Lafayette County Courthouse Lewisville Arkansas


Lafayette County courthouse in Arkansas was constructed 1940-1942 as a project of the Works Progress Administration.  WPA funded 40% of the $100,000 courthouse (Arkansas Historic Preservation Program).  Architects were Clippard and Vaught.  The courthouse

…reflected a restrained interpretation of Art Deco style typical of WPA courthouses.

Lafayette County was named in honor of the Marquis de Lafayette.  In 1905, the pronunciation was altered to “luh-fay-ut” (hello, Oxford, Mississippi) in order to be “less French-sounding” (Arkansas Historic Preservation Program).


The street that runs through downtown Lewisville was also paved by a WPA project.

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