Front Facade
Front Facade

The only two story structure in town, the prominent Administration Building was centered on axis with the town circle. It was the center of town government, and was restored to serve the same purpose today

Stairs
Stairs

An elegant set of steps carries people past the large window looking out towards the town. New, period correct light fixtures were added during the restoration.

Dyess Exhibits
Dyess Exhibits

The Dyess Colony was one of the most successful farming colonies built during the age of the New Deal. It was eventually incorporated.

Front Facade
Front Facade

The only two story structure in town, the prominent Administration Building was centered on axis with the town circle. It was the center of town government, and was restored to serve the same purpose today

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DYESS ADMIN

At the center of the Dyess Colony, a 1930's New Deal era farming settlement, is the Administration Building, a colonial revival structure that once housed the basic governing functions of the young town. 

 

Though long neglected, a fresh effort to restore the most historic structures in the town by Arkansas State University, would start here.  The building now houses offices for the City of Dyess, as well as museum space for exhibits that tell visitors about the history of the Dyess Colony, one of the nation's most successful New Deal stories.  Of course, visitors also learn of its most famous citizen, Johnny Cash.

WHAT

Rehabiliation

WHERE

Dyess, AR

WHEN

July 2011