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Old U.S. Post Office

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1935, Louis A. Simon, Supervising Architect of the U.S. Treasury. 201 NE 2nd St.
  • (Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, A Division of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, Revis Edmonds, photographer)

This symmetrical two-story Mediterranean villa-styled building, featuring a red tile roof and buff-colored stucco exterior, is an unusual design from the Supervising Architect’s office and is especially surprising relative to the more conventional commercial facades surrounding the town square. The buff color might have been influenced by the buff brick and limestone courthouse (BN1) across the street. In the mid-1950s the postal service was moved to a new building on S. Main Street, leaving this building vacant. After some interior remodeling and exterior refinishing, the building has continued in public service as an annex to the courthouse.

Writing Credits

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, "Old U.S. Post Office", [Bentonville, Arkansas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Arkansas

Buildings of Arkansas, Cyrus A. Sutherland and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2018, 26-26.

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