Slideshow: Arkansas Ghost Banks Reminders of Past Glory

by Luke Jones  on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 12:00 am  

Lining the streets of Arkansas’ historic downtowns are the relics of bygone culture: movie theaters, train stations, drugstores and, of course, banks.

A few common characteristics make old bank buildings easy to find. Usually the buildings are in the dead center of downtown and typically situated on a corner. Often the name is still right on the building.

Banks built in the early 20th century were often constructed with neoclassical elements harking back to Roman or Greek temples, symbols of godlike strength and longevity. Others were lavished with expensive brickwork and styling.

In the slideshow above, you'll find photos of historic bank buildings, all either abandoned or repurposed, throughout Arkansas.

 

 

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