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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.

View Archived Sandwiching in History Tour Scripts


O'Kelley House
O'Kelley House

May 2, 2014 - Columbus Owen O'Kelley House

Columbus Owen O’Kelley House, 413 W. 5th Street, North Little Rock.
Located in the Argenta Historic District, this American Foursquare was built in 1919 by Owen O’Kelley, a timekeeper for the Missouri Pacific Railroad. He and his wife, Grace Pyles O’Kelley, raised nine children in the home. Beginning in the 1930s, Mr. O’Kelley held a series of jobs at Fones Brothers Hardware and Sears, Roebuck & Company. In 1938 most of the O’Kelley family moved to Conway. The property was used as a boarding house until the late 1960s or early ‘70s and deteriorated considerably. Gary and Ann Clements purchased the home in 1995 from Owen O’Kelley’s grandson and began a huge rehabilitation project. In the end, the front porch and most of the home’s interior were entirely rebuilt based on historic photographs and evidence of the original floor plan.


Elias House
Elias House

June 6, 2014 - Barney L. Elias House

Barney L. Elias House, 335 Goshen Avenue, North Little Rock. Located in North Little Rock’s Park Hill Addition, the Art Deco-style Elias House was built in 1949 by contractor Barney Elias, whose construction company built the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion. In 1948 Elias and his Tri-State Construction Company submitted the winning bid of $94,235 for the construction of the Governor’s Mansion, which was completed in 1950. The Governor’s Mansion job proved to be excellent exposure for his company, and Elias built the 5-room Goshen Avenue house for his family at a then-astronomical cost of $16,000. The Elias family occupied the house until 1969, when they moved to Jacksonville, Illinois. Designed in the Art Deco style, the Elias House has a vertical orientation provided by its asymmetrical façade, rusticated brickwork, and raised parapet.

Dickinson House
Dickinson House

July 11, 2014 - George W. Dickinson House

George W. Dickinson House, 515 W. 15th Street, Little Rock. Located in the Governor’s Mansion Historic District, this 1880 home exhibits elements of the Italianate and Colonial Revival styles and was the longtime residence of planter George W. Dickinson.

Old North Little Rock Post Office
Old North Little Rock Post Office

August 1, 2014 - Old North Little Rock Post Office

Old North Little Rock Post Office, 420 Main Street, North Little Rock. Designed in 1931 by the firm of Thompson, Sanders, and Ginocchio in the Colonial Revival style, the North Little Rock Post Office was renovated in 2013-2014 to become the Argenta branch of the Laman Public Library.

Rozelle-Murphy House
Rozelle-Murphy House

September 5, 2014 - Rozelle-Murphy House

Rozelle-Murphy House, 1301 Scott Street, Little Rock. The Queen Anne-style Rozelle-Murphy House was built about 1887 by George F. Rozelle, owner of a brokerage firm, and was later sold to George W. Murphy, who served as Arkansas’s attorney general from 1901 to 1905.

Lane House
Lane House

October 3, 2014 - S. Augustus Lane House

S. Augustus Lane House, 3617 Ridge Road, North Little Rock. Located in the Park Hill Historic District, this house was built in 1925 in the Spanish Revival style for S. Augustus “Gus” Lane, then-general manager of the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for Arkansas.

Roundtop Filling Station
Roundtop Filling Station

November 7, 2014 - Roundtop Filling Station

Roundtop Filling Station, Trammel & Roundtop Road, Sherwood. The uniquely shaped Roundtop Filling Station was constructed in 1936 by North Little Rock developer Justin Matthews and was initially operated by the Pierce Oil Company.

Joseph W. House House
Joseph W. House House

December 5, 2014 - Joseph W. House House

Joseph W. House House, 2126 S. Arch Street, Little Rock. Constructed about 1892 for prominent attorney and state legislator Joseph W. House, this home exhibits characteristics of the Queen Anne and Colonial Revival styles.




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