Historic Building Marker Program

 

QQA Cheryl Griffith Nichols Historic Building Marker Program

The Quapaw Quarter Association announced the Cheryl Griffith Nichols Historic Building Marker Program in 2015. Since then, QQA has presented over 30 markers. The markers are aluminum and approximately 14 inches wide by 12 inches high. They display the building name and date of construction. They may be pole-mounted, or attached directly to the building.   

The goals of this program are to recognize historically and architecturally significant buildings located anywhere in the city of Little Rock that have been well-maintained or have undergone exemplary rehabilitation; to bring to the attention of the general public buildings that are unique assets to the Little Rock; and to promote the Quapaw Quarter Association as Little Rock's leading historic preservation organization.  

In 2018, the QQA Board has set aside funds to make the program more affordable for property owners. 

These funds will defray the cost of the markers on a first-come, first-served basis during 2018. While the available funds last, qualifying applicants may purchase the markers for $496 for pole-mounted markers and $296 for wall-mounted markers. This price will last only until the funds set aside to subsidize markers are depleted.  

The markers are aluminum, sized 14 inches wide by 12 inches high. Their design allows them to be attached to the wall of a building or pole-mounted. Each marker includes the building’s historic name and construction date. The markers have a lifetime warranty for materials and finish. 

To be considered for a marker, a building must satisfy five criteria:
1.     Building must be located within the boundaries of the City of Little Rock.
2.    The building must be a contributing structure in a National Register listed historic district, or be individually listed or eligible for individual listing in the National Register of Historic Places, as determined by the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program.
3.    The construction date and ownership history of the building must be documented.
4.    If the building has been rehabilitated (as opposed to maintained), all exterior work must be complete.
5.    Rehabilitation work must generally conform to the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation and Guidelines for Rehabilitation Historic Buildings.

Applications will be accepted from June 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018. The Marker Committee will review the applications in the order in which they are received. Successful applicants will be notified as soon as a building is approved for a marker. Once an application is approved, the property owner and QQA will sign an agreement. When the agreement is executed, and payment received, new markers will be fabricated. The new markers will be presented to the property owners at QQA’s Annual Membership Meeting.


Example of a pole-mounted marker

Quapaw Quarter Association Historic Building Marker Program Application

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(Please attach a copy of the Determination of Eligibility.)
If your home is not listed on the National Register of Historic Places individually or as contributing in a district the AHPP Determination of Eligibility Form is required with your submission.

Please submit at least one current photo that clearly shows the main elevation (front) of the building.  If available, please also submit at least one historic photo.

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(This information is needed in order to establish the correct historic name for the building. Please give the sources used in compiling the information.)

QQA staff and/or the Marker Committee will determine whether the construction date and ownership history provided by the applicant are consistent with sources of information such as the National Register nomination for the building or district and the Butler Center’s Quapaw Quarter Association Records.  Any discrepancies will be discussed with the applicant before a decision on the application is made.  All application materials become the property of the QQA.

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