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Old First National Bank of Morrilton

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1925, Charles L. Thompson. 201 E. Broadway St.

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

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, "Old First National Bank of Morrilton", [Morrilton, Arkansas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/AR-01-CN2.

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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