Fulk-Democrat Building to Be Redone as Apartments

Moses Tucker Real Estate has broken ground on a 14,000-SF apartment and retail project in the Fulk-Democrat Building in downtown Little Rock’s Main Street Creative Corridor.

The $2 million project, anticipated to be completed in spring 2016, consists of eight loft-style apartments with retail on the ground floor, anchored by Raimondo Winery.

"Buildings such as the Fulk-Democrat Building are real treasures for our city," Chris Moses, president of Moses Tucker, said in a news release. "Preserving and renovating them is a joy for Moses Tucker and will bring more people to live and enjoy Main Street’s rebirth."

The Fulk-Democrat Building is not listed on the National Register of Historic Places, but is architecturally significant. The two-story building was constructed in 1916 and designed by well-known architect Charles Louis Thompson and housed The Arkansas Democrat newspaper, known today as the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, until 1930.

Thompson was one of the more prolific architects in Arkansas, having been involved in designing more than 2,000 buildings throughout his career. Some of his best-known works in the state include the Washington County Courthouse in Fayetteville and Little Rock City Hall.

Moses Tucker Real Estate is the project developer, Cromwell Architect will serve as the project architect, Central Construction Group is serving as its general contractor and Arvest Bank will provide financing.