Assignment: New use for 1857 barn

Springdale’s old stagecoach stop becomes fall project for architecture students

Posted: September 18, 2017 at 1 a.m.

Lauren Lambert and Katie Murphy, graduate students at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, review architectural documents Friday in front of the horse barn at Fitzgerald Station in Springdale. Students from the university will come up with plans for the site, which once was a stagecoach stop on the Butterfield Overland Express mail route.

SPRINGDALE -- Architecture students from Louisiana will come up with plans to redesign a historic Arkansas stagecoach stop.

Geoff Gjertson (left), director of Building Institute at the School of Architecture and Design at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and gradua...

A map showing the location of Fitzgerald Station.

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