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Jerol Swaim Administration Building, Williams Baptist College

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2003, Brackett-Krennerich and Associates, with Shannon Design. 60 W. Fulbright Ave.
  • (Photograph by Claudia Shannon)

After having early starts in both Pocahontas and downtown Walnut Ridge, Williams Baptist College, a four-year liberal arts institution, now occupies part of the former 3,096-acre Walnut Ridge Army Flying School. The school initially used the barracks and buildings of a U.S. Army Air Force pilot training school, which was established here in 1942 as part of the nationwide expansion of pilot training for World War II. The college buildings are set in the V-shaped area between the runways. The two-story red brick, colonnaded administration building with its rotunda is a Postmodern version of the rotunda at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. The runways remain the longest built in northeast Arkansas.

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, "Jerol Swaim Administration Building, Williams Baptist College", [Walnut Ridge, 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, 227-227.

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