Flint House – Terrell

Bill B. McHarg & Co. designed and built this house for May Pearl McDonald Flint, the young widow of prominent African American banker William Madison McDonald, and her second husband, Clarence W. Flint, Jr. It was constructed on the site of McDonald’s two-story Classical Revival mansion. The new house embraced the modern trends of the time with its elongated façade, narrow stone veneer of Arkansas ledgestone, low pitched roof, picture windows and wide prominent exterior chimney (bearing the initial “F”). The original ornamental iron fence still surrounds the property. Mr. Flint was president of Flint’s Cut Rate Drugs, Inc. on Evans Avenue and proprietor of Flint’s Hotel at 310 E. 13th Street. Mrs. Flint served as secretary-treasurer of the drug company. The house is still owned by members of the Flint family. Although it appears largely unaltered, it is a noncontributing resource in the National Register-listed Near Southeast Historic District because it was constructed after the district’s period of significance. The house is also within the Terrell Heights Historic District (local) and with further documentation, it may be individually eligible for the National Register for its association with the Flint family.

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