Creator

Date Original

1903

Description

This collection contains a building contract for the new Arkansas State Capitol.

Biographical/Historical Note

Construction for the Arkansas State Capitol building began in July 1899. The building project ran into many delays, controversies, and political scandals, which resulted in the completion of the building being delayed until 1915. The building was constructed by many different contractors, including George W. Caldwell and Lester Drake, who made up the firm Caldwell and Drake of Columbus, Indiana. This firm was involved in some of the scandals, which included bribing Senator Frank Butt. The Board of State Capitol Commissioners consisted of John B. McCaleb, Z.T. Matthews, J.M. Flenniken, R.W. McFarland, and W.B. Alexander.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.017.011

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Arkansas State Capitol building contract, SMC.017.011

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Arkansas State Capitol building contract, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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