Lawrence, 1907 (Gar­land County)

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - STYLE - By Ray Han­ley

The strik­ing home be­longed to “Um­brella Bill” McGuigan, a busi­ness­man of con­tro­versy who car­ried an um­brella ev­ery­where he went. He served a sin­gle term as a state leg­is­la­tor, re­port­edly with the sin­gle, suc­cess­ful in­tent to re­peal the state’s anti-horse-rac­ing laws. Af­ter­ward, he built Es­sex Park, which soon faded in the com­pe­ti­tion with Oak­lawn Park. The house was torn down in the 1950s. Send ques­tions or com­ments to Arkansas Post­card Past, P.O. Box 2221, Lit­tle Rock, Ark. 72203.

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