Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Rialto Theatre

El Dorado’s Rialto Theatre in its second reincarnation was designed by the local firm of Kolben, Hunter, and Boyd (arkansas.com).  This Classical Revival style, red brick and decorative stone theatre was constructed to provide “expanded cultural opportunities” for El Dorado … Continue reading

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Union County Courthouse: El Dorado

Yes, that’s right, we are still in El Dorado, Arkansas, where I plan to spend my next 4-day weekend.  Not only is there a lot to see there (and I confess, I am more into seeing than doing at the … Continue reading

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El Dorado Municipal Building

I chanced on this “Classical Revival/Modern Movement” (National Register of Historic Places) Art Deco style building (Arkansas Historic Preservation Program) building in the El Dorado Commercial Historic District quite by accident, even though I was driving directly to the street … Continue reading

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Magnolia, Arkansas (former) Post Office

In June 1996, the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program (AHPP) initiated a context-driven survey of the United States Post Offices with artwork installed through the United States Treasury Department’s Section of Painting and Sculpture.  It was felt that these properties were … Continue reading

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Columbia County Courthouse, Magnolia, Arkansas

The domed, blond-brick building is a Renaissance Revival style courthouse, designed by W. W. Hall, a “classic example of the Second Renaissance Revival Style” (Danny Groshong, Columbia County Courthouse, Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture, retrieved from encyclopediaofarkansas.net).  The main entrance is … Continue reading

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Happy New Year, Ya’ll!

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