The Conway County Courthouse is a different version of classicism than Gibb’s design for the Yell County Courthouse (YE1). The four-story building of light brown brick and cream-colored stone follows the version of classicism widely employed in the 1920s for civic buildings. Four monumental Ionic columns and flanking pilasters front the upper three stories of the recessed central five bays. The building finishes with a prominent entablature and a brick parapet. Inside is one of Arkansas’s nineteen surviving New Deal murals. Men and Rest, painted by Richard Sargent in 1939, depicts rural life with three men holding their pitchforks and taking a rest break in front of a wagonload of hay. In the scene’s background are a meadow, a barn, and another wagon.
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Conway County Courthouse
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