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Old First National Bank of Morrilton

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1925, Charles L. Thompson. 201 E. Broadway St.
  • (Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, A Division of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, Mason Toms, photographer)

The commercial center of this small, river valley town, where few buildings rise above two stories, is visually dominated by this five-story brick and limestone bank. Thompson made the most of the bank’s narrow Broadway Street frontage by grandly emphasizing the round-arched main entrance. It is flanked by columns and recessed between wide pilasters and a prominent entablature inscribed with the bank’s name, all in limestone. Each of the four upper floors above the entrance is articulated by trios of double-hung windows; on the long side wall the windows are paired. The top floor deviates from the lower classicism to introduce Craftsman-like details in the playful pattern of brick and limestone.

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, "Old First National Bank of Morrilton", [Morrilton, 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, 111-111.

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