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Quinn Chapel AME Church

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1917. 723 N. 8th St.
  • (Photograph by Dell Upton)
  • (Photograph by Dell Upton)
  • (Photograph by Dell Upton)

This gable-fronted red brick church on a raised basement served a congregation established in 1864 that had met at several locations before this church was built. The cross-shaped church’s design is a blend of Romanesque and Gothic revivals with a broad round-arched entrance reached by a tall flight of stairs. Square towers of slightly different heights mark each corner of the facade, the larger one being a bell tower. The wall surfaces are highlighted in white with detailing that includes bands and keystones above the windows, a cross shape in the gable, and brick corbeling outlining the gable. The upper-level windows are composed of rectangles of stained glass. The builder was G. W. Hamans.

Writing Credits

Cyrus A. Sutherland with Gregory Herman, Claudia Shannon, Jean Sizemore Jeannie M. Whayne and Contributors



  • 1917


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Cyrus A. Sutherland with Gregory Herman, Claudia Shannon, Jean Sizemore Jeannie M. Whayne and Contributors, "Quinn Chapel AME Church", [Fort Smith, 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, 97-97.

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