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Sandwiching in History to Tour Alternate Location: Second Presbyterian Church

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program - Wednesday, February 14, 2018

LITTLE ROCK–The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program’s next “Sandwiching in History” tour will visit Second Presbyterian Church at 600 Pleasant Valley Drive in Little Rock at noon on Friday, March 2.

The March tour was originally scheduled for the Block Realty-Couch House, but the location had to be changed because of unforeseen circumstances.

Founded in 1882, Second Presbyterian Church is the state’s largest Presbyterian congregation. The current building, the congregation’s third, was built in 1968 and dedicated in 1969 and designed by the noted Little Rock firm of Wittenberg, Delony, and Davidson. The building was erected in West Little Rock because of the westward expansion of the city after World War II, and because the congregation’s members were no longer concentrated near downtown. Neil Hamill Park, the state’s first professionally-trained landscape architect, also completed a landscape plan for the campus, although little of the plan was ultimately carried out.

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 2018 “Sandwiching in History” tours will be held April 6, Dr. Charles Kennedy House, 6 Edenwood Lane, North Little Rock; May 4, Lake Nixon, 18500 Cooper Orbit Road, Little Rock; June 1, Maumelle Ordnance Works Bunker #4, 4 Willastein Drive, Maumelle; July 6, William E. Woodruff House, 1017 East Eighth Street, Little Rock; August 3, National Old Line Building, 501 Woodlane Street, Little Rock; September 7, Matthews-Storey House, 8115 Ascension Lane, Little Rock; October 5, Rock Island Argenta Depot, 1201 East Fourth Street, North Little Rock; November 2, Mary H. Matthews Lustron House, 5021 Maryland Avenue, Little Rock, and December 7, Curran Hall, 615 East Capitol Avenue, Little Rock.

All tours are free and open to the public. For information, call the AHPP at (501) 324-9880, write the agency at 1100 North Street, Little Rock, AR 72201, or send an e-mail message to [email protected], or visit www.arkansaspreservation.org.

The AHPP is the Department of Arkansas Heritage division responsible for identifying, evaluating, registering and preserving the state’s cultural resources. Other divisions 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, the Historic Arkansas Museum and the Arkansas State Archives.



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