2022 Limited Edition DCC Holiday Ornament

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Tanya Thomas

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Wednesday, November 30th 2022
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Hanging ornaments during the holiday season is a tradition for many families across the state and nation. Ornaments are also great gift ideas and are sometimes passed down through the generations. For that reason, the Delta Cultural Center has been releasing holiday ornaments for over a decade that showcase the history of our local area. We are proud to announce that the 2022 Limited Edition DCC Holiday Ornaments are now available for purchase at the museum shop. These wonderful trinkets feature the historic Allin House, which was constructed during the 1850s at Helena. 

Located at 515 Columbia Street in Helena-West Helena, Arkansas, the Allin House is a two-story brick structure. Although not much is known about its early history, the house was purchased by Henderson B. Robinson in 1874. Robinson was the first African American sheriff of Phillips County and served in several offices during Reconstruction. He was Assessor of Phillips County from 1868 to 1872 and Sheriff from 1874 to 1878. After his death in 1881, Adeline Robinson sold the property to Simon Seelig. In 1907, Richard Allin bought the house for $4,350 and this property became known as the Allin House. 

The Allin House is architecturally significant because of its traditional design, its small size in relation to how it looks, and the well-proportioned detailing. In 1973, this important home was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 

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