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Maxie Theater / Trumann, AR

The Associated Press State & Local Wire

April 21, 2011 Thursday

SECTION: STATE AND REGIONAL

Arkansas properties included on national register

DATELINE: LITTLE ROCK Ark.

Three Arkansas properties have been accepted by the National Register of Historic Places.

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program Director Frances McSwain announced Wednesday that Maxwell Street and North Jackson Street bridges in DeWitt and the Maxie Theater in Trumann had been placed on the country’s official list of historically significant properties.

The Maxwell Street Bridge is a single-span, reinforced-concrete structure erected around 1910. The North Jackson Street Bridge, also circa 1910, is a two-span concrete bridge that is unique in construction and was built before concrete bridges became widely used in Arkansas.

The Maxie Theater is an Art Deco-style structure constructed in 1947. The theater is an example of a single-screen movie theater that continues to show movies and an example of the Art Deco style of architecture in Trumann.

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