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Conway apartments to be considered for National Register

Lasley’s College Apartments in Conway is on the list of properties to be considered by the State Review Board of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places.

The apartments on Bruce Street were built in 1947 and bought that year by Jewell Lasley.

The courtyard complex has 16 apartments and was built to provide housing for students at then Arkansas State Teachers College.

The property was nominated by the Conway Historic District Commission.

The review board will meet at 10 a.m. April 6 at Keo United Methodist Church.

According to AHPP Director Frances McSwain, other properties to be considered are:

‒ Missouri Pacific Caboose No. 928 at Bald Knob in White County.

‒ Keo Commercial Historic District at Keo in Lonoke County.

‒ Mathis-Hyde House at Augusta in Woodruff County.

‒ Wingmead near Roe in Prairie County.

‒ Arkadelphia Commercial Historic District at Arkadelphia in Clark County.

‒ Saline Cemetery at Allis in Drew County.

‒ East Hamilton Avenue Historic District at Wynne in Cross County.

‒ William P. and Rosa Lee Martin Farm near Marshall in Searcy County.

‒ Bethel Cemetery at Denton in Lawrence County.

‒ Booneville Methodist Episcopal Church South at Booneville in Logan County.

‒ Greenwood Gymnasium at Greenwood in Sebastian County.

The board also will consider the Charlotte School Building at Charlotte in Independence County for listing on the Arkansas Register of Historic Places. The Arkansas Register recognizes historically significant properties that do not meet the requirements of National Register listing.

For more information on the National Register of Historic Places program, write the AHPP at 1500 Tower Building, 323 Center St., Little Rock, Ark., 72201, call the agency at (501) 324-9880 (TDD 501-324-9811), send e-mail to info@arkansaspreservation.org or visit the AHPP’s Internet web site at www.arkansaspreservation.org.

(Staff writer Becky Harris can be reached at 505-1234 or becky.harris@thecabin.net.)

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