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Portia School

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1914. City Park, off W. Grove St.
  • LW3 Portia High School

The first school building in Portia was a two-room frame structure constructed c. 1882 and replaced in 1914 by this attractive seven-room red brick structure on a foundation of local stone. The two-story L-shaped building is five bays wide with a projecting central bay featuring a pediment and a hipped and bracketed roof topped by a cupola with a bell. As in many rural schools in Arkansas, children attended classes on a split-year format, taking time out for cotton picking in the fall and planting in the spring.

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, "Portia School", [Hoxie, Arkansas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/AR-01-LW2.

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Arkansas

Buildings of Arkansas, Cyrus A. Sutherland and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2018, 227-227.

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