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Islamic Center of Jonesboro

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1983–1984, Bracket-Krennerich and Associates. 118 N. Rogers St.
  • (Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, A Division of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, Revis Edmonds, photographer)

Situated at an intersection, this center’s building is roughly square in shape and set at an angle on its site so that its prayer hall faces Mecca. The building’s walls are composed of wide alternating bands of brown and buff brick, which, with the inscription that wraps the upper walls, forms the principal exterior enrichment. The entrance portal follows historic forms in its monumentality and series of recessed rectangular enframements, though here rendered in a contemporary manner. As these enframements decrease in size to surround the door, they give the impression of inviting entrance to the building. A minaret marks one side of the building and includes the traditional balcony and a pointed roof. The center hosts various cultural and social programs.

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, "Islamic Center of Jonesboro", [Jonesboro, 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, 231-231.

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