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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

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

Author: 
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—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/AR-01-GE1.

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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