Mississippi County Courthouse (Osceola, Arkansas)

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Mississippi County Courthouse
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Mississippi County Courthouse, November 2010
Mississippi County Courthouse (Osceola, Arkansas) is located in Arkansas
Mississippi County Courthouse (Osceola, Arkansas)
Mississippi County Courthouse (Osceola, Arkansas) is located in the US
Mississippi County Courthouse (Osceola, Arkansas)
LocationHale and Poplar Aves., Osceola, Arkansas
Coordinates35°42′11″N 89°58′9″W / 35.70306°N 89.96917°W / 35.70306; -89.96917Coordinates: 35°42′11″N 89°58′9″W / 35.70306°N 89.96917°W / 35.70306; -89.96917
Arealess than one acre
Built1912
Built byFalls Construction Co.
ArchitectJohn Gainsford
Architectural styleClassical Revival
Part ofHale Avenue Historic District (#08000722)
NRHP reference #78000612[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPDecember 13, 1978
Designated CPAugust 1, 2008

The Mississippi County Courthouse is a courthouse at Poplar Street and Hale Avenue in Osceola, Arkansas, United States, one of two county seats of Mississippi County, built in 1912. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. The courthouse was built in the Classic Revival style by John Gainsford and anchors the Osceola town square.

Architecture[edit]

The entire first floor of the courthouse is windowless because it originally housed the county jail.[2] Large outdoor stairs ascend to a second story entrance. Baked stone tiles make up the floors, with various colors being used throughout the building. The exterior of the courthouse consists of long, slender bricks. A copper dome is encircled by several terra cotta decorations.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Mississippi County Courthouse (Osceola)" (PDF). Arkansas Preservation. Retrieved 2016-12-20.