A Logan County town’s historic commercial core has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the country’s official list of historically significant properties, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program Director Frances McSwain announced today. The newly listed property is known as the “Booneville Commercial Historic District”, featuring buildings dating to 1906.
“Through the years, as railroads, institutions, manufacturers, and businesses came and went, the Booneville community continued to look forward while maintaining a strong sense of its past,” according to the National Register nomination. “Booneville’s downtown commercial district remains an integral and everyday element for the citizens of Booneville as well as an accessible and cohesive display of early 1900 architecture for all visitors and those just passing by.”
For more information on the National Register of Historic Places program, write the AHPP at 1500 Tower Building, 323 Center St., Little Rock, AR 72201, call the agency at (501) 324-9880 [TDD 501-324-9811], send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.arkansaspreservation.org. The AHPP is the Department of Arkansas Heritage agency responsible for identifying, evaluating, registering and preserving the state’s cultural resources. Other agencies are the Arkansas Arts Council, the Delta Cultural Center in Helena, the Old State House Museum, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center and the Historic Arkansas Museum.