‘Walks Through History’ to Tour Downtown West Memphis

LITTLE ROCK–The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program’s next “Walks Through History” tour will visit the West Memphis Commercial Historic District on April 11, AHPP Director Frances McSwain announced today. West Memphis experienced significant growth after 1917, when the first automobile lanes opened on the Harahan Bridge across the Mississippi River, transforming Broadway Avenue into a U.S. highway. Most historic buildings along Broadway were constructed between 1930…

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AHPP Adds Lecture to Cemetery Preservation Workshop

LITTLE ROCK–The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program will present a free cemetery preservation lecture to its hands-on cemetery preservation workshop in Fayetteville in April, AHPP Director Frances McSwain announced today. AHPP Special Projects Historian Holly Hope will present “Bringing it Back: Basic Cemetery Maintenance” at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 24, at Christian Life Cathedral at 1285 Milsap Road in Fayetteville. The presentation includes information on…

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The White County Courthouse, from County Lines Magazine

Among the many programs and services of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program is the County Courthouse Restoration Grant Program. Created in 1989, this grant program has helped to extend the lives of courthouses that hold vital links to community pride and local history. These grants are funded through the Real Estate Transfer Tax, administered by the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council. Since the beginning…

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AHPP Offers Cemetery Preservation Lecture at Morrilton Library

LITTLE ROCK–The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program will present “Bringing It Back: Basic Cemetery Maintenance” for the River Valley Genealogical Society at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, at the Conway County Library at 101 South Church Street in Morrillton, AHPP Director Frances McSwain announced today. AHPP Special Projects Historian Holly Hope will offer information on cleaning and documenting gravestones, as well as safety, repair and…

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Sandwiching in History Tour to Visit NLR’s Lynch Apartments

LITTLE ROCK–The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program’s next “Sandwiching in History” tour will visit the Lynch Apartments at 523 Orange Street in North Little Rock on April 3, AHPP Director Frances McSwain announced today. Located in the Argenta Historic District, the Craftsman-style Lynch Apartments were built in 1926 by Jimmy and Theresa Lynch. The ten-unit apartment building catered to local railroad and mill employees. The Lynch…

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