Hawks Schoolhouse

The Hawks Schoolhouse is a historic school building in rural western Perry County, Arkansas. It is located on the south side of County Road 7, in the easternmost section of Ouachita National Forest, near the hamlet of Ava. It is a single-story wood-frame structure, with a gabled roof and weatherboard siding. The roof is capped by a small gable-roofed open belfry. The front facade has a pair of symmetrically placed entrances with simple molding. It was built in 1911, and is a well-preserved example of a district schoolhouse in a rural context.[2]

Hawks Schoolhouse
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Hawks Schoolhouse is located in Arkansas
Hawks Schoolhouse
Location in Arkansas
Hawks Schoolhouse is located in the United States
Hawks Schoolhouse
Location in United States
Nearest cityAva, Arkansas
Coordinates34°52′6″N 93°12′30″W / 34.86833°N 93.20833°W / 34.86833; -93.20833Coordinates: 34°52′6″N 93°12′30″W / 34.86833°N 93.20833°W / 34.86833; -93.20833
Arealess than one acre
Built byCharlie Ballew, Edd Storms, Sport Tom Jones
Architectural stylePlain traditional
NRHP reference No.01001528[1]
Added to NRHPJanuary 28, 2002

It was a "country school",[2] a one-room schoolhouse.[3]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ a b Kara Mills Oosterhous (October 12, 2001). National Register of Historic Places Registration: Hawks Schoolhouse. National Archives. Retrieved February 7, 2021. With six photos from 2001. (Downloading may be slow.)
  3. ^ See photos