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Marion County Courthouse

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1943–1944. 105 S. Berry St.

The present Marion County Courthouse follows a procession of former courthouses destroyed by fire; the previous one, a Queen Anne building of 1905, was gutted in 1943. Working from the ruins of that building, the builders created this cross plan, buff-colored stone courthouse, with red brick outlining the windows and doors. The rusticated stone, strong mural qualities, towers with polygonal pointed roofs, and broad round-arched entrance give it a Richardsonian Romanesque appearance. Although the courthouse’s designer is not known, the builder was Tom Eads of Fayetteville.

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, "Marion County Courthouse", [Yellville, Arkansas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/AR-01-MR1.

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Arkansas

Buildings of Arkansas, Cyrus A. Sutherland and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2018, 77-77.

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