2000 List

Donaghey Building

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City/County/Congressional District: Little Rock , Pulaski County ( District 2 )
Location Class: Commercial
Year Built: 1926 | Year Abandoned: N/A
Historic Designation: National Register of Historic Places (2012)
Status: AbandonedEndangered

The Donaghey Building was designed by Little Rock native Hunter McDonnell. It is associated with George W. Donaghey, who served as Arkansas’ governor for two terms. As a contractor, McDonnell built outstanding public buildings, including the 14-story Donaghey Building, the Wallace Building at Markham and Main Streets, and the Walden Building. As governor, Donaghey oversaw the completion of Arkansas’ State Capitol Building. The Donaghey Building was constructed for office space for medical, legal, and other professionals and has been almost fully occupied since its completion in April 1926. As of 2000, the ground floor serves as a retail shop and cafeteria. The other floors are professional offices housing departments of Arkansas state government, private individuals, and small businesses.

UPDATE 2020:

The building is completely empty and currently for sale.