Three Arkansas Properties Listed on National Register of Historic Places

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program - Friday, July 07, 2017

LITTLE ROCK—The Henley-Riley Houses and Rumph Mortuary at El Dorado in Union County and a Clay County commercial building have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the country’s official list of historically significant properties.

The Henley-Riley Houses at 2523 and 2525 Calion Road were built in 1959-61 and designed by noted Arkansas architect E. Fay Jones.

“The Henley-Riley Houses, through the attention to detail and elements of E. Fay Jones’ signature style, are an excellent example of Jones’ work in the mid twentieth-century,” according to the National Register nomination. “The organic elements common to Jones’ designs include low sloping rooflines, use of exterior and interior space and materials to create a sense of connectedness with the outside and a sense of open space. The district contains residences, two objects, and a pavilion designed by Jones.”

The Rumph Mortuary at 312 West Oak Street was built in 1927 and designed in the Gothic Revival style of architecture.

“The Rumph Mortuary exhibits several characteristics of the Gothic Revival style, and represents a rare commercial example of the style,” the National Register nomination says. “For example, the flat roof of the building is sheltered by a castellated parapet. The windows on the front of the building, and in the side chapel, exhibit the Gothic arch shape that was common to the style. In addition, the front entry also exhibits the Gothic arch, and the windows and entrance on the front façade are also highlighted by the cast-concrete detailing that approximates stone.”

The building at 401 Main Street in the Rector Commercial Historic District at Rector in Clay County, built in 1910 also was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

“In the original nomination for the Rector Commercial Historic District, the Building at 401 South Main Street was considered to be non-contributing to the district, due to the fact that the west and north façades were covered in vinyl siding,” according to the National Register nomination. “However, the building should now be considered to be a contributing resource. A recent project using Historic Preservation Restoration Grant funds through the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program renovated the property, which included removing the siding and restoring the building’s original north and west façades. As a result, the building is considered to be a contributing resource in the Rector Commercial Historic District.”

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 Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the Historic Arkansas Museum and the Arkansas State Archives.

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