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Planters National Bank

The Planters National Bank was built in 1920 by a gentleman by the name of William Lane. He was also the president of the bank. Though while the Bank was built in 1920, the charter has existed since...

Donaghey Building

It seems like the idea of skyscrapers downtown is always a good idea. There is lots of room for commercial spaces, it adds to the city skyline and can make for a great view when you go to the top...

Abandoned Arkansas Book

If you have ever driven by a building and wondered what has happened within its walls, you know what drives Abandoned Arkansas. Every day neglected structures are on the verge of being demolished or...

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...

Masonic Home For The Aged

  On the northwest corner of E. Harrison and N. Ash is a six-story brick building that once housed a Masonic Home for the Aged. Construction began in 1926. Thirty-seven residents moved into the...

Paragould Power Plant

This building in downtown Paragould once housed the city’s power station. Evidence within the building indicates the facility was used into the 1980s. Local residents informed us that the...

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The First State National Bank

The State National Bank in Foreman, Arkansas first opened in the mid 40s and had several branches across the state. after World War II, the state national bank also opened up locations in Ashdown and...

Mena Water Treatment Plant

Mena made way for a new plant once the condition of the old water treatment plant was found useless and unsafe. Ward Lake was drying up and becoming harder and harder to maintain. As the building sat...

Hardison Hall

Beginning of a State Park System: The idea and plan for a recreation area on Petit Jean Mountain had its inception in 1907. In April, a party of officers and stockholders of the Fort Smith Lumber...

Fort Chaffee Hospital

FORT SMITH — Fort Smith fire investigators say a blaze that destroyed more than 100 historic buildings at the old Fort Chaffee hospital has been ruled accidental. Fire Marshal Chris Driggers told...

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