11 Arkansas Properties Nominated to National Register of Historic Places

07-Aug-2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—AUGUST 7, 2015

FOR STATEWIDE RELEASE

STATE REVIEW BOARD NOMINATES 11 PROPERTIES TO NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES

LITTLE ROCK—The State Review Board of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program nominated 11 Arkansas properties in seven counties to the National Register of Historic Places when it met August 5, AHPP Director Frances McSwain announced today.

Properties nominated to the National Register are:

* Matthews-Story House at Little Rock in Pulaski County, a 1925 Craftsman-style Airplane Bungalow

* Dan Stowers Office Building at Little Rock in Pulaski County, a 1961 International-style building

* Sam Strauss Jr. House at Cammack Village in Pulaski County, a 1963-64 Mid-Century Modern-style residence

* Jacksonville Commercial Historic District at Jacksonville in Pulaski County, featuring buildings erected between 1925 and 1962

* South Howard Street Historic District at Morrilton in Conway County, featuring five Minimal Traditional houses built around 1945

* Malvern Commercial Historic District at Malvern in Hot Spring County, featuring 35 buildings constructed between 1897 and 1925

* Lawyer’s Row Historic District at Malvern in Hot Spring County, containing four buildings constructed between 1910 and 1922

* Highway 79 Bridge Boundary Increase at Clarendon in Monroe County, featuring 1.5 miles of reinforced concrete approaches on the west side of the bridge

* Servetus W. Ogan House at Wynne in Cross County, an American Foursquare structure built of ornamental concrete blocks around 1910

* Lawrence County Courthouse at Walnut Ridge in Lawrence County, built in 1965 and featuring a modern style influenced by New Formalism

* Blytheville Air Force Base Capeheart Housing Historic District at Blytheville in Mississippi County, featuring structures built 1957-1962 for military families serving at the base.

The board also listed the Edgar Wright Farmstead at Judsonia in White County on the Arkansas Register of Historic Places. The Arkansas Register recognizes historically noteworthy places that are not eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

For more information on the National Register of Historic Places program, write the AHPP at 1500 Tower Building, 323 Center St., Little Rock, AR 72201, call the agency at (501) 324-9880 [TDD 501-324-9811], send e-mail to [email protected] or visit www.arkansaspreservation.org.

The AHPP is the Department of Arkansas Heritage agency that identifies, evaluates, registers and preserves the state’s cultural resources. Other agencies are the Arkansas Arts Council, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the Delta Cultural Center, the Old State House Museum, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission and the Historic Arkansas Museum.

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