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Drew County Abstract and Title Co. (St. Mary’s Episcopal Church)

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1906; 1993 restored. 115 S. Main St.
  • (Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, A Division of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, Mason Toms, photographer)

On the edge of downtown, this small one-story frame Gothic Revival church had suffered many indignities in the years from 1938, when it was closed by its congregation and sold to a local businessman and subsequently to other commercial owners. The building’s crenellated tower, lancet windows, and small gabled entrance porch had all been removed long ago. Finally, its purchase in 1993 was a victory for preservation in Monticello. The plate glass storefront was removed, the lancet windows and porch were re-created, and, once again, the Latin cross plan formed by the tall cross-gabled roof was made visible. A striking feature is the steep gable end at the front of the building, which is embellished with diamond and quatrefoil cutouts.

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 Abstract and Title Co. (St. Mary’s Episcopal Church)", [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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