Old Easter Seals building at last coming down | Arkansas Blog

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Old Easter Seals building at last coming down

Posted By on Tue, May 9, 2017 at 7:08 AM

click to enlarge ALMOST GONE:  The old Easter Seals facility on Lee Avenue. - FILE PHOTO
  • File photo
  • ALMOST GONE: The old Easter Seals facility on Lee Avenue.
Neighbors tell me they expect demolition of the former Easter Seals building at the eastern end of Lee Avenue in Hillcrest to be completed this week. The building, on property owned by the state schools for the blind and deaf, has been vacant for five years, an eyesore and nuisance to neighbors.

State aid finally came together to get the land cleared. No immediate plans exist for its use except green space. A deep ravine separates the land from other school property.

Here's a story with some of the background. It was marked by occasional controversy over use of the property after Easter Seals opened a new headquarters in western Little Rock.

Tags: ,

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Ex-Hog Darrell Walker spotlighted for collection of work by black artists

    Former Razorback basketball player Darrell Walker and his art collection get a mention in today's New York Times in an article about the rising profiles and prices of black artists.
    • Nov 29, 2015
  • Campus gun bill clears committee

    The so-called compromise amendment that will allow anyone 25 or older with a training certificate carry a concealed weapon on public college campuses was approved in a Senate committee this afternoon.
    • Feb 21, 2017
  • Super Bowl line

    Over to you.
    • Feb 7, 2016

Most Shared

  • So much for a school settlement in Pulaski County

    The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's Cynthia Howell got the scoop on what appears to be coming upheaval in the Pulaski County School District along with the likely end of any chance of a speedy resolution of school desegregation issues in Pulaski County.
  • Riverfest calls it quits

    The board of directors of Riverfest, Arkansas's largest and longest running music festival, announced today that the festival will no longer be held. Riverfest celebrated its 40th anniversary in June. A press release blamed competition from other festivals and the rising cost of performers fees for the decision.
  • Football for UA Little Rock

    Andrew Rogerson, the new chancellor at UA Little Rock, has decided to study the cost of starting a major college football team on campus (plus a marching band). Technically, it would be a revival of football, dropped more than 60 years ago when the school was a junior college.
  • Turn to baseball

    When the world threatens to get you down, there is always baseball — an absorbing refuge, an alternate reality entirely unto itself.

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation