Built with partial funding from the federal Public Works Administration (PWA), the Howard County Courthouse is a somber Moderne design by a Little Rock firm. The building’s central entrance is forcefully enhanced by a broad surround of black marble, and the same material is used for the spandrels between the first- and second-floor windows. Other decoration is minimal, consisting primarily of bands with low-relief geometric patterns. By contrast, the interior is distinguished is by its lighter ambience through the use of golden-colored ceramic tile and handsomely carved woodwork in the courtroom.
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Howard County Courthouse
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