Join the QQA for our annual members only reception at the historic Redding House. Memberships are available at the door, or you can buy or renew a membership for as little as $35.00 at https://www.quapaw.com/pages/join-us/. Food, wine, and beer will be available. Please RSVP by January 22.
If you reserve a spot at this event and you are not a current member, membership purchase will be required at the door.
The Redding House was constructed in 1902 by an unknown investor to market as a rental home. It is uniquely ornate for a rental home, with Colonial Revival details and intricate interior woodwork. The first tenant was Sid B. Redding. Redding served as the Clerk for the U.S. Eastern District Court as well as a life insurance salesman. Redding lived in the home with his wife and children as well as the occasional additional tenant until 1910. The home changed hands several times over the next few years, and people from several different backgrounds including a dentist, a building contractor, and the Dean of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral lived in the home. In 1937, the home sold to Edward F. Baxter, who remained in the home until his death in 1957. Through the next decades the house had many owners that made efforts to open bed and breakfasts in the home as well as restoration efforts to bring it back to its original glory. It was not until Constance and Charles Manning purchased the home that significant efforts were made to rehabilitate it. Much of the original woodwork was maintained due to their efforts. In May 2016, after being elected Chief Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court, Justice Dan Kemp and his wife, Susan Kemp, purchased the home from the owners at the time, the Lorbachs. Working with Toni Johnson of Johnson Consulting, they have undertaken additional rehabilitation to enhance the home’s stately, yet very comfortable, living spaces.
January 23, 2020
1716 S. Gaines Street
Little Rock, AR 72206
E-mail [email protected] or call Shelle Stormoe at 501-371-0075 ext. 3.