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Historic Planters Bank (Citizens Bank)

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1920, Uzell Branson. 200 E. Hale Ave.

This former bank has a richly articulated classical facade with a central entrance flanked in succession by fluted Doric columns and pairs of paneled pilasters separated by narrow windows. A massive dentiled pediment finishes the building. The brick walls of this former bank are barely visible behind all the classical adornments, which in their weightiness give the bank a sense of permanence and security. The bank closed in 1928 and had a succession of uses. Opposite at 207 E. Hale is the former Bank of Osceola (1909), a two-story brown brick building with its second story defined by two large semicircular arches enclosing windows. A tall cornice parapet with brick corbeling finishes the building; the ground story has been altered.

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, "Historic Planters Bank (Citizens Bank)", [Osceola, Arkansas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/AR-01-MS7.

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Arkansas

Buildings of Arkansas, Cyrus A. Sutherland and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2018, 235-235.

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