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The Library, The Capitol, and the Historic District

Touring Little Rock


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Friday 18 January 2008

We left Little Rock AFB,
Church that we always see from the highway

Church that we always see from the highway

437515813868826-Bridge_over_..Millington.jpgBridge in North Little Rock

Bridge in North Little Rock


and I took us around downtown Little Rock for a little bit, and took photos of the Clinton Library
100_2782.jpgClinton library

Clinton library

Information on the Clinton Library

Information on the Clinton Library


100_2790.jpgFollowing the Little Rock River Rail Streetcar

Following the Little Rock River Rail Streetcar


and buildings in downtown Little Rock
Taikwondo Emblem: The H.U. Lee gate at Statehouse Convention Center

Taikwondo Emblem: The H.U. Lee gate at Statehouse Convention Center


100_2798.jpgConvention Center

Convention Center

Old State House Museum

Old State House Museum

Joseph Taylor Robinson Memorial Auditorium

Joseph Taylor Robinson Memorial Auditorium

100_2803.jpgCity Hall

City Hall


and the Capitol building.
4696008-Arkansas_Capitol_Little_Rock.jpgApproaching the Capitol

Approaching the Capitol


The Capitol Building stands 230 feet tall featuring a circular central drum tower that is capped with a dome and cupola.
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I took photos as we drove down the street toward it.
4696005-Arkansas_Capitol_Little_Rock.jpgCloser

Closer


The building was built over a century ago as a replica of the US Capitol and has been used in many movies as the US Capitol stand in.
Arkansas Capitol

Arkansas Capitol


The construction started in 1899 with George Mann and ended in 1915 with Cass Gilbert. Located on the grounds are several monuments including monuments to veterans, police, Confederate soldiers, Confederate women and a Confederate war prisoners marker.
Mount Holly Cemetery gate

Mount Holly Cemetery gate


134734553868800-There_was_a_..ittle_Rock.jpgCentral Methodist and St Andrew steeples

Central Methodist and St Andrew steeples


After that we drove around Little Rock history district,
Villa Maree

Villa Maree


Villa Maree was built in the Second Empire architectural style that also boasts Italianate influences. The main feature of the home, the mansard roof, is both eye-catching and breathtaking and is adorned with multi-colored rectangular slates that are intertwined, creating a decorative fish-scale motif.
100_2817.jpgVilla Maree

Villa Maree


Built in 1881 by Angelo Marre (pronounced “marie”), Angelo was elected an alderman and was president of Edison Electric, according to several sources that document such things. The house has had at least two notable occupants: Jeff Davis, a Governor of Arkansas, and Edgar Burton Kinsworthy, a state attorney general and long-serving state senator. The house which is in the Quapaw Quarter was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.
Villa Maree

Villa Maree


The home was used for exterior shots of Sugarbaker & Associates Interior Design on the television series Designing Women.

100_2824.jpgSt Andrew Catholic Church

St Andrew Catholic Church

Emoba’s Haunted Cathedral

Emoba’s Haunted Cathedral


Then we went to the Central High School National Historic Site.

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