Tour Stop 11
Rieff HouseHeavily remodeled by T. Ewing Shelton in 1941 when purchased by Moore's Funeral Home, this house was built in 1857 and was the home of Henry & Sarah Rieff. The house was originally very similar in appearance to the Walker-Stone House across the street.
Henry was a Colonel in the Confederate Army, and he and his brother Orren were also the builders of the Ozark Institute in Mt. Comfort and the Arkansas College on College Avenue (from whence College Avenue gets its name). Their uncle was very likely Joseph Rieff who built Andrew Jackson's antebellum home in Nashville known as "The Hermitage".
CONTINUE EAST ACROSS CHURCH STREET
STOP AT METHODIST CHURCH MARKER AND LOOK NORTH TO MT. NORD IN DISTANCE
Photo Courtesy of: Shiloh Museum of Ozark History / Washington CountyHistorical Society Collection (P-2656)
History provided by: Gary Coover, Coover Consultants