Parts of the square are still in use, and other buildings are shuttered and waiting for a revival. Even though driving rural roads takes longer, I have become excited about the possibility of seeing the Americana opportunities in these small rural communities, and it is like a mini-vacation of sorts--the road trips to/from Texas are the closest thing to a vacation I may get for a while. I kept thinking of during the Depression, and the beginning efforts to encourage motor tourism, and the role that the New Deal played in the development of that mode of tourism.
De Witt's banks had more money in them than in the banks of any other city of its size in the state. (Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture, encylopediaofarkansas.net)
The telephone operated upstairs, and during the 1930s, the post office was located in the rear of the building. It currently houses and antique/gift shop.