Towers anchor the corners of this red brick rectangular building, three of which are hexagonal with pointed roofs and the fourth, a clock tower, is much taller and square in shape with a pyramid roof. The use of four corner towers of different sizes and shapes was a formula Thompson used for several courthouses at the turn of the twentieth century, notably the courthouses for Saline County (SA1) and Woodruff County (WO1). The high hipped roof pierced with dormers and chimneys is surmounted by an observation deck with an ornamental iron balustrade. Round-arched entrances and windows, as well as the court-house’s mildly castellated massing, give it a Romanesque Revival appearance. Following a tornado in 1997, Twin Rivers Architects restored the building to its original condition.
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Clark County Courthouse
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