LITTLE ROCK–The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program’s next “Sandwiching in History” tour will visit the Roundtop Filling Station at Trammel and Roundtop roads in Sherwood at noon on Friday, November 7, AHPP Director Frances McSwain announced today. The uniquely shaped Roundtop Filling Station was constructed in 1936 near U.S. Highway 67 by the Justin Matthews Company. The station was initially operated by Pierce Oil. W. D….

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LITTLE ROCK–Shelle Stormoe, education coordinator for the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, will present “Arkansas’s Haunted History,” a program exploring the ghost stories and folklore associated with historic Arkansas buildings and sites, at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 29, at the Pope County Library at 116 East Third Street in Russellville, AHPP Director Frances McSwain announced today. For more information on the free program, write AHPP,…

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National Bank of Commerce Building, Paragould, Greene County

The National Bank of Commerce Building at Paragould in Greene County was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on May 14, 199e. You can read this and other Arkansas National Register nominations at http://www.arkansaspreservation.com/historic-properties/national-register/search.aspx. Summary The National Bank of Commerce provides an important architectural link to the vibrant commercial life of Paragould in the 1920’s and is being nominated under Criterion C as…

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Slabtown Vertical Log Buildings, Sheridan, Grant County

The Slabtown Vertical Log Buildings at Sheridan in Grant County were listed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 14, 1999. You can read this and other Arkansas National Register nominations at http://www.arkansaspreservation.com/historic-properties/national-register/search.aspx. The vertical log buildings set among the hardwood groves along State Highway 167 south of Sheridan, Arkansas have long been of interest to motorists traveling along this major regional thoroughfare….

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Catherine Barrier Joins AHPP Staff as CLG Coordinator

Catherine Barrier, Certified Local Government Coordinator

Catherine Barrier has joined the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program as Certified Local Government Coordinator. In this position, she will work with Historic District Commissions around the state as they protect their local historic resources and will work with other communities seeking to join the CLG program. She is a fifth generation Arkansan and native of Little Rock. Although she has worked on projects in many…

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