AHPP Offers Free National Register Training Session

LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program will offer a free training session Saturday, September 13, for anyone interested in nominating a property to the National Register of Historic Places, the country’s official list of historically significant sites, AHPP Director Frances McSwain announced today. The training session will be held beginning at 9 a.m. in Room 170 of the Tower Building at 323 Center Street in…

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‘Sandwiching in History’ Tour to Visit Rozelle-Murphy House

Rozelle-Murphy House, Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK–The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program’s next “Sandwiching in History” tour will visit the Rozelle-Murphy House at 1301 Scott Street in Little Rock at noon on Friday, September 5, AHPP Director Frances McSwain announced today. Located in the MacArthur Park Historic District, the Queen Anne-style house was built about 1887 by George F. Rozelle, owner of a brokerage firm. The house was later sold to…

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Meeting Set to Discuss Possible Malvern Historic District

LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program will hold a public meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 2, in the Great Room at the College of the Ouachitas, One College Circle in Malvern to discuss a project to list Malvern’s historic downtown area in the National Register of Historic Places in an effort to spur rehabilitation of historic commercial buildings, AHPP Director Frances McSwain announced…

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AHPP Awards Grants for Miller, Lafayette County Courthouses

LITTLE ROCK—Governor Mike Beebe announced today that the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, has awarded $128,723 through its County Courthouse Restoration Grant program for projects in Miller and Lafayette counties. Miller County received a $71,173 grant for window restoration at the courthouse in Texarkana, which the Depression-era Works Progress Administration built in 1939. This grant is in addition…

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Main Street Arkansas to Hold Training in Malvern

LITTLE ROCK—Main Street Arkansas will provide training on the organization’s four-point approach to downtown revitalization in Malvern on August 25, Main Street Arkansas Director Greg Phillips announced today. Main Street Arkansas is a program area of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. The training session will held from 8 a.m. to noon at the College of the Ouachitas at One College Circle in Malvern. Main Street…

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