Blytheville Greyhound Bus Station

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Blytheville Greyhound Bus Station
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Blytheville Greyhound Bus Station is located in Arkansas
Blytheville Greyhound Bus Station
Location in Arkansas
Blytheville Greyhound Bus Station is located in the United States
Blytheville Greyhound Bus Station
Location in United States
Location109 N. Fifth St., Blytheville, Arkansas
Coordinates35°55′41″N 89°54′29″W / 35.92806°N 89.90806°W / 35.92806; -89.90806Coordinates: 35°55′41″N 89°54′29″W / 35.92806°N 89.90806°W / 35.92806; -89.90806
Arealess than one acre
Built1937 (1937)
ArchitectNoland Van Powell, Ben Watson White
Architectural styleModerne, Art Moderne
NRHP reference No.87000447[1]
Added to NRHPAugust 17, 1987

The Blytheville Greyhond Bus Station is located at 109 North 5th Street in Blytheville, Arkansas. It is a single-story island-type station with rounded corners, and projecting canopies on either side. The main entrance also has a rounded canopy over it, and a vertical sign rising above, advertising the Greyhound Bus Lines. This stations was built by the company c. 1937, when it was undergoing a major expansion campaign. The building is one of the finest examples of Art Moderne styling in the state.[2] The station was designed by architects William Nowland Van Powell and Ben Watson White.[3]

The station was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.[1] The station ceased bus operations in 2001 and fell into disrepair. In 2004 the station was purchased for preservation and restoration. Since 2010, it has served as an office, museum, and visitor's center for Main Street Blytheville.[4]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Blytheville Greyhound Bus Station" (PDF). Arkansas Preservation. Retrieved 2014-11-25.
  3. ^ "Asset Detail". npgallery.nps.gov. Retrieved 9 April 2018. van powell,noland ; white,ben watson ; 1937 ; 1947
  4. ^ "Blytheville Greyhound Bus Station". Clio. Retrieved 18 March 2018.