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Park Hill Elementary School

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City/County/Congressional District: North Little Rock , Pulaski County ( District 2 )
Location Class: School
Year Built: 1924
Historic Designation: N/A
Status: Restored

The issues that affected the 1924 Park Hill Elementary School in North Little Rock are representative of problems that face many historic schools in Arkansas and nationwide, leading to a disappearance of historic school buildings. Factors such as movement of student population and changing technology and classroom needs often have a detrimental affect on historic buildings. Statewide policies that encourage new construction over rehabilitation of older school buildings make it difficult for school districts to dispose of property, even for reuse for public or community purposes. In 2013, the North Little Rock school district closed Park Hill Elementary and students were transferred to other schools in the district. After sitting for sale for a few years, the building was sold and now houses several businesses.