Horace Mann School Historic District (NRIS 06001311)
City Hall Circle,
Arkansas. County/parish: Baxter.
4 contributing buildings.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
January 29, 2007.
Part of New Deal Recovery Efforts in Arkansas MPS
Also known as:
- B 0051
- B 0145
- Norfork Public School
- Horace Mann School Historic District
- The Horace Mann School Historic District of Norfork, Arkansas encompasses a complex of four Depression-era school buildings near the center of the community. It includes a main school building, built with Works Progress Administration (WPA) funding in 1936, a home economics building and a vocational educational building, both built in 1937 by the National Youth Administration, and the auditorium/gymnasium, built in 1940 with WPA funds. All are single-story Craftsman-style buildings, although the gymnasium presents more stories because of a partially exposed basement. The complex was used as a school until the mid-1980s, and is now owned by the city, which uses the buildings for a variety of purposes. It is a well-preserved and remarkably complete Depression-era school complex.The complex was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007. (read more...)
National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/06001311