Fayetteville Center Square - Fayetteville AR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Where's George
N 36° 03.745 W 094° 09.607
15S E 395521 N 3991494
Quick Description: This plaque, attached to the front of the historic Post Office building, describes the history of the downtown Square and this building.
Location: Arkansas, United States
Date Posted: 6/11/2012 5:50:00 PM
Waymark Code: WMEM0J
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
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Long Description:
FAYETTEVILLE CENTER SQUARE

THE FAYETTEVILLE SQUARE SERVED AS THE LOCATION OF THE WASHINGTON COUNTY

COURTHOUSE FROM 1837 TO 1904, WHEN A NEW COURTHOUSE WAS BUILT FACING

CENTER

STREET ON COLLEGE AVENUE. TITLE TO THE PUBLIC SQUARE (BLOCK 27) WAS CONVEYED TO

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AND WORK ON THIS POST OFFICE, WHICH BEGAN AROUND

JULY 1909, WAS COMPLETED IN 1911. URBAN RENEWAL PLANNERS INTENDED TO TEAR THIS

BUILDING DOWN IN 1974. THE PUBLIC OBJECTED. IT WAS THEN PURCHASED BY DONALD E.

AND EDNA BUMPASS IN 1978. IN COOPERATION WITH DEVELOPERS KEITH CEARLEY AND

RONALD E. BUMPASS, IT WAS TOTALLY RESTORED, RENOVATED AND PLACED ON THE NATIONAL

REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES. THE BUILDING HAS BEEN A FOCAL POINT FOR REDEVELOPMENT

OF THE FAYETTEVILLE SQUARE, AND ITS PRESERVATION HAS DRAWN PUBLIC ATTENTION TO THE

SIGNIFICANCE OF SAFEGUARDING THE COMMUNITY'S CULTURAL HERITAGE AND ARCHITECTURAL

SPLENDOR.

DONALD E. BUMPASS AND EDNA P. BUMPASS

OWNERS

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES
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