Sandwiching in History to Visit Pulaski County Courthouse

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program - Friday, October 20, 2017

LITTLE ROCK–The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program’s next “Sandwiching in History” tour will visit the Pulaski County Courthouse at 401 West Markham Street at Little Rock beginning at noon on Friday, November 3.

The Pulaski County Courthouse incorporates two distinct buildings: a Romanesque Revival completed in 1889 and a Beaux Arts structure completed in 1914. The 1889 building was the first permanent courthouse in the county and was meant to demonstrate Arkansas’s growing prominence. In the 1914 courthouse, twelve statues representing different segments of Arkansas life such as agriculture, machinery, justice, and art stand in the large central hall. The statues, along with cartouches along the balustrade near the roofline, were designed by an Italian sculptor named Giusto Liva and his sons, Paul and John. The Pulaski County Courthouse was added to the National Register on October 18, 1979.

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. The American Institute of Architects offers one HSW continuing education learning unit credit for members who attend a “Sandwiching in History” tour.

The final 2017 “Sandwiching in History” tours will be held December 1 at Little Rock City Hall at 500 West Markham Street.

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 AHPP is the Department of Arkansas Heritage agency responsible for identifying, evaluating, registering and preserving the state’s cultural resources. Other agencies 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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