The State Review Board of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program will consider eight Arkansas properties – including the Heagler House and Duffy House at North Little Rock in Pulaski County – for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places when it meets at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 6, in Room 170 at 323 Center Street in Little Rock, AHPP Director Frances McSwain announced on Wednesday.
The Heagler House at 904 Skyline is a one-story, brick-veneered structure built in 1929 and designed in the English Revival style of architecture.
“The English Revival cottage style influence is strongly depicted in the design of the Heagler House with its dark red brick clad walls and steep front-facing gables with pseudo half-timbering,” according to the National Register nomination. “The most distinctive characteristic of the Heagler House is the rustic effect of rough brick edges protruding randomly through the brick walls.”
The Duffy House at 124 East A Street was built in 1929 and reflects the Spanish Revival style of architecture.
“Constructed in 1929 by Park Hill developer Justin Matthews as part of his upscale ‘Edgemont in Park Hill’ section of North Little Rock’s first suburb, the Duffy House is an excellent example of the Spanish Colonial Revival style,” the National Register nomination says. “The history of the house, which did not sell for several years after its construction, is illustrative of the devastating effect of the Great Depression in the development of ‘Edgemont in Park Hill’.”
Other properties to be considered for National Register nomination are Sid Hutcheson Building at Norfork in Baxter County, Redfield School Historic District at Redfield in Jefferson County Carnahan House at Pine Bluff in Jefferson County U.S. 64 Horsehead Creek Bridge at Hartman in Johnson County, Harold Adams Office Building at Fort Smith in Sebastian County and Beaver Spring at Beaver in Carroll County.
The board also will consider the Palace Theater at Benton in Saline County, Redbug Field at Fordyce in Dallas County, and Langley Gymnasium at Langley in Pike County for listing on the Arkansas Register of Historic Places. The Arkansas Register recognizes historically noteworthy places that are not eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.
For more information on the National Register of Historic Places program, call the agency at 324-9880.