Preserve Arkansas Plans Pine Bluff Tour

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program - Thursday, August 09, 2018

Preserve Arkansas, the only statewide nonprofit advocate for the preservation of Arkansas’s historic places, will hold its next “Mid Mod Arkansas” tour in Pine Bluff at 4 p.m. on September 8. The tour series, which seeks to increase appreciation for Arkansas’s unique Mid-Century Modern architecture, will visit the Pierce and Smart houses.

Designed by Little Rock architect Noland Blass in 1952, the Richard and Elsie Pierce House at 29 Longmeadow featured banks of awning windows, decorative brickwork on the façade, and a rear patio with built-in barbeque grill. Whereas the Pierce and Smart houses shared some common design elements, the Smart House, designed in 1964 by Erhart, Eichenbaum, Rauch & Blass, was much larger. Located on a wooded lot near the Pine Bluff Country Club, the Richard and Lynne Smart House at 710 W. 46th Avenue was a 4,700 square foot home with decorative skylights, expansive living areas, and an abundance of over-sized sliding glass doors.


Tickets for the Mid Mod Arkansas tour in Pine Bluff are $30, available at, and include a guided tour of both properties, wine, and light snacks. The tour will begin at 4 p.m. at the Pierce House, 29 Longmeadow in Pine Bluff. Guests will then caravan to the Smart House at 710 W. 46th Avenue in Pine Bluff. The tour should conclude by 6:30 p.m.

Mid Mod Arkansas is an educational program benefiting Preserve Arkansas. Preserve Arkansas works to build stronger communities by reconnecting Arkansans to our heritage and empowering people to save and rehabilitate historic places. For more information, contact Rachel Patton at 501-372-4757, [email protected], or visit

Recent Posts


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