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Old U.S. Post Office

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1909–1912, James Knox Taylor, Supervising Architect of the U.S. Treasury. Fayetteville Sq.
  • (Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, A Division of the Department of Arkansas Heritage)

The Washington County Courthouse occupied the center of Fayetteville Square from 1837 until the new courthouse (WA8) opened in 1905 on S. College Avenue. The old courthouse was razed, and the square sat empty until 1909 when this post office was constructed. The two-story red brick Georgian Revival building erected from plans by Taylor is detailed in white limestone around the windows and along the dentiled cornice. When the post office outgrew the building, new postal facilities were built in 1963 at the corner of Dickson and St. Charles streets, and after several years of disuse, this building was converted into a restaurant.

Writing Credits

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, "Old U.S. Post Office", [Fayetteville, 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, 48-48.

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