Home Economics School Building – Portia AR

Description

Locally known as the Home Economics/F.F.A. Building, this “combination NYA youth community center/classroom” was constructed in 1937-1938. It has been described as “the best local example of a building executed in the indigenous stone Rustic style which was popular with the WPA in its construction throughout Arkansas, and in the Ozark region in particular” (Arkansas Historic Preservation Program).

Source notes

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. Home Economics/FFA Building, Portia, Lawrence County.  Retrieved from http://www.arkansaspreservation.com/historic-properties/_search_nomination_popup.aspx?id=113.

Christ, M. K., & Slater, C. H. (2000). Sentinels of History: Reflections on Arkansas Properties in the National Register of Historic Places. Fayetteville, AR: University of Arkansas.

Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on January 25, 2014.

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Location Info


City Park Drive
Portia, Arkansas 72457

Location notes: Coordinates approximate.

Coordinates: 36.0856384, -91.06609639999999

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