Baxter County Courthouse – Mountain Home AR

Description

“The Baxter County Courthouse in Mountain Home was constructed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) between 1941 and 1943. It was designed by T. Ewing Shelton of Fayetteville, and constructed by the WPA. Its minimalist design and use of local materials in its construction are features common to many depression- era public works projects…

The Baxter County courthouse in Mountain Home is being nominated [for the National Register] under criterion A with local significance because of its role as a seat of government in Baxter County and for its association with the WPA. Through its many projects in the area, the WPA had a major impact on the growth and development of Baxter County. The minimalist design of the Baxter County courthouse and the use of local materials in its construction are features common to many depression-era public works projects. Therefore this courthouse reflects the history of the WPA in Arkansas and Baxter County.”

(http://www.arkansaspreservation.com)

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http://www.arkansaspreservation.com/historic-properties/national-register/results.aspx?county=Baxter&city=Mountain%20Home&historic_name=&description=
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baxter_County_Courthouse

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Location Info


1 East 7th St.
Mountain Home, AR 72653

Coordinates: 36.335107504610335, -92.38492521772156

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