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Drew County Courthouse

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1932, H. Ray Burks. 210 S. Main St.
  • (Photograph by Ruth Hawkins)

This striking three-and-a-half-story flat-roofed building, sheathed with smoothly cut limestone, is the fourth courthouse to serve Drew County. The previous ones, built in 1851, 1856, and 1870, all occupied a site on the small public square. This much larger edifice is located two blocks south of the square on a much bigger site and exhibits a late, rather stark and minimally ornamented, classical style. Six monumental, engaged Ionic columns define the facade. The end windows are framed by two-story-high projecting surrounds that finish with a simple cornice upon which urns flank a cartouche. The little-altered interior features a prominent staircase with a wrought-iron balustrade in curvilinear patterns. The old courthouse square has been landscaped in a formal design with a fountain at the center.

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, "Drew County Courthouse", [Monticello, 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, 211-211.

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