Bradley County Courthouse and Clerk's Office

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Bradley County Courthouse and Clerk's Office
Bradley County Courthouse 001.jpg
Bradley County Courthouse
Bradley County Courthouse and Clerk's Office is located in Arkansas
Bradley County Courthouse and Clerk's Office
Location Courthouse Square, Warren, Arkansas
Coordinates 33°36′53″N 92°3′48″W / 33.61472°N 92.06333°W / 33.61472; -92.06333Coordinates: 33°36′53″N 92°3′48″W / 33.61472°N 92.06333°W / 33.61472; -92.06333
Area less than one acre
Built 1903
Built by E. L. Koonce
Architect Frank W. Gibb
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 76000389[1]
Added to NRHP December 12, 1976

Bradley County Courthouse is a courthouse in Warren, Arkansas, United States, the county seat of Bradley County, built in 1903. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. The courthouse was built using two colors of brick and features a 2½ story clock tower.

History[edit]

Bradley County was established in 1840 from Union County and was named for Hugh Bradley. Eventually Bradley County was fragmented into five more counties. Pennington Settlement, later renamed Warren, became the county seat around 1840.[2] Two courthouses, a log cabin and later a brick and stucco building, were used for county business until the building of the current structure in 1903.[3]

Architecture[edit]

Former county clerk's office

The Bradley County Courthouse has a two-tone brick exterior with quoin arched windows as well as gauged voussoirs and dentils along the cornices. A tower in one corner of the structure has clocks facing all four directions, an arched cupola, and a hexagonal shaped roof.[4] Also included on the National Register of Historic Places is a one story brick building built in 1890. Originally the county clerk's office, the building now serves as a library.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Bradley County". Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture. July 25, 2011. Retrieved December 10, 2011. 
  3. ^ Gill, John Purifoy; Gill, Marjem Jackson (1980). On the Courthouse Square in Arkansas. LCCN 80-65253 Check |lccn= value (help). 
  4. ^ "Bradley County Courthouse and County Clerk's Office, Warren, Bradley County". Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. Retrieved December 10, 2011.