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The Poinsett Community Club (Singer Community House)

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1925, Watson B. Boggs. Poinsett Ave. at Main St.

In 1925, Alfred Carlson (see PO2), plant manager of the Poinsett Lumber and Manufacturing Company (PL&M), planned and closely guided the design and construction of this multipurpose center, and Boggs, a Mississippi engineer, drafted the plans. Located on the southern end of the eighty-acre Singer compound, the Craftsman-influenced wooden building, with its plain lines and massive forms has a porch that wraps around the front portion with cast-concrete piers and a cast-concrete balustrade that is divided into bays by recessed panels. The gabled roof’s eaves are supported on large brackets. The PL&M Company donated the materials for the building, and employees provided the labor. The building housed an assembly room, a kitchen, a library, and a gymnasium with a stage and dressing rooms. Although the club was built for employees, it served as the focal point of social and recreational activities for everyone in Trumann.

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, "The Poinsett Community Club (Singer Community House)", [Trumann, Arkansas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/AR-01-PO3.

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Arkansas

Buildings of Arkansas, Cyrus A. Sutherland and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2018, 238-238.

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