LITTLE ROCK—The State Review Board of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program nominated 10 Arkansas properties in seven counties—including the Jewel Bain House #4 at Pine Bluff in Jefferson County—to the National Register of Historic Places when it met August 2.


The 1965 Jewel Bain House No. 4 is located at 27 Longmeadow.


“The Bain House is not only significant for its associations with the limited role that women had in architecture in Arkansas, but also as an unusual example of Japanese influence in the state’s architecture,” according to the National Register nomination. “The Bain House shows hallmark characteristics of the Japanese influence, most notably with the striking blue tile roof that was imported from Japan. Even the small outbuilding, which is designed to look like a teahouse, shows the Japanese influence in the property’s design.”


Other properties nominated to the National Register are Darragh Building and Governor’s Mansion Historic District Boundary Expansion at Little Rock, Dr. Charles H. Kennedy House in North Little Rock and West-Blazer House near Jacksonville in Pulaski County; Scull Historic District at Conway in Faulkner County; Arkansas Research Test Station near Caddo Gap in Montgomery County; Johnson-Portis House at West Memphis in Crittenden County, Memorial Stadium at El Dorado in Union County and Pernot House at Van Buren in Crawford County.


The board also listed the Bush House at Hot Springs in Garland County, Linwood Cemetery at Paragould in Greene County, and the YWCA Building and American Legion Building-TAC House at El Dorado in Union County on the Arkansas Register of Historic Places. The Arkansas Register recognizes historically significant properties that do not meet National Register requirements.


For more information on the National Register of Historic Places program, write the AHPP at 1100 North St., Little Rock, AR 72201, call the agency at (501) 324-9880, send e-mail to info@arkansaspreservation.org or visit www.arkansaspreservation.org.