Union County Courthouse (El Dorado, Arkansas)

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Union County Courthouse
Union County Courthouse, El Dorado, AR IMG 2597.JPG
Union County Courthouse (El Dorado, Arkansas) is located in Arkansas
Union County Courthouse (El Dorado, Arkansas)
Union County Courthouse (El Dorado, Arkansas) is located in the US
Union County Courthouse (El Dorado, Arkansas)
Location Union Square, El Dorado, Arkansas
Coordinates 33°12′43″N 92°39′50″W / 33.21194°N 92.66389°W / 33.21194; -92.66389Coordinates: 33°12′43″N 92°39′50″W / 33.21194°N 92.66389°W / 33.21194; -92.66389
Area less than one acre
Built 1927
Built by Peterson/Mann & Stern
Architectural style Classical Revival, Neo-Classical Revival
Part of El Dorado Commercial Historic District (#03000773)
NRHP Reference # 83001169[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP June 30, 1983
Designated CP August 21, 2003

The Union County Courthouse is a courthouse in El Dorado, Arkansas, United States, the county seat of Union County, built in 1927. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. The courthouse was built in the Classic Revival and Greek Revival styles by Mann & Stern and anchors the center of Union Square.

History[edit]

Union County was established in 1829 from Hempstead County and Clark County. The county seat began at Ecore Fabre and was moved to Scarborough’s Landing. Cotton farmers again requested the county seat to move in 1843. It was moved to the county's highest point and was platted as El Dorado.[2]

Architecture[edit]

The four-story courthouse has an entirely smooth limestone exterior with 40 freestanding ionic columns.[3] Scales of justice and lanterns adorn the exterior. Inside the courthouse is a two story marble art deco atrium of marble and a courtroom with walnut wainscoting, a plaster ceiling featuring gilded rosettes and walls textured to resemble stone.

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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. ^ "Union County". Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture. September 8, 2011. Retrieved December 6, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Union County, Arkansas". E-reference Desk. Retrieved December 6, 2011.  |chapter= ignored (help)