Final 2017 Walks Through History Tour to Visit El Dorado

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program - Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program’s final 2017 “Walks Through History” tour will visit downtown El Dorado beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 9.

The business district that grew during the oil boom of the 1920s is anchored by the Union County Courthouse at the corner of Main and Washington Streets. The historic district includes the city blocks surrounding the courthouse, as well as several blocks extending east along Main Street and south along Washington Street. Other notable structures include the Exchange Bank building, which was, at nine stories, the county's first skyscraper, and the eight-story Murphy Oil building. The tour begins at the Union County Courthouse at 101 North Washington Avenue and is co-sponsored by Main Street El Dorado.

In the “Walks Through History” program, which is co-sponsored by the Arkansas Humanities Council, AHPP historians each month provide free guided walking tours of historic structures and districts across Arkansas. Most tours begin at 11 a.m. on Saturdays. The American Institute of Architects offers two HSW continuing education learning unit credits for members who attend a “Walks Through History” tour.

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 Walks Through History program is co-sponsored by the Arkansas Humanities Council, which seeks to promote the understanding, appreciation, and use of the humanities in Arkansas. The humanities include the study of history, literature, ethics, philosophy, language, and the various legal, cultural, religious, and folk traditions – past and present – that define the human condition.

The AHPP is the Department of Arkansas Heritage division 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 Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, the Historic Arkansas Museum and the Arkansas State Archives.

Recent Posts


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