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Five Arkansas properties added to National Register of Historic Places



Little Rock, Arkansas – The National Park Service added five properties to the National Register of Historic Places, it was announced on Friday.

The properties were added in earlier September.

The National Register participates in a national initiative that was made possible by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 and attempts to organize and promote both public and private efforts to locate, assess, and save America’s historical and archaeological resources.

The Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage, and Tourism’s secretary, Stacy Hurst, expressed her happiness that these assets have been included on the National Register. This designation will help them gain attention on a national level and will encourage people and groups working to protect them for future generations.

Properties added to the list are:

• Standard Oil Company Oil Station Garage Building, 202 West Vine Street, Paragould, Greene County
• Jonesboro, Lake City and Eastern Railroad Steam Locomotive #34 and Associated Rolling Stock, Southwest of Jct. of AR-158 and Park Avenue, Victoria, Mississippi County
• Standard Oil Company Oil Station Pumphouse, 505 East Washington Street, Camden, Ouachita County
• Leslie and Anamiece Carmichael House, 712 Randall Drive, Searcy, White County
• Department of Labor Employment Security Division Office, 501 West Arch Avenue, Searcy, White County

The National Register of Historic Places is administered by NPS, and it now serves as the official directory of all historic buildings in the country.

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, a division of the Division of Arkansas Heritage, oversees the state’s National Register.

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