Sandwiching in History to Visit Shiloh Baptist Church

21-Aug-2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—AUGUST 21, 2015

FOR STATEWIDE RELEASE

‘SANDWICHING IN HISTORY’ TOUR TO VISIT SHILOH BAPTIST CHURCH

LITTLE ROCK–The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program’s next “Sandwiching in History” tour will visit Shiloh Baptist Church at 1200 Hanger Street in Little Rock on September 4, AHPP Director Frances McSwain announced today.

The historically black congregation of Shiloh Baptist Church was organized in 1886 by Rev. O. H. Redicks. By the early twentieth century, the church was located in a wood-frame building at the southwest corner of Hanger and East Twelfth streets in Little Rock’s Hanger Hill neighborhood. The current buff brick church on that site features elements of the Gothic Revival style.

The “Sandwiching in History” tour series targets Pulaski County structures and sites. The noontime series includes a brief lecture and tour of the subject property. Participants are encouraged to bring their lunches with them. The American Institute of Architects offers one HSW continuing education learning unit credit for members who attend a “Sandwiching in History” tour.

Other 2015 “Sandwiching in History” tours will be held October 2, White-Baucum House, 201 South Izard Street, Little Rock; November 6, Thomas M. Clifton House, 1423 South Summit Street, Little Rock; and December 4, Albert Pike Memorial Temple, 712 Scott Street, Little Rock.

All tours are free and open to the public. For information, call the AHPP at (501) 324-9880, write the agency at 323 Center St., Suite 1500, Little Rock, AR 72201, send an e-mail message to [email protected], or visit www.arkansaspreservation.org.

The AHPP is the Department of Arkansas Heritage agency responsible for identifying, evaluating, registering and preserving the state’s cultural resources. Other agencies are the Arkansas Arts Council, the Delta Cultural Center in Helena, the Old State House Museum, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission and the Historic Arkansas Museum.

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