Harrison Courthouse Square Historic District

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Harrison Courthouse Square Historic District
Harrison AR downtown.jpg
Buildings in the district
Harrison Courthouse Square Historic District is located in Arkansas
Harrison Courthouse Square Historic District
Harrison Courthouse Square Historic District is located in the US
Harrison Courthouse Square Historic District
Nearest city Harrison, Arkansas
Coordinates 36°13′51″N 93°6′28″W / 36.23083°N 93.10778°W / 36.23083; -93.10778Coordinates: 36°13′51″N 93°6′28″W / 36.23083°N 93.10778°W / 36.23083; -93.10778
Area 15.5 acres (6.3 ha)
Built 1905
Architect Charles L. Thompson; Eugene Johnson
Architectural style Early Commercial, Late 19th and 20th Century Revivals
NRHP Reference # 99000523[1]
Added to NRHP May 6, 1999

The Harrison Courthouse Square Historic District is an area of Harrison, Arkansas. It is known by residents simply as "the Square". The Harrison Courthouse Square Historic District includes the 1911 Boone County Courthouse, two pharmacies, several clothing stores and restaurants, and a Marine Corps museum. The District also has a bank and the Lyric Theater. The District is the site of several annual festivals, including Crawdad Days and the Fall Festival. Several war memorials stand on the Courthouse lawn. The Square is known as the site of the shooting of famous outlaw Henry Starr.

Most of the square's buildings were built between 1895 and 1948, earlier buildings having been predominantly wooden in construction. The district that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999 has 54 historically significant buildings, including most of those facing the 1911 courthouse, and a few on the immediately adjacent city blocks.[2]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Harrison Courthouse Square Historic District" (PDF). Arkansas Preservation. Retrieved 2015-02-26.