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Quinn Chapel AME Church

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1917. 723 N. 8th St.

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

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, "Quinn Chapel AME Church", [Fort Smith, Arkansas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/AR-01-SB10.

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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