AHPP to Present Dionicio Rodriguez Program at Benton Library

Dionicio Rodriguez Sculpture, Lakewood Park, North Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK–Rachel Silva, preservation outreach coordinator for the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, will present “The Cement Sculptures of Dionicio Rodriguez in Arkansas” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 6, at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library at 1800 Smithers in Benton, AHPP Director Frances McSwain announced today. Mexican folk artist Dionicio Rodriguez specialized in the faux bois technique, whereby cement was sculpted to look like wood…

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LITTLE ROCK–The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program’s next “Walks Through History” tour will visit the Murfreesboro Courthouse Square in Pike County on November 15, AHPP Director Frances McSwain announced today. Located near the Little Missouri River, Murfreesboro’s rich soil was ideal for growing crops and attracted settlers to the area. In 1906 John Wesley Huddleston found the first diamonds near Murfreesboro, initiating an economic boom. Today,…

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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 Russellville City Hall at 203 Commerce Street, AHPP Director Frances McSwain announced today. For more information on the free program, write AHPP, 1500 Tower Building, 323…

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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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