Downtown Little Rock is filled with history at every street corner.
Learn some of that history at the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program's monthly "Sandwiching in History" event today (Feb. 1) as a guided tour will be taken through the historic Capital Hotel, 111 W. Markham St.
From noon to 1 p.m., patrons can eat their sack lunch while listening to a brief lecture about the property before heading on a fascinating tour of the historic building in downtown Little Rock.
The subject of the tour-- the Capital Hotel-- has a long history in Little Rock:
Built in 1873 by businessman William P. Denckla, the Denckla Block, as it was then called, housed several shops on the first floor with offices and gentlemen’s apartments on the top floors. The building featured a distinctive cast-iron façade with a projecting cornice, arched window openings, and engaged columns with Corinthian capitals. In 1877 the Denckla Block was converted into an upscale hotel and quickly became the center of political and social activity in Little Rock. The Capital Hotel has been restored to its original beauty and continues to provide luxury accommodations in the capital city.
The "Sandwiching in History" program is a series of tours the first Friday of every month that familiarizes people who live and work in central Arkansas with the historic buildings and sites in the area. The tours are organized by the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage.
The tour is free and open to the public. Click here for more information or call Rachel Silva at 501-324-9788.