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former Federal Courthouse for Eastern Arkansas - Batesville, Ar.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
N 35° 46.285 W 091° 39.085
15S E 621897 N 3959434
Quick Description: This three-story brown brick building is located at 368 E Main Street in Batesville, Ar.
Location: Arkansas, United States
Date Posted: 4/16/2015 7:25:09 AM
Waymark Code: WMNQ0V
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon
Views: 1

Long Description:
This building is in excellent shape and is being used as the regional library as well as County Offices.
Date of Construction: 1904

A three story, brick masonry institutional building with Batesville marble trim. It rests upon a foundation constructed with brick and Batesville marble and is covered by a hipped, standing seam metal roof. It is five bays long by three bays deep and stands as a detached, separate structure.

This building was originally constructed by the federal government as the post office building for Batesville. It is designed in the Renaissance Revival style which was first made popular in the United States by the design for the Boston Public Library by the New York architectural firm of McKim, Mead, and White and which was later adopted by the Treasury Department in particular for virtually all of their commissions throughout the first decade of the twentieth century, and for their post office designs in particular. Significant details include the segmented arch windows in the middle three bays on the main elevation, and the Batesville marble decorative panels, keystones and stringcourses. The heavy dentillated brackets beneath the cornice lend a rhythm which unites all four elevations.

- National Register Application

Text of the marker in front of the building:
Independence County
Office and Library

This building was constructed in 1904 by the
federal government for the U. S. Post Office
and the Batesville division of federal court
for the Eastern District of Arkansas and was
in use by federal agencies until 1974 when a
new building was built a block south. The
building was purchased for Independence County
in 1975 by Judge Jess Carpenter and converted
to use for the library and county offices.
Year Built: 1904

Current Use of Building: County Offices and Library

Level of Courts: Federal

Architect: McKim, Mead, and White

Dates this building was used to house judicial proceedings: 1904-1974

Physical Address:
368 E Main Street Batesville, Ar. 72501

Hours for Library: Sunday: 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Monday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM County Offices - Mon-Fri 8-5

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