Fayetteville properties nominated for National Register Of Historic Places

Built in 1964, Fayetteville Fire Station No. 1 is located at 303 W. Center Street, two blocks west of the Fayetteville Square. The building serves as a fully-functioning fire station and is home to the Fayetteville Fire Department’s administrative offices.

Photo: Todd Gill, Flyer staff

Three Fayetteville properties were included among 16 statewide nominees for the National Register of Historic Places this week.

The state review board of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program on Wednesday nominated Fayetteville Fire Station No. 1 on Center Street, former Fayetteville Fire Station No. 3 at Drake Field, and the David and Mary Margaret Durst House on Fairview Drive.

Two other Washington County properties were part of the recommended list, including the historic section of the Prairie Grove Cemetery at U.S. 62 and Parker Street in Prairie Grove, and the Prairie Grove Airlight outdoor telephone booth at U.S. 62 and Kate Smith Street.

Other properties nominated to the National Register are Esso Standard Oil Service Station at Little Rock in Pulaski County; Kocourek and Son Hardware at Hazen in Prairie County; West Church Street Historic District and Moose Addition Neighborhood Boundary Increase at Morrilton in Conway County; Dr. John Grace House and Hospital at Belleville in Yell County; Tyronza Methodist Episcopal Church South at Tyronza in Poinsett County; First Lutheran Church at Hot Springs in Garland County; Vest Cemetery near Boswell in Izard County; Billings-Cole House at Malvern in Hot Spring County; and Wilson High School Gymnasium and Wilson Community Club House at Wilson in Mississippi County.

The board also listed the Old Kia Kima Camp at Cherokee Village in Sharp County on the Arkansas Register of Historic Places. The Arkansas Register recognizes historically noteworthy places that are not eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program is the Department of Arkansas Heritage agency that identifies, evaluates, registers and preserves the state’s cultural resources. For more information on the National Register of Historic Places program, visit arkansaspreservation.org.