Sixth Street Courthouse c. 1890s and later

postcard of U.S. courthouse on 6th Street
Govt. Bldg. & P.O.
Fort Smith, Ark

A new federal courthouse for the Western District of Arkansas was completed in 1890. Located on Sixth Street, the government building also housed the U.S. Post Office

Judge Parker sat on the bench in this courthouse for the last six years of his 21 years as federal judge. The courthouse continued to be used by the Federal Court for the Western District of Arkansas until a newer federal facility was built in the 1930s. That building still stands today on Sixth Street, next to the location of the 1890 courthouse, and is called the Isaac C. Parker Federal Building.

The cannon seen in the foreground of the postcard was used at Fort Smith during the Civil War. It later was returned to the grounds of the old fort and placed in front of the Commissary.

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federal courthouse building during 20th century with striped awnings
U.S. Court House
Fort Smith, Ark
three men inside an office in federal courthouse on Sixth Street
Office at Sixth Street Courthouse

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This photo postcard shows the interior of one of the government offices at the Sixth Street building. Standing on the right is Brizzolara who served the federal court as U.S. Commissioner for nineteen years.

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Last updated: April 10, 2015

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