AHPP Awards Nearly $3 Million in Historic Preservation Grants

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program - Thursday, June 28, 2018

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, a division of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, has awarded $2,963,781 in grants for projects in 58 Arkansas counties through its County Courthouse Restoration Grant, Historic Preservation Restoration Grant and Main Street Downtown Revitalization Grant programs.

DAH Director Stacy Hurst said, “These grants help protect our state’s historic resources, encouraging community revitalization, civic pride and quality of life. We are proud to partner with these entities and protect the best of authentic Arkansas.”

Twenty-four counties shared $1,755,986 in County Courthouse Restoration Grants, which are financed through Real Estate Transfer Tax funds distributed by the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council for rehabilitation of historic county courthouses across Arkansas. Funding requests totaled $6,912,992.

Counties receiving courthouse grants were Arkansas, $5,280; Boone, $56,510; Bradley, $36,000; Cleburne, $40,000; Cleveland, $29,500; Crittenden, $20,000; Dallas, $47,500; Desha, $235,430; Hot Spring, $100,000; Independence, $54,600; Johnson, $37,510; Lafayette, $40,000; Lawrence, $215,730; Lee, $100,000; Lincoln, $66,498; Little River, $127,000; Madison, $57,153; Monroe, $16,577; Montgomery, $24,000; Pike, $82,500; Prairie, $74,269; Stone, $111,929; Van Buren, $102,000, and Washington, $76,000.

Twenty-nine projects shared $874,795 in Historic Preservation Restoration Grants (HPRG), which distribute funds raised through the Real Estate Transfer Tax to rehabilitate buildings listed on the Arkansas or National Registers of Historic Places and owned by local governments or not-for-profit organizations. Grant requests totaled $2,279,416.

HPRG recipients, the amount of their grants, and the properties to be restored, were Bradley County Historical Museum, $10,540 for roof and siding restoration at the John Martin House in Warren;City of Arkadelphia, $19,333 for roof restoration at the Missouri-Pacific Depot; City of Eureka Springs, $9,999 for documentation and restoration work at the Eureka Springs Cemetery; City of Highfill, $20,000 for roof restoration at the Highfill Community Center; City of Little Rock, $63,333 for roof and masonry restoration at the Oakland and Fraternal Cemetery Mausoleum; City of Nashville, $10,000 for restoration work at the American Legion Building; City of Osceola, $39,757 structural frame restoration at the Coston Building; City of Paris, $10,000 for HVAC and electrical upgrades at the American Legion Hut; City of Paragould, $20,000 for roof restoration at the Linwood Mausoleum; City of Rogers, $16,667 for window restoration at the Victory Theater; City of Stephens, $67,000 for wood-deck restoration on the Arkansas Highway 57 Bridge; City of Warren, $50,000 for HVAC and to make the former Warren and Ouachita Railway Station accessible to all; Drew County Historical Society and Museum, $94,265 for roof restoration at the Garvin Cavaness House in Monticello; Fort Smith Museum of History, $18,000 for masonry restoration at the Atkinson-Williams Warehouse that houses the museum; Garland County, $79,333 for roof restoration at the former National Guard Armory; Huntsville School District, $19,667 for moisture control and restoration work at the St. Paul School in St. Paul; Little River County Training School Alumni Association, $20,000 for an accessible bathroom at the Home Economics Building near Ashdown; Mount Salem School/Church, $10,000 for roof and front entrance restoration at the school near Paris; Nevada County Industrial Development and Charitable Foundation, $8,985 for monument conservation and vegetation control at the Moscow Cemetery near Prescott; People Helping Others Excel by Example (P.H.O.E.B.E), $30,964 for structural repair at the John L. Webb House in Hot Springs; Perry County Historical Museum, $12,000 for window and door restoration at the former American Legion Hut; Prairie County, $36,371 for window restoration at the former First Presbyterian Church in Des Arc; Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, $19,435 for a condition assessment of the Fitzgerald Station and Homestead in Springdale; Singleton Cemetery Association, $4,000 for restoration work at the Singleton Cemetery in Charleston; St. John’s Episcopal Church, $50,221 for restoration work at the church in Fort Smith; St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, $51,678 for basement, window and roof restoration at the church in Batesville; Trumann Community House, $10,000 for an accessible bathroom at the Poinsett Community Club in Trumann; Valley Springs School District, $41,712 for window restoration and other work at the Ole Main Building, and Women’s Literary Club of Van Buren, $31,553 for restoration work at the former First Presbyterian Church.

Twenty-one Main Street Arkansas programs shared $315,000 in Downtown Revitalization Grants, which are funded through the state Real Estate Transfer Tax and are available to accredited Main Street programs for building rehabilitations, parks, streetscape improvements and other design-related projects that will have major long-term impacts in the local Main Street area.

Main Street programs in Batesville, Blytheville, Dumas, El Dorado, Eureka Springs, Helena-West Helena, Osceola, Ozark, Paragould, Rogers, Russellville, Searcy, Siloam Springs, Texarkana, West Memphis, the Conway Downtown Partnership, Downtown Little Rock Partnership, Downtown Jonesboro Association, Southside Main Street Project, Pine Bluff Downtown Development and the Argenta Downtown Council in North Little Rock each received $15,000 grants through the program.

An additional $18,000 in Downtown Revitalization Grants was awarded to cities involved in Main Street’s Arkansas Downtown Network. Grants of $1,000 each were awarded to the programs in Arkadelphia, Clarksville, Forrest City, Fort Smith, Hardy, Heber Springs, Hope, Malvern, Mena, Monticello, Morrilton, Newport, Paris, Pocahontas, Prairie Grove, Rector, Warren and Wynne.

For more information on the AHPP’s grant programs, write the agency at 1100 North Street, Little Rock, AR 72201, call the agency at (501) 324-9880, send e-mail to [email protected] or visit

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program is the division of the Department of Arkansas Heritage responsible for identifying, evaluating, registering and preserving the state’s cultural resources. Other divisions 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.

Recent Posts


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