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Lonoke County Courthouse

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1928, H. Ray Burks. 301 N. Center St.
  • Lonoke County Court House, Lonoke, AR (Photograph by Claudia Shannon)

This is the third courthouse for Lonoke County on this location. Lonoke was designated the county seat in 1873, and its first courthouse, a wooden building, burned and was replaced in 1883. It in turn was replaced by this much larger building.

Little Rock architect Burks created this symmetrical, red brick three-story courthouse on a raised basement. The central portion of the building is recessed behind a row of six double-height Doric columns, but the building’s classicism is diluted by decorative cast-stone details in the parapet and the end pavilions. The county jail, originally located on the attic floor, was removed in 1973.

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, "Lonoke County Courthouse", [Lonoke, 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, 257-257.

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