This plain, rectangular, frame building illustrates the materials and architectural details customarily found in an Arkansas country church. Two entrance doors are centered on the facade; their trim and that of the four windows on the side walls underscore the building’s modesty. The two doors are a nod to southern custom, which often dictated that congregations enter and sit separated by gender. When the church doubled as a school during the week, the boys and girls also entered separately. No exterior ornament or religious symbols were used. When a new roof was installed, the original pyramidal belfry was removed. The simplicity of the building’s superior craftsmanship distinguishes it from some of its rural neighbors.
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Winona Church and School Building
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