Fayetteville in Washington County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
Fayetteville Center Square
The Fayetteville Square served as the location of the Washington County courthouse from 1837 to 1904, when a new courthouse was built facing Center Street on College Avenue. Title to the public square (Block 27) was conveyed to the United States of America, and work on this post office, which began around July, 1909, was completed in 1911. Urban Renewal planners intended to tear this building down in 1974. The public objected. It was then purchased by Donald E. and Edna Bumpass in 1978. In cooperation with developers Keith Cearley and Ronald E. Bumpass, it was totally restored, renovated, and placed on the National Register of Historical Places. The building has been a focal point for redevelopment of the Fayetteville Square, and its preservation has drawn public attention to the significance of safeguarding the community’s cultural heritage and architectural splendor.
Donald E. Bumpass and Edna P. Bumpass
National Register of Historic Places
Erected by Donald E. Bumpass and Edna P. Bumpass.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsIndustry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1909.
Location. 36° 3.744′ N, 94° 9.607′ W. Marker is in Fayetteville, Arkansas, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Center Street and East Avenue, on the left when traveling west on Center Street. Marker is on the Downtown Square. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fayetteville AR 72701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Significant Dates in Fayetteville History (here, next to this marker); Evolution of Fayetteville (here, next to this marker); Mrs. Young Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewis Brothers Building (within shouting distance of this marker); First Confederate Company Organized in Washington County (within shouting distance of this marker); Guisinger Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fayetteville's Earliest Methodist Church (about 400 feet away); Reiff House (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fayetteville.
Also see . . .
1. Fayetteville (Arkansas) History. (Submitted on September 29, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Fayetteville (Arkansas) Farmers Market. (Submitted on September 29, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 29, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 394 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 29, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.