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.
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