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Selman Eye Clinic (Rushton Eye Clinic)

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1938, George F. Trapp. 219 N. Washington St.

The best Moderne building in the region is this clinic with the streamlined curves of the glass-block windows framing the door, the circular window in the door, the aluminum-edged entrance canopy, and the brushed aluminum sign attached to the front wall, which reads, in script, “The Rushton Clinic.” The one-story flat-roofed blond brick building, built for optometrist Joe Rushton, has wraparound steel-framed casement windows at the corners, which allow ample natural light to the interior. Much of the original interior fabric remains, including architect-designed cabinetry. The rust painted exterior trim (originally combined with forest green) matches the colors of the original tile floor. Compatible additions to the side and rear for rental space were made in the 1950s.

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, "Selman Eye Clinic (Rushton Eye Clinic)", [Magnolia, 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, 192-192.

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