Tagged: arkansas historic preservation program

Ben Fry’s Death Prompts Flood of Grief, Tributes

by Kyle Massey 3/21/2016 12:00 am

The outpouring was swift and heartfelt after University of Arkansas at Little Rock public radio leader Ben Fry died in his sleep March 10 after almost 30 years of shaping campus stations KUAR and KLRE.

Passport Program Turns Arkansas Residents Into Arkansas Travelers

by Heather Bennett 3/15/2016 12:00 am

Is your family ready to become Arkansas road warriors? Sounds fun, right? The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program (AHPP), an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, is sponsoring a passport program to encourage travelers to visit the super cool Arkansas sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Preservation Awards

by Staff 4/1/2014 12:01 am

The Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas hosted the annual Preservation Awards to honor those in the state who have made a difference in Arkansas' historic preservation landscape. Held at the Clinton Library, this year's ceremony honored Missy McSwain, director of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, with the lifetime achievement award.

Five Arkansas Properties Put on Historic Register

by Luke Jones 2/17/2014 12:00 am

This month the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program named five properties to the National Register of Historic Places.

Helena Museum Undergoing Repairs

by Luke Jones 2/3/2014 12:00 am

The current work involves repairing windows on the portion of the museum that’s housed in an 1891 building that once served as Helena’s library, Director Shane Williams said.

Historic Preservation Programs Keeping Track of New Railroad Infrastructure

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/20/2014 12:00 am

Part of a federal program installing positive train control — wireless communication poles along the country’s passenger and hazardous cargo rail routes — has to stay on track with historic preservation efforts in Arkansas.

Missy McSwain's Passion for Preservation Begins at Home

by Amanda Hoelzeman 1/1/2014 12:00 am

Crawling around the attics of historic buildings and recommending rehab options is just one facet of the job for Frances “Missy” McSwain, director of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program (AHPP). In the same day, she may also discuss historic preservation tax credit projects with federal agency types and speak at press conferences with mayors and high-level officials.

Siloam Springs Gets Downtown Jumpin' Again (Main Street Preservation | Winner, Between 5,000-20,000)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/9/2013 12:00 am

Since 2010, a nonprofit organization called Main Street Siloam Springs, in conjunction with the city and local community leaders, has led a downtown revival. Eight major rehab and restoration projects have pumped an estimated $6.3 million into vacant and under-utilized buildings downtown.

National Register of Historic Places Gains Three Arkansas Properties

by Luke Jones 6/24/2013 12:00 am

Three Arkansas properties, two in Magnolia and one in Fayetteville, have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Tour Little Rock YMCA at 'Sandwiching in History' Today

by Lauren James 6/7/2013 8:00 am

The public will have a chance to enjoy their Friday lunch and explore the historic YMCA in downtown Little Rock during the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program's monthly "Sandwiching in History" event today (June 7)

Tour Capital Hotel at 'Sandwiching in History' Today

by Lauren James 2/1/2013 8:00 am

The public will have a chance to enjoy their Friday lunch and explore the historic Capital Hotel in downtown Little Rock during the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program's monthly "Sandwiching in History" event today (Feb. 1)

Tour Elks Club at 'Sandwiching in History' Friday

by Lauren James 1/3/2013 8:00 am

The public will have a chance to enjoy their Friday lunch and explore the historic B.P.O.E. Elks Club in downtown Little Rock during the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program's monthly "Sandwiching in History" event.

Greg Philips Takes Over Main Street Arkansas Services (Super Mover)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2012 12:00 am

In his new role, Greg Phillips will be responsible for overseeing the services of the Main Street Arkansas program, which helps create economic development in the state’s downtown areas through design, economic restructuring, organization and promotion.

Greg Phillips Named Director of Main Street Arkansas

by Lance Turner 12/12/2012 1:18 pm

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program says Greg Phillips, a 15-year veteran of the Main Street Arkansas downtown development program, has been named the new director of Main Street Arkansas.

'Sandwiching in History Tour' Visits Argenta's Faucette Brothers Bank Building Friday

by Karen Martin 11/1/2012 7:32 am

The Faucette Brothers Bank Building, 405 Main St., North Little Rock, will be the site of a Sandwiching in History tour Friday (Nov. 2).

Big Downtown Thursday Block Party Happening on Capitol Avenue

by Karen Martin 9/13/2012 6:17 am

Big Downtown Thursdays get rolling with a block party featuring music, margaritas, beer and pizza from 5:30-7:30 p.m. today (Sept. 13) on Capitol Avenue from Main to Louisiana streets. Admission is free.

Discover Lafayette Square's Colorful Past at Sandwiching in History Friday

by Karen Martin 8/2/2012 6:46 am

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program will take a look at the past of Lafayette Square, 523 Louisiana St. It's free and is part of the program's Sandwiching in History Tour.

Six Arkansas Properties Named to National Register of Historic Places

by Karen Martin 2/14/2012 5:37 am

Six Arkansas properties -- in Chicot, Perry, Pope, Garland and Sevier counties -- have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Learn How to Weatherize Your Old House at Preservation Conversations Today

by Karen Martin 10/17/2011 6:06 am

Remember last winter? It was cold, which can be miserable if your house is drafty and poorly insulated. Now's the time to learn how to winterize your old house at Preservation Conversations at 5 p.m. today (Oct. 17) at Curran Hall, 615 E. Capitol Ave., Little Rock.

Little Rock's Tower Building and More Listed on National Register of Historic Places

by Karen Martin 10/13/2011 5:08 am

Twelve Arkansas properties, including downtown Little Rock's Tower Building, have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the country’s official list of historically significant properties.