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Historic Greene County Courthouse

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1888, J. E. Shane. 301 W. Court St.
  • GE1 Old Green County Courthouse, Paragould, AR (Photograph by Claudia Shannon)

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.

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, "Historic Greene County Courthouse", [Paragould, 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, 222-222.

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