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 John P. Gill

Recipient of the 2019

Parker Westbrook Award for Lifetime Achievement

Little Rock attorney and historian John Gill has long had a keen interest in the preservation of Arkansas’s history and architecture. Throughout his career, Gill has demonstrated a passion for preservation through his service on the boards of the Little Rock Visitor Information Center Foundation that restored Curran Hall, the USS Hoga Committee for the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum, and Preserve Arkansas, where he was board president in 2010 and spearheaded a large fundraising campaign for the organization’s 30th anniversary. He has authored books about Arkansas’s historic county courthouses, Depression-era post office art, and the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion. Gill has been a strong preservation advocate, working on behalf of the Friends of the Historic White River Bridge at Clarendon in an effort to save and repurpose the bridge.