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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Architecture lecture on Hillcrest tonight

Posted By on Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 12:08 PM


Rachel Silva, Tommy Jameson
and James McKenzie will hold a panel discussion tonight for the Architecture and Design Network, “Highlighting Hillcrest: History, Architecture and a Sense of Community.” The reception is at 5:30 p.m. and discussion at  6 p.m. in the lecture hall.

As all who live in Hillcrest know by heart: 

In 1891 two young Michigan attorneys purchased 800 acres of land northwest of the city of Little Rock. Within a year, ten blocks were platted on a section of that acreage by the Pulaski Heights Land Company. Other suburban developments, including Hillcrest, followed. A diversity of housing styles prevailed in those turn-of the-century neighborhoods. A generous sampling of the area’s homes, including Colonial Revival and Craftsman style dwellings as well as vernacular “pyramid cottages”, survive. Hillcrest’s historic housing stock includes a variety of architecturally significant structures, built between 1893-1940. All are part of the Historic Hillcrest District, an area of the city listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Silva is preservation outreach coordinator for the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, Jameson is an architect and McKenzie is director of Metroplan. 

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