Blog

‘Sandwiching in History’ to Tour Old U.S. Post Office and Customs House

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program - Friday, February 20, 2015

LITTLE ROCK–The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program’s next “Sandwiching in History” tour will visit the Old U.S. Post Office and Courthouse at 300 West Second Street in Little Rock on March 6, AHPP Director Frances McSwain announced today.

Completed in 1881, this Renaissance Revival-style building served as a post office, federal courthouse, and customs house until 1932. The Old Post Office and Courthouse was declared federal surplus property in 1975. It was later renovated by the State of Arkansas to house the UALR Law School. In the early 1990s, the building was returned to the federal government. It was beautifully restored to accommodate the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Attendees will have to go through a security checkpoint, which may take extra time so early arrival is recommended.

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 April 3, Lynch Apartments, 523 Orange Street, North Little Rock; May 8, Dan Stowers Office Building, 1516 West Third Street, Little Rock; June 5, St. Edward Catholic Church, 801 Sherman Street, Little Rock; July 10, North Little Rock City Hall, 300 Main Street, North Little Rock; August 7, Oak Forest United Methodist Church, 2415 Fair Park Boulevard, Little Rock; September 4, Shiloh Baptist Church, 1200 Hanger Street, Little Rock; 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, Mandlebaum-Pfeifer House, 908 South 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.



Recent Posts


Tags

Main Street Dumas Fayetteville Arkansas Booneville Arkansas downtown revitalization News Release Benton Arkansas Delta Cultural Center Arkansas Historic Preservation Skillern House 13th Amendment Classroom Presentation Real Estate Transfer Tax Henry Koen Office Building Historic Preservation Alliance Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanatorium Museum Folk Victorian Architecture historic telephone booth slipcover removal grants Camden Arkansas Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission Mid-Century Modern Architecture St. Francis County Historical Society Trail of Tears in Arkansas Rosston Arkansas Burdette Plantation Central High School Neighborhood Historic District Pike County Arkansas cemetery preservation Forrest City Cemetery Perry County Arkansas Madison County Arkansas Nevada County Arkansas Parker-Hickman Farm Historic District Arkansas State University Heritage Sites Main Street Batesville Main Street Texarkana Clarendon Arkansas Conway County Library Historic Preservation Restoration Grants downtown economic development Morrilton Arkansas Newton County Arkansas Arkansas religious history Arkansas Historic Preservation Program historic Arkansas properties historic architecture Elias Camp Morris Marked Tree Arkansas Polk County Arkansas Saline County Arkansas Little Rock Fire Station No. 2 Flood Control Free Cemetery Preservation Workshops Erbie Arkansas Rosenwald Schools Centennial Baptist Church Craftsman style architecture 13th Amendment Dr. Ruth Hawkins National Register of Historic Places Huntsville Arkansas Pike County Courthouse 19th Century Road Construction African American education North Little Rock Arkansas Bogg Springs Arkansas Let Freedom Ring Main Street Arkansas Little Rock Central High School American Legion National Register of Historic Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas Historic County Courthouses Main Street Ozark New Century Club of Camden Houston Arkansas National Historic Landmark Duck Hunting Cemetery Preservation Library Naturalistic Architecture Estes-Williams Post #61 American Legion Hut Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council Helena Arkansas Walks Through History Mississippi County Courthouse Osceola Wingmead Freedom Park Ozark Farming Carlisle Rock Island Railroad Depot Abolition of Slavery Cumberland Presbyterian Church Freedmen's Bureau Prairie County Arkansas Free Lesson Plan Doddridge Arkansas Marked Tree Lock and Siphons free historic preservation workshop Arkansas Preservation Awards U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Renaissance Revival Architecture Phillips County Arkansas Russellville Arkansas Pulaski County Courthouse Poinsett County Arkansas Arkansas History Turner Restoration Free Courthouse Poster Buffalo National River Montgomery County Arkansas Arkansas Business History Kiblah School Barney Elias House Arkansas African American Civil War History Arkansas Railroad History Sandwiching in History cemetery preservsation Rustic Architecture Booneville Historical Preservation Society Dionicio Rodriguez White County Courthouse Main Street Siloam Springs Burdette Arkansas Civil Works Administration Monroe County Arkansas Arkansas Humanities Council Monroe County Courthouse Mississippi County Arkansas Edgar Monsanto Queeny free teacher resources Montgomery County Courthouse Stearns/Gehring Chapel Cemetery Main Street Searcy Gothic Revival architecture Tudor Revival Architecture Arkansas History Lesson Plans most endangered historic places Louisiana Main Street program Roe Arkansas Houston Methodist Episcopal Church South Camden to Washington Road Ouachita County Arkansas Miller County historic resort communities Tolbert Gill Arkansas Register of Historic Places Monsanto Chemical Corporation County courthouse Restoration Grants Evelyn Gill Walker House Downtown Revitalization Grants Huntsville Commercial Historic District Paris Arkansas "Let Freedom Ring" Travel Grants Camden Public Library U.S. Forest Service Mosaic Templars Cultural Center steel window restoration workshop Forrest City Arkansas Pope County Courthouse Three States Lumber Company Sunken Lands Civilian Conservation Corps Arkansas Design Network Leake-Ingham Building Mississippi Main Street Association Destination Downtown Conference Bogg Springs Hotel Old U.S. Post Office and Customs House Pope County Arkansas International-Style Architecture Art Deco Architecture Main Street Arkansas:Real Estate Transfer Tax free history tours

Archive