In early 1882 the St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railroad and the Texas and St. Louis Railway reached and intersected in Paragould; two years later the town was voted the county seat, the county’s third location for its seat. This Georgian Revival courthouse, which now houses the Paragould/Greene County Chamber of Commerce, is a tall two-story brick building, with mostly rectangular windows, a prominent bracketed cornice, and diminutive pediments at the corners of the roof line. At the center of the low hipped roof is a square wooden cupola covered by a four-sided dome. In 1996, a new courthouse was built on the next block. Designed by Jonesboro architects Brackett-Krennerich and Associates, it is a massive Postmodern interpretation of the historic building.
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Historic Greene County Courthouse
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