. In 1994 it was restored back to a private residence. Nine bedrooms, ten bathrooms, and 8,709 square feet. $850,000

From the Zillow listing:


The Hornibrook Mansion. This is a one of a kind gem that has been lovingly restored. Stainedglass windows, multiple fireplaces, sweeping stairwell, lush landscaping, vintage light fixtures, each bedroom has it own bath. Carriage house has 3 bedrooms and three baths of which are included in the total. Large sweeping staircase. Slate roof. Soaring ceilings, hidden tower room with city skyline views.

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