Fort Smith Masonic Temple

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Fort Smith Masonic Temple
Fort Smith Masonic Temple, Front View.JPG
Fort Smith Masonic Temple is located in Arkansas
Fort Smith Masonic Temple
Fort Smith Masonic Temple is located in the US
Fort Smith Masonic Temple
Location 200 N. 11th St., Fort Smith, Arkansas
Coordinates 35°23′9″N 94°25′6″W / 35.38583°N 94.41833°W / 35.38583; -94.41833Coordinates: 35°23′9″N 94°25′6″W / 35.38583°N 94.41833°W / 35.38583; -94.41833
Area 0.9 acres (0.36 ha)
Architect George R. Mann
Architectural style Art Deco, Exotic Revival, Egyptian Revival
NRHP Reference # 92001624[1]
Added to NRHP November 20, 1992

The Fort Smith Masonic Temple is a historic building at 200 North 11th Street in Fort Smith, Arkansas. It is a large stone-walled structure, with styling that is an Art Deco-influenced version of Egyptian Revival architecture. Its main (northwest-facing) facade has a projecting central section, from which a series of bays are progressively stepped back, unified by a band of decorative carving at the top, just below the flat roof. The central portion has slightly-projecting pilaster-like sections flanking three recessed bays, which are divided by two fluted pilasters and topped by decorative carved stonework and a panel identifying the building. The entrance is set in the center bay, recessed under a projecting square frame. The building was designed by Little Rock architect George R. Mann and completed in 1929. It is one of the few buildings in Arkansas to exhibit Egyptian Revival styling, which is particularly pronounced in the building's interior decoration.[2]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Fort Smith Masonic Temple" (PDF). Arkansas Preservation. Retrieved 2015-04-09.