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U.S. Post Office

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1938, Louis A. Simon, Supervising Architect of the U.S. Treasury. 206 S. Cokley St.
  • Lake Village, AR, Post Office
  • Lake Village PO interior view
  • Lake Village, AR, Post Office mural

This is a Colonial Revival building of buff brick with white details, a hipped roof, and a small wooden cupola. Unchanged interior details include the original wooden vestibule, marble wainscoting, post office boxes, and the counters, doors, and memo cabinets. The most significant interior feature is a 12 × 5–foot mural painted in 1941 by Avery Johnson, from Denville, New Jersey, titled Lake Country Wild Life, which was financed through the U.S. Treasury Department’s Section on Fine Arts. The mural depicts deer, turkey, and other wildlife at the base of cypress trees growing out of lake water, a scene much like what can be seen on the shores of nearby Lake Chicot today.

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, "U.S. Post Office", [Lake Village, Arkansas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/AR-01-CH3.

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Arkansas

Buildings of Arkansas, Cyrus A. Sutherland and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2018, 272-273.

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