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McBride General Store

McBride General Store

I have driven through Havana more times than I can count. It was just another town on my journey home until it wasn’t. The town of Havana was founded in 1903. It currently has a population of 357...

Savage Theater

Savage Theater

My friend and I had begged her mom to take us to the theater. We did not know what movie was playing, nor did we care; we were bored, and choices of activities were limited. Her mom dropped us off...

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Army Navy Hospital

Army and Navy General Hospital Allegedly the vision for the Army and Navy General Hospital came in 1882 at a dinner party in the Palace Bathhouse when Senator John Logan had deemed Hot Springs as the...

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Huntington Jail

The City of Huntington announced on May 31, 1888, that sealed bids for a calaboose that would be 14×18 feet and a 12-inch partition. Vernacular cut stone was used for the construction and while...

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Hartman Jail

Not much is known about the Hartman Jail, it is a small, single-cell built of rock. Preserved beautifully, with its history undocumented, it is one of the most perfect examples of why we take the...

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Cottage Court Historic District

Decades ago, at the dawn of the twentieth century, travelers from Little Rock (Pulaski County) and other cities to the north of Hot Springs became very familiar with Park Avenue as a crucial part of...

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The Majestic Hotel

The Majestic property was originally the site of the Hiram Whittington House in 1870. The Avenue Hotel was the first name given to the hotel, built in 1882, featuring an electric dining room and gas...

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Magazine Jail

By 1934, the citizens of Magazine, Arkansas had decided upon the need for a jail structure. Most towns across the midwest had already had these tiny one-cell jails at this point. The jail was made of...

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Thompson Building

The Thompson Building, one of Hot Spring’s most recognizable landmarks, was built in 1913 and originally housed medical offices. These were converted into a hotel in the 1940’s. The building features...

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