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Property Name University of Central Arkansas Historic District
Reference Number 13000064
State Arkansas
County Faulkner
Town Conway
Street Address 201 Donaghey Avenue, Conway, AR
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 03/13/2013
Areas of Significance EDUCATION, ARCHITECTURE
Link to full file http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/feature/places/pdfs/13000064.pdf
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The University of Central Arkansas Historic District is a collection of eight buildings on the original portion of the campus. The oldest extant building, the Administration Building, constructed in 1919, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places 01-24-11. Six of the buildings were constructed in the 1930s and feature red brick walls trimmed with limestone and classical design elements. The most recent building contained in the district is the W. C. Ferguson Memorial Chapel, constructed in 1963 in a Modernistic design. As a good example of types and styles of architecture, the district is significant under Criterion C. The district is also being nominated under Criterion A for its role in the growth and development of an institution of higher education in Arkansas.

 

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