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All Souls Church

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1906, Charles L. Thompson. 4601 Walkers Corner Rd.

Built to serve the agricultural community of Scott, All Souls Church was planned as a place of worship for people from all religious denominations. The exterior walls of the church are composed of textured cement blocks that simulate cut stone. Decorative detailing consistent with Gothic Revival architecture is executed in wood on the church’s front-facing gable end and centrally positioned front porch, which also has a gabled front. The building is covered with a steeply pitched gable roof that has a slight upturn at the eaves and is supported on large wooden brackets. A stepped tower of wood, with a slender spire, is positioned over the front gable, and while the tower is historic, though not original to the church, it greatly enhances the beauty of the building. Inside exposed wooden beams cover the single nave, and stained glass windows color the interior. The native cypress used in the construction of the church was prepared at mills located on surrounding plantations.

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, "All Souls Church", [Scott, Arkansas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/AR-01-PU59.

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Arkansas

Buildings of Arkansas, Cyrus A. Sutherland and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2018, 150-151.

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