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Cleburne County Courthouse

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1914, Clyde A. Ferrell. 301 W. Main St.
  • (Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, A Division of the Department of Arkansas Heritage)

Citizens of Cleburne County, anxious for a courthouse worthy of public pride, raised money for construction with a bond issue supplemented by a modest sales tax increase. Ferrell designed the courthouse and the contractor was A. M. Byrnes. The rectangular building of buff brick and cast stone has identical front and rear facades, each composed of a recessed central section fronted by a two-story pedimented portico with Doric columns. Cast stone is used for cornices, windowsills, and lintels. An octagonal cupola with a wood-shingled ribbed roof gives the building a dignified silhouette.

At 102 E. Main Street, the Colonial Revival former post office (1930s), now a municipal building, includes a mural of pioneer life, From Timber to Agriculture, painted in 1939 by H. Louis Freund and funded by the U.S. Treasury’s section of Fine Arts.

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, "Cleburne County Courthouse", [Heber Springs, 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, 87-87.

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