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Sandwiching in History to Visit Lamar Porter Athletic Field

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program - Friday, August 24, 2018

LITTLE ROCK–The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program’s next “Sandwiching in History” tour will visit the Lamar Porter Athletic Field at Seventh and Johnson streets in Little Rock at noon on Friday, September 7.

Construction on the field by the federal Works Progress Administration began in fall 1934, and it took 18 months for the complex to reach completion. The total cost of the project was $122,244.53. When the complex was complete, its features included a regulation baseball diamond, a 1,500-seat grandstand complete with club rooms, shower and restrooms and a concession. It was first used by Boys Club teams in 1936 and the first night game was held in August 1941, when Young’s Tire of North Little Rock defeated Craig’s of Little Rock, 3-2. Hall of Fame ballplayer Brooks Robinson played baseball at Lamar Porter Athletic Field when he was a child. The field is owned by the Billy Mitchell Boys and Girls Club.

This is a different location than originally scheduled for the September Sandwiching in History tour. The Matthews-Storey House at 8115 Ascension Road in Little Rock was damaged by storms in mid-July, so the new location was selected.

The “Sandwiching in History” tour series targets Pulaski County structures and sites. The noontime series includes a brief lecture and tour of the subject property. Participants are encouraged to bring their lunches with them. The American Institute of Architects offers one HSW continuing education learning unit credit for members who attend a “Sandwiching in History” tour.

Other 2018 “Sandwiching in History” tours will be October 5, Rock Island Argenta Depot, 1201 East Fourth Street, North Little Rock; November 2, Mary H. Matthews Lustron House, 5021 Maryland Avenue, Little Rock, and December 7, Curran Hall,615 East Capitol Avenue, Little Rock.

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, or send an e-mail message to [email protected], or visit www.arkansaspreservation.org.

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.



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