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Marion County Courthouse

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1943–1944. 105 S. Berry St.
  • (Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, A Division of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, Paul Porter, photographer)

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

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—,

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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