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Howard County Courthouse

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1939, Erhart and Eichenbaum. N. Main St. at Isaac Perkins Blvd.
  • (Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, A Division of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, Ralph Wilcox, photographer)

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.

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, "Howard County Courthouse", [Nashville, 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, 178-178.

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