Museums and Historic Sites; Arts


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Eudora City Hall

The Eudora City Hall, which houses governmental offices for the city of Eudora (Chicot County), is a two-story Art Deco–style brick building located at 239 South Main Street. Constructed in 1936 by the Public Works Administration (PWA), it continues to be used for city administration. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 5, 2006. Settlement in Eudora began in the mid-1800s with the establishment of a post office in 1856. The population remained small until after a railroad was constructed in the area in the late nineteenth century. City services including a volunteer fire department, water department, and jail were all in operation by the 1920s. The growth in the community made the need …

Old Gillett Jail

Located on Main Street in Gillett (Arkansas County), the Old Gillett Jail was constructed in 1922 and was in use until 1972. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on May 22, 2007. Always a small town, Gillett saw its population peak in 1920, with more than 1,100 residents recorded in that year’s federal census. Industries in the town centered on timber-related businesses such as stave mills and sawmills. The town also served as an economic center for the farms in the area. With Gillett located approximately eighteen miles from the Arkansas County Sheriff’s Office in DeWitt (Arkansas County), it was difficult to obtain law enforcement assistance or easily transport prisoners. In 1922, the town constructed a …