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North Arkansas Youth Center (Cotter High School Gymnasium)

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1936–1938; 1995 restored. 412 Powell Ave.

This former high school gymnasium was constructed by the WPA from randomly sized stone in colors ranging from beige to brown, a treatment known as giraffe stone. The entrance is marked by a pair of arches with prominent voussoirs and keystones of grayish-colored cut stone. Although the school burned in 1977, the gymnasium served until 1980, when a new building and school complex were constructed. Restored in 1995, the structure now serves as a public gymnasium.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Cyrus A. Sutherland with Gregory Herman, Claudia Shannon, Jean Sizemore Jeannie M. Whayne and Contributors
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Cyrus A. Sutherland with Gregory Herman, Claudia Shannon, Jean Sizemore Jeannie M. Whayne and Contributors, "North Arkansas Youth Center (Cotter High School Gymnasium)", [Cotter, Arkansas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/AR-01-BA2.

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Arkansas

Buildings of Arkansas, Cyrus A. Sutherland and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2018, 79-79.

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