Methodist Church, built 1923, individually listed on the National Historic Register.
Arkansas Historical Preservation Program gave two grants to the Methodist church for roof repair and structural issues. The next issue is windows. The Methodist congregation moved to a new building on Hwy. 165 in 2000, and the old building is currently occupied by CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates). They provide special programs for children, as well as residential space for transitional or at-risk kids. Rachel Silva is preservation outreach coordinator at the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program.
Rather than being formed by intersecting streets, DeWitt’s court square was designed as a continuous street around a public square with one access street in the middle of each block. The northwest, northeast, and southwest corners have unique lots containing buildings with chamfered corner entrances. The town was platted in such a way that people wouldn’t just pass through the downtown and keep going—the courthouse and square would be your final des- tination. This is an extremely rare layout for a court square—I’ve never seen another town like it.