Law Offices of F. O. Butt
Festus Orestes Butt was born in 1875 in Illinois just before his family moved to Carroll County, Arkansas. He became a licensed attorney before he was of legal age. The Arkansas General Assembly set aside his "disability of minority", and he set up a practice in Eureka Springs in 1894. Elected to the legislature, Butt served four years, then two successive terms in the state senate before 1910. He was elected mayor of Eureka Springs in 1911, 1916 and 1920. During a second term in the Assembly, Butt enacted special legislation in 1913 that gave Eureka Springs perpetual first class city status, regardless of population. Beloved for his oratory, wisdom and service to community, F. O. Butt practiced his profession on these premises until his death in 1972.
Erected by Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Community Development Partnership.
Location. 36° 24.163′ N, 93° 44.222′ W. Marker is in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, in Carroll County. Marker is on Spring Street 0.1 miles north of Main Street (Arkansas
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Citizen's Bank Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Three Flat-Irons (within shouting distance of this marker); The Perry House - Basin Park Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); The Stone Walls (within shouting distance of this marker); The Springs (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish-American and World War Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mud Street to Main Street (about 300 feet away); The Basin Park Sycamore (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eureka Springs.
Also see . . . Festus Orestes Butt at Find A Grave. (Submitted on December 18, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 18, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 373 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 18, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.