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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

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

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, "Lonoke County Courthouse", [Lonoke, Arkansas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/AR-01-LN1.

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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