Clay County Courthouse, Eastern District
Added by: Nathan Flott
Add date: 2020-12-08 12:59
The Clay County Courthouse, Eastern District is located at Courthouse Square in the center of Piggott, one of two county seats of Clay County, Arkansas . It is a single-story masonry structure, built out of concrete with brick facing. The main facade is symmetrical, with a recessed entrance area sheltered by a portico with a zigzag roof. The courthouse was built in 1966–67 to a design by Donnellan & Porterfield, replacing an 1890s Romanesque courthouse designed by Charles L. Thompson. Both this courthouse and that in Corning were built in the wake of a fire which destroyed the old Corning courthouse, and both were designed by Donnellan & Porterfield. Both are locally prominent examples of New Formalism style of Modern architecture.