Arkansas Historic Preservation Program Releases Publication on Arkansas Architecture

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program now offers a publication outlining the development of architecture in Arkansas during the mid-twentieth century, AHPP Director Frances McSwain announced today.

“Low, Light and Livable: From Modern to Ranch, 1945-1970,” written by AHPP Special Projects Historian Holly Hope, outlines the transition of residential architecture in Arkansas during the period following World War II, including information on significant residential developments that showcased modern and Ranch-style architecture. The publication is available as a free download on the AHPP website at

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 Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission and the Historic Arkansas Museum.

Source: KASU