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Garland County Courthouse

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1905–1906; 1913 interior restoration; 1970s additions. 501 Ouachita Ave.
  • (Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, A Division of the Department of Arkansas Heritage)

This Renaissance Revival courthouse completed in 1906 replaced an earlier structure that fell victim to a fire that claimed some twenty blocks of the city. In 1913 another fire, this one sweeping through fifty blocks of downtown, severely damaged this building. Though gutted, the courthouse’s exterior walls remained sound and the interior was restored, though the three domes that originally topped the courthouse were not rebuilt. The central portion of the three-story five-part brick building projects slightly from the main body and is articulated with four Ionic pilasters of brick and a pediment. A balustrade lines the roofline, and a domed cupola carried on paired Ionic columns concludes the courthouse.

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, "Garland County Courthouse", [Hot Springs, 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, 161-161.

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