Recently , the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas announced the 2013 list of Arkansasís Most Endangered Places at a press conference held at the William E. Woodruff House in Little Rock.
The Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansasís 2013 list of Arkansasís Endangered Places is comprised of two antebellum houses, a neighborhood school, a grand orphanage with pastoral grounds, a service station shaped like an oil can, a turn of the century commercial building that housed an opera house and two Mid-Century Modern gems.
Named to the list were:
Hantz & Durst Houses
built 1950 & 1951, Fayetteville, Washington County
built 1861, Augusta, Woodruff County
built c. 1858, Des Arc, Prairie County
Park Hill Elementary School
built 1924, 3801 JFK Boulevard, North Little Rock, Pulaski County
Roundtop Filling Station (Happyís Service Station)
built 1936, Sherwood, Pulaski County
St. Joseph Home
built 1910, North Little Rock, Pulaski County
Wynne Opera House
built c. 1900, Wynne, Cross County
About the Most Endangered Places Program
Every year, many historic properties across the state of Arkansas are threatened by demolition, neglect, lack of resources or knowledge of their importance. Each of the endangered resources holds a special place in our collective memory and helps to define who we are as a people, a culture, and a State. Once these unique places are gone, they are gone forever
The Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas has maintained a Most Endangered Places List since 1999.