The Nevada County Courthouse at Prescott in Nevada County is among 12 Arkansas properties that have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the country's official list of historically significant properties.
The Nevada County Courthouse at Prescott in Nevada County is among 12 Arkansas properties that have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the country’s official list of historically significant properties.
The Nevada County Courthouse at 215 East Second Street was built in 1964 from a design by Weaver and Hiegel Associates reflecting the New Formalism.
“The Nevada County Courthouse was designed to be a modern fixture in Prescott,” according to the National Register nomination. “The architectural style it exhibits—New Formalism—gave the building an air of prestige befitting its governmental purpose while adding a touch of mid-century modern style. It is a rather unique building in downtown Prescott, as most of the surrounding buildings represent Neo-Classical, Craftsman and Post-Modern architecture, reserving the courthouse as a time capsule for New Formalism and for a time of modern development in Nevada County.”
Also listed on the National Register were Shumaker Naval Ammunition Depot 500-man Barracks and Shumaker Naval Ammunition Depot Administration Building at East Camden in Calhoun County, Carpenter Building at Gentry in Benton County, C.A. Stuck & Sons Lumber Office Building at Jonesboro in Craighead County, Mount Salem Church and School near Paris in Logan County, Washington Street Historic District Boundary Increase at Camden in Ouachita County, Lockesburg High School Gymnasium at Lockesburg in Sevier County, Deepwood House near Fayetteville in Washington County and Fulk-Arkansas Democrat Building, Mosaic Templars State Temple and Carmichael House at Little Rock in Pulaski County.
For more information on the National Register of Historic Places program, write the AHPP at 1100 North Street, Little Rock, AR 72201, call the agency at (501) 324-9880, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.arkansaspreservation.org.
The AHPP is the Department of Arkansas Heritage division responsible for identifying, evaluating, registering and preserving the state’s cultural resources. Other divisions are the Arkansas Arts Council, the Delta Cultural Center in Helena, the Old State House Museum, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the Historic Arkansas Museum and the Arkansas State Archives.