LITTLE ROCK—Students from Sebastian, Pope, White, Benton and Ouachita counties were the top winners in the 24th annual “Preserve Our Past” art and essay invitational sponsored by the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, AHPP Director Frances McSwain announced today. Julia Hooper of Ahlf Junior High School in Searcy won first place in the seventh-and-eighth grade art division for…

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National Main Street Center Accredits Arkansas Programs

LITTLE ROCK—Sixteen Main Street Arkansas cities have been designated as accredited National Main Street Programs for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Main Street Arkansas Director Greg Phillips announced today. Main Street Arkansas is a program area of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. The Main Street programs in…

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Time Changed for April 8 Window Display Presentation in Malvern

LITTLE ROCK—Susan Shaddox, Main Street Arkansas interior design consultant, will conduct a window display presentation at the monthly meeting of the Malvern Chamber of Commerce at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, April 8, in the chamber office at 213 West Third Street in Malvern, Main Street Arkansas Director Greg Phillips announced today. Main Street Arkansas is a program area of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. The…

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LITTLE ROCK—The State Review Board of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program nominated 16 Arkansas properties in nine counties to the National Register of Historic Places when it met April 1, in Room 170 at 323 Center Street in Little Rock, AHPP Director Frances McSwain announced today. Properties nominated to the National Register are: * Esso Standard Oil Service Station at Little Rock in Pulaski County,…

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Joseph Taylor Robinson House, Little Rock

The Joseph Taylor Robinson House at Little Rock in Pulaski County was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 28, 1975 and designated a National Historic Landmark on October 12, 1994. You can read this and other Arkansas National Register nominations at http://www.arkansaspreservation.com/historic-properties/national-register/search.aspx. STATEMENT OF SIGNIFICANCE The Foster-Robinson House, located in Little Rock’s historic Quapaw Quarter district, was built in 1904 by…

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