|City/Town: • Burdette • Northern Arkansas|
|Location Class: • School|
|Year Built: • 1922 | Year Abandoned: • 2001|
|Historic Designation: • National Register of Historic Places|
|Status: • Burned Down|
|Photojournalist: • Lance Nettles|
The Burdette School Complex is a collection of historic school buildings at 153 East Park Lane in Burdette, Arkansas. It consists of six buildings, five of which were built between 1922 and 1948. The oldest is a stuccoed Prairie Style structure with a hip roof. Also of note is a red brick building built in 1939 with funding from the Works Progress Administration, and the gymnasium, which consists of three Quonset huts with a false front. The complex is regionally distinctive in that none of its buildings have been significantly altered or removed.
The complex was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.
Much of it was burned sometime around September 2015 from suspected arson. The fire melted siding on one of the school’s original buildings, now the Burdette City Hall and Water Department, but didn’t reach the gym.