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The State Review Board of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program nominated nine Arkansas properties to the National Register of Historic Places when it met December 5, AHPP Director Frances McSwain announced today.

       Properties nominated to the National Register are:

* North Little Rock Veterans Administration Hospital Historic District at North Little Rock in Pulaski County, with buildings dating to 1921 to serve a neuropsychiatric facility

* Jewel Bain House #2 at Pine Bluff in Jefferson County, a 1937 Art Moderne building designed by a female builder

* L.A. Black Rice Milling Association Office at DeWitt in Arkansas County, constructed in 1942 for a prominent local businessman

* University of Central Arkansas Historic District at Conway in Faulkner County, featuring eight buildings constructed between 1919 and 1963

* Dolph Camp, Bussey, and Peace Halls Historic District at Magnolia in Columbia County, with three Colonial Revival-style buildings erected between 1949 and 1957

* Park Hill at Paris in Logan County, a 1929-30 Mediterranean Revival-style residence

* Wolf Cemetery at Norfork in Baxter County, with burials dating to 1823

* Old U.S. 71 Ashdown Segment at Ashdown in Little River County, a half-mile stretch of 1934 concrete pavement

* Old U.S. 71 Ogden Segment at Ogden in Little River County, one-half mile of intact 1940 concrete pavement.

       The board also listed the Beard House near Rison in Cleveland County and the Draper Cemetery Site near Wynne in Cross County on the Arkansas Register of Historic Places. The Arkansas Register recognizes historically noteworthy places that are not eligible for recognition for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

       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 info@arkansaspreservation.org or visit the AHPP’s Internet web site at http://www.arkansaspreservation.org.

       The AHPP is the Department of Arkansas Heritage agency that identifies, evaluates, registers and preserves the state’s cultural resources. Other agencies are the Arkansas Arts Council, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the Delta Cultural Center, the Old State House Museum, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission and the Historic Arkansas Museum.