Sandwiching in History Tour Set for Old NLR Fire Station

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program - Friday, February 17, 2017

LITTLE ROCK–The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program’s next “Sandwiching in History” tour will visit the Old Central Fire Station at 506 Main Street in North Little Rock on Friday, March 3, AHPP Interim Director Marian Boyd announced today.

The Old Central Fire Station is a two-story brick building, with a three-bay front facade dominated by a large equipment bay on the ground floor, now enclosed by glass doors. The building, whose construction date is not known, was acquired by the city in 1904, shortly after its incorporation, and initially housed city offices, the jail and the fire station. In 1914 the town offices were moved to North Little Rock City Hall, and in 1923 the building's original two equipment bays were replaced by one. The horse stalls were also removed, as the new equipment was powered by gasoline engines. The building served as the city's main fire station until 1961. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 22, 1977, and currently houses the North Little Rock History Commission.

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.

Other 2017 “Sandwiching in History” tours will be held April 7, Dibrell House, 1400 Spring Street, Little Rock; May 5, Arkansas Ordnance Plant Guard House (Jacksonville Museum of Military History), 100 Veterans Circle, Jacksonville; June 2, Carmelite Convent and Chapel, 7201 W. 33rd Street, Little Rock; July 7, Albert Pike Hotel, 701 Scott Street, Little Rock; August 4, Acme Brick, 301 South Victory Street, Little Rock; September 1, Park Hill Fire Station and Water Company Complex, 3417-3421 Magnolia Street, North Little Rock; October 6, Gustave Kleinschmidt House, 621 East 16th Street, Little Rock; November 3, Pulaski County Courthouse, 401 West Markham Street, Little Rock, and December 1, Little Rock City Hall, 500 West Markham 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 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.

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