Flanagin Law Office Constructed Prior to Civil War

Wendy Richter, Ouachita Baptist University


Today, many visitors to the downtown Arkadelphia vicinity may not realize the historical significance of one of the buildings across the street from the Clark County Court House. The structure known to some as the “Flanagin Law Office” was constructed prior to the Civil War and served as an office for a number of different attorneys, including Arkansas Governor Harris Flanagin of Arkadelphia. Flanagin became governor in 1862 and held the office during some of the most tumultuous years in American history.