Courthouse and City Hall – Fort Smith AR

Description

“The new Sebastian County Courthouse at Fort Smith has six floors, counting the semi-basement and the central penthouse of two floors devoted entirely to the jail. On the basement floor is a large assembly hall, the police department, miscellaneous offices, and storage space for supplies and for cars. The first, or main floor contains the council room and offices for the mayor, tax collector, assessor, clerk, engineer, and local utilities. The circuit, municipal, and chancery courts are on the second floor with offices for the judges, clerks, and reporters. The third floor has offices for attorneys and officials connected with the county.

The building is fireproof and faced with ornamented limestone. The project was completed in October 1937 at a construction cost of $462,804 and a project cost of $495,548.”

Project Details

Federal Cost Local Cost Total Cost Project #'s
495548

Source notes

C.W. Short and R. Stanley-Brown. "Public Buildings: A Survey of Architecture of Projects Constructed by Federal and Other Governmental Bodies Between the Years 1933 and 1939 with the Assistance of the Public Works Administration." (1939).

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Location Info


35 south 6th St.
Fort Smith, AR 72901

Location notes:

Coordinates: 35.386023, -94.426401

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