Sandwiching in History to Visit Pulaski County Courthouse

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program - Friday, October 20, 2017

LITTLE ROCK–The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program’s next “Sandwiching in History” tour will visit the Pulaski County Courthouse at 401 West Markham Street at Little Rock beginning at noon on Friday, November 3.

The Pulaski County Courthouse incorporates two distinct buildings: a Romanesque Revival completed in 1889 and a Beaux Arts structure completed in 1914. The 1889 building was the first permanent courthouse in the county and was meant to demonstrate Arkansas’s growing prominence. In the 1914 courthouse, twelve statues representing different segments of Arkansas life such as agriculture, machinery, justice, and art stand in the large central hall. The statues, along with cartouches along the balustrade near the roofline, were designed by an Italian sculptor named Giusto Liva and his sons, Paul and John. The Pulaski County Courthouse was added to the National Register on October 18, 1979.

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. The American Institute of Architects offers one HSW continuing education learning unit credit for members who attend a “Sandwiching in History” tour.

The final 2017 “Sandwiching in History” tours will be held December 1 at Little Rock City Hall at 500 West Markham Street.

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, send an e-mail message to [email protected], or visit

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, the Historic Arkansas Museum and the Arkansas State Archives.

Recent Posts


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