Most Endangered Places

Press Packet and High Res Photos Available Now!

Arkansas’s Most Endangered Places Program was started in 1999 to raise awareness of the importance of Arkansas’s historic properties and the dangers they face. The list is updated each year to generate discussion and support for saving these places that matter to Arkansas.

The Arkansas’s Most Endangered Historic Places list highlights historically and architecturally significant properties throughout the state that are facing threats such as deterioration, neglect, insufficient funds, insensitive public policy, and inappropriate development. Preserve Arkansas solicited nominations from residents and organizations across Arkansas.
 
Due to ongoing concerns related to COVID-19, we have decided to cancel the traditional press conference announcement. Instead, we will issue a statewide press release on May 1 with links to a full press packet and high-res digital photos. Preserve Arkansas will feature each property on our social media accounts beginning on May 1 and continuing throughout May for Arkansas Heritage Month. 

Press packet available HERE

Link to High Res Photos (opens in Google Photos) available HERE

For a full list of all properties listed on Most Endangered Places, click HERE (will download an Excel file).

Seven to Save and One to Watch: The 2020 List of Arkansas's Most Endangered Places

 

 Name  Description  Photo
Army and Navy General Hospital
Hot Springs
Garland County
A nationally significant military hospital known for treatment of arthritis and polio that will soon revert back to the Department of Defense with no plan for its future use.  
Bank of Carthage
Carthage
Dallas County
A small town bank designed in 1907 by well-known Arkansas architect Charles L. Thompson that is now in an advanced state of deterioration.  
Grapette Building
Camden
Ouachita County
The headquarters and bottling plant of the Grapette Company, makers of one of America’s bestselling soft drinks, that now has structural safety issues.  
Henry Brothers Store
Jacksonville
Pulaski County
A 1925 mercantile and the oldest building in the National Register-listed Jacksonville Commercial Historic District in desperate need of roof repair.  
Old Jail Log Cabin
Lewisville
Lafayette County
A ca. 1830 log cabin built to serve as the county’s first jail that is now in need of emergency repairs to secure its future.  
Old Pocahontas High School/Old Rock Building
Pocahontas
Randolph County
A 1939 building constructed by the NYA and WPA that for many years housed the school auditorium, is now in danger of being demolished to make way for a new school complex.  
Plummer’s Station
Plumerville
Conway County
A ca. 1830 home of Samuel Plummer, namesake of Plumerville, and a witness structure to the Trail of Tears and stop along the Butterfield Overland Mail Route that is now in extremely poor condition.
One to Watch:
War Memorial Golf Course
Little Rock
Pulaski County
The oldest municipal golf course in the capital city that operated until July 2019.

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