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Z Motel

Z Motel

The fate of the Z Motel, on Interstate 3o in Little Rock, ended with excitement. What was once a relatively unobtrusive little motel between Little Rock and Alexander became the site of a three hour...

Finton Shaw Sculpture Garden

Finton Shaw Sculpture Garden

When I sought for the sculpture garden one Sunday afternoon, it was warm for the week, after storms had raged through Arkansas and brought in a bit of weather. I expected it to be a bit hidden, but...

Little Rock Job Corps Center

Little Rock Job Corps Center

This empty eight story building looms along the side of I30: it is the former Little Rock Job Corps center. The building has been a crumbling reminder of waste, with a history of break-ins, theft and...

William E. Woodruff House

William E. Woodruff House

The Woodruff House (added to the National Register of Historic Places on March, 21, 1989) is significant for its association with William E. Woodruff, founder and longtime editor of the Arkansas...

Gillam Park Pool

Gillam Park Pool

The purchase of Gillam Park was authorized by Mayor Horace A. Knowlton and the Little Rock City Council at a meeting on November 22, 1934, with the approval and support of the Little Rock Chamber of...

Parsley's Grocery & Station

Parsley’s Grocery & Station

Parsley’s Grocery and Station was a family run Grocery store and Gas station that ran from about the 20’s to the early 80’s. This local station was a subsidiary of Texaco Gas. The...

Macks' Cotton Gin

Macks’ Cotton Gin

In an area called the “Oil Trough Bottoms”, halfway between Newport and Oil Trough on Highway 14, stands the remnants of Macks’ Cotton Gin.  The gin was built in 1909 by...

Conway Roller Rink

Conway Roller Rink

In 1973, Conway Roller Rink was built as a part of an expansion in the city of Conway’s recreational areas. Built in tandem with the 12 lane expansion of the Conway Bowling Alley, the Roller...

West Side Junior High School

West Side Junior High School

The historical West Side Junior High School in Little Rock was vacant for nearly twenty years where it was stripped and destroyed almost entirely by vagrants and vandals. For a moment, it seemed as...

Ray Winder Field

Ray Winder Field

Construction The ballpark was constructed during 1931, as a new home field for the Little Rock Travelers, later to become the Arkansas Travelers, minor league baseball team. The Travelers vacated...

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