Our built environment is a tangible link to our past and our collective history. Walking the streets of our cities can be a lesson in architectural history, if you know where to look. Little Rock boasts the best collection of architectural styles in the state of Arkansas. Mason Toms will review the different architectural styles in Little Rock.
Our built environment is a tangible link to our past and our collective history. Walking the streets of our cities can be a lesson in architectural history, if you know where to look. Due to the its economic and cultural prominence, Little Rock boosts the best collection of architectural styles in the state of Arkansas . Join us as we explore the multitude of different forms that the architecture of the city has taken on over the last 189 years. Learn about what these styles meant to the people that built them and how they related to each other.
Mason Toms is an architectural historian and preservation designer at the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. He works within the Main Street Arkansas program to assist building owners in historic downtowns to preserve their facades and storefronts, while still making them visually appealing to the changing demographics of the areas. Mason also works closely with the National Register and Survey staff to research and survey Mid-Century Modern architecture around Arkansas. To get the word out about the many remarkable Modernist structures in Arkansas to the general public, Mason created and continues to administer the Facebook group Mid-Century Modern Arkansas, which features a different Modernist building in the state every Friday.
When: January 10, 2019
Where: Mixing Room at the Old Paint Factory in the East Village, 1306 East 6th Street, 72202
What Time: 5:30 pm (reception); 6:00 pm (lecture)
RSVP: The event is free and open to the public, but we prefer folks RSVP so we can plan seating and food.
Parking: There is parking directly in front of the doors that are marked “live”, “print”, “meet." If those spots are taken. park in the parking lot to the right. There is also street parking in front of the building.
Entrance: Enter the event space through the door facing 6th Street marked "Meet."
Questions? Call 501-371-0075 ext. 3 or email [email protected]