Courthouse Square Historic District (West Plains, Missouri)
Courthouse Square Historic District
Howell County Courthouse, October 2015
|Location||Roughly bounded by Broadway, Grove St., Court Sq. and Washington Ave., West Plains, Missouri|
|Area||11.5 acres (4.7 ha)|
|Architect||Hawkins, Earl; Britton, L.H.|
|Architectural style||Italianate, Queen Anne, Romanesque, Late Gothic Revival, Art Deco|
|MPS||West Plains, Missouri MPS|
|NRHP reference #||03000651|
|Added to NRHP||July 17, 2003|
Courthouse Square Historic District is a national historic district located at West Plains, Howell County, Missouri. The district encompasses 46 contributing buildings in the central business district of West Plains. It developed between about 1881 and 1950 and includes representative examples of Italianate, Queen Anne, Romanesque Revival, Late Gothic Revival, and Art Deco style architecture. Located in the district are the separately listed Elledge Arcade Buildings, W. J. and Ed Smith Building, and West Plains Bank Building. Other notable buildings include the IOOF Building #2 (c. 1923), First Presbyterian Church (c. 1887, 1910, 1978), Howell County Courthouse (1937), Aid Hardware Building (1914-1915), W. N. Evans Building (c. 1892), J. R. Foster Building (c. 1929), Foster-Renfrew Building (c. 1919), Alsup, Risley & Skillman Block (c. 1887), Catron Opera House / Johnson Opera House (1893), IOOF Building / J. R. Galloway Building (1896), Evans Theatre (c. 1899, 1913), W. J. Zorn Building, #1/Howell County Gazette Building (1911-1912), West Plains Fire Department/City Hall (1917), and Avenue Theatre (1950).
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
- Becky L. Snider (December 2002). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Courthouse Square Historic District" (PDF). Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2017-01-01. (includes 14 photographs from 2002) and Site map
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