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SANDWICHING IN HISTORY SCHEDULE

The "Sandwiching In History" program is a series of tours that seeks to familiarize people who live and work in central Arkansas with the historic structures and sites around us. The tours take place on Fridays at noon, last less than an hour, and participants are encouraged to bring their lunches so that they can eat while listening to a brief lecture about the property and its history before proceeding on a short tour. A representative from the property is encouraged to attend also and address the group.

The tours are organized by the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage. All tours are free and open to the public.

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Dan Stowers Office Building
Dan Stowers Office Building

May 8, 2015 - Dan Stowers Office Building

Dan Stowers Office Building, 1516 W. Third Street, Little Rock. Architect Dan F. Stowers, Sr., designed this Mid-century Modern building in 1960 to house his firm. Somewhat unassuming from Third Street, the Stowers Building was oriented to take advantage of the view to the north and provide natural light for the drafting room. Although the majority of the building’s walls are solid masonry, the northern elevation is composed of a glass curtain wall. This provided the perfect amount of indirect light for the drafting room. Panels of screen block on the building’s eastern side shield an exterior staircase and create an interesting detail.

St. Edward Catholic Church
St. Edward Catholic Church

June 5, 2015 - St. Edward Catholic Church

St. Edward Catholic Church, 801 Sherman Street, Little Rock. In 1883 Bishop Edward Fitzgerald sanctioned the creation of St. Edward parish to accommodate the growing number of German Catholics in Little Rock. The parish, named in honor of the bishop’s patron saint, was first housed in a wood-frame church which faced south on Ninth Street, near the corner of Ninth and Sherman. The cornerstone for the current church was laid in 1901, and the building was dedicated in 1905. The Gothic Revival-style church was designed by Little Rock architect Charles L. Thompson.


North Little Rock City Hall
North Little Rock City Hall

July 10, 2015 - North Little Rock City Hall

North Little Rock City Hall, 300 Main Street, North Little Rock. Built in 1914-1915, the Neoclassical-style North Little Rock City Hall was designed by architect John L. Howard, who briefly worked for George R. Mann before going out on his own. North Little Rock City Hall will celebrate the centennial anniversary of its grand opening in July 2015.

Oak Forest United Methodist Church
Oak Forest United Methodist Church

August 7, 2015 - Oak Forest United Methodist Church

Oak Forest United Methodist Church, 2415 Fair Park Boulevard, Little Rock. Built in 1949, the Oak Forest Methodist Church was designed by Little Rock architect John Parks Almand. The distinctive stone building features elements of the Gothic Revival style as well as a Mission-style parapet and bell tower.




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