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Old Pictures and Postcards of Arkansas

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I'll start with a few of Little Rock. All of the buildings shown are still standing...

Markham, looking West from Main St...

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Looking East from the State Capitol...

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The Old Train Station

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Argenta High School (now Argenta Elementary in NLR)...

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Post Office, now oldest remaining portion of LR Federal Building which takes up 3 blocks...

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Albert Pike Hotel

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Pulaski County Courthouse

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Immanuel Baptist Church (Clinton's church, recently moved to West LR and buildings are part of Arkansas Children's Hospital campus)

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It's understated the...

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Arsenal Building...

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A few more, still standing unless specified...

The Broadway Bridge

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Donaghey Building, a planned mixed conversion project now housing the Ark Dept of Human Svcs

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The Hotel Marion, imploded when I was kid, now the site of the Peabody

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The Capital Hotel

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Officer's Quarters at Ft Roots, my cousin now lives in one of these homes largely from the 1890s...

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Arkansas Bankruptcy Court

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Rock Island Railway Station (now part of Clinton Library Complex)

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Albert Pike Masonic Lodge

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Albert Pike Mansion (now Museum of Decorative Arts)

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Boyle Building

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Old Statehouse

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Whatever happened to the Albert Pike Hotel? Was it destroyed like the MArion and the Grady Manning?

No it's still there and it looks little different. It's mostly a retirement home now, there's a restaurant on the ground floor.

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I don't think I saw it on my trip into Little Rock, but isn't the old train station still around? I had gotten the impression it was being used for something.

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I don't think I saw it on my trip into Little Rock, but isn't the old train station still around? I had gotten the impression it was being used for something.

Mostly offices, there has been talk about converting it to mixed use again for some time. There are some businesses on the ground floor and there was a bar there called Slick Willy's for a long time.

You can get a great view of it from Cantrell on the other side over by Dillard's HQs and the Episcopal High School.

As it appears now...

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Great Pics (and idea for a thread)!!! When I find some more time (probably tommorow or this weekend) I'll post a lot of my own old pics and postcards. They are from a couple of cities - LR, Fort Smith, Texarkana, and Hot Springs.

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All right, as promised, here are some of the old pics and postcards I've found over the years.

These first few are of Fort Smith.

This is the 1st National Bank in Fort Smith

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The Goldman Hotel in FS

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Here's some Hot Springs

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And one of Texarkana's Hotel McCartney (on the Texas side).

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And now some Little Rock

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This is City Hall (the dome is no longer on the building)

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Down Main Street

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The Lafayette Hotel

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The Marion Hotel

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Here's Downtown in 1871

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And here it is in 1887

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And here's the original design for the Capitol Building

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Now for some pictures

City Hall

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From the Free Bridge (Main Street Bridge)

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Hotel Marion

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Two from Main Street in 1905

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The Capital Hotel

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The Post Office

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Here is 2 Panos from 1910

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1916

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1919

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Wow, that's some collection. :D Is the Park Hotel still around in Hot Springs. I can't recall seeing it when I was there earlier this year. And I think I recognize the City Hall in Little Rock now. What happened to the dome?

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Wow, that's some collection. :D Is the Park Hotel still around in Hot Springs. I can't recall seeing it when I was there earlier this year. And I think I recognize the City Hall in Little Rock now. What happened to the dome?

I'm not sure, but I think the Park Hotel is still there.

Don't know what happened to the dome on City Hall.

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I'm not sure, but I think the Park Hotel is still there.

Don't know what happened to the dome on City Hall.

The Park Hotel is still there.

The dome wasn't architecturally sound and it would be expensive to replace so it was removed sometime well before I was born. Along the same lines, the clock tower on the Pulaski Co courthouse was lowered considerably for the same reason.

Terrific pictures, BTW.

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Wow, really interesting!

I'm surprised at how busy Little Rock looks in 1910.

Yes, the park hotel is still there. It's down the little valley road by Arlington (I believe). I passed by there a few months ago....I think they're remodeling it.

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Wow, really interesting!

I'm surprised at how busy Little Rock looks in 1910.

Yes, the park hotel is still there. It's down the little valley road by Arlington (I believe). I passed by there a few months ago....I think they're remodeling it.

It's amazing how similar Hot Springs looks today compared with that post card, and I think that's a very GOOD thing.

I found a postcard of the old bridge across Hamilton that was torn down a few years ago and replaced with a 4-lane bridge. We had a condo on Long Island right by it and I remember when they demolished the old one. Great fishing spot where the debris from the old bridge is now.

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It's amazing how similar Hot Springs looks today compared with that post card, and I think that's a very GOOD thing.

I found a postcard of the old bridge across Hamilton that was torn down a few years ago and replaced with a 4-lane bridge. We had a condo on Long Island right by it and I remember when they demolished the old one. Great fishing spot where the debris from the old bridge is now.

Ah, long island. I have a friend with a condo there.

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