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|City/County/Congressional District: • Marion , Crittenden County (District 1 )|
|Location Class: • School|
|Year Built: • 1912|
|Historic Designation: • National Register of Historic Places (1995)|
|Status: • Demolished|
The Marion High School building was built in 1912 and served as the first compulsory education school in Crittenden County. The building first housed all grades and it later served as a high school and middle school until the early 1990s. Since then it has been used for storage and office space and is now in danger of being demolished. The Marion School District is considering replacing the building with a new media center and office complex. Inappropriate window replacements have caused some water damage but the two-story brick building is structurally sound. Preserve Arkansas hopes the Marion School District will give adequate consideration and pursue rehabilitation rather than demolition of this building as part of their expansion plan. Preserve Arkansas encourages all public institutions to develop policies that support the preservation of their historic resources. With appropriate maintenance, historic buildings like these will serve Arkansans well into the future and remain unique symbols of our communities and culture.
The building was demolished in 2015 to make way for a new high school complex. No photos remain of the historic structure.
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