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Built about 1896 for Charles E. in Little Rock’s Centennial Addition became the residence of Dr. Initially, the 1896 era cottage had a gable-front and wing plan with an ell extending to the rear at right angles off the wing; a small front porch was confined within the “L” formed by the gable and wing.As a leader in the black community, Dr. Thornton also was active in efforts to re-establish African-Americans as a force in the Republican Party, taking part in a bold attempt to force White Republicans to recognize black delegates to the 1920 Pulaski County Republican Convention.Dr. The Thornton House was finally listed in National Register of Historic Places on May 28, 1999