FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 24, 2019
Contact: Andrew Garner
City Planning Director
Meadow Spring District Added to the National Register of Historic Places
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark — Fayetteville’s Meadow Spring district has recently been added to the US Department of the Interior’s National Register of Historic Places. Comprising 76 residential buildings and eight commercial buildings, the district is located between West Dickson Street and West Mountain Street, roughly bounded by West Avenue to the west and Church Avenue to the east. The Meadow Spring district developed and evolved into what it is today between 1870 and 1955 and represents the growth and development of one of Fayetteville’s earliest residential areas.
The original architectural design and workmanship for the majority of buildings within the district remain readily identifiable and unchanged. Many structures retain their original architectural ornamentation, floor plan and façade composition. The district includes examples of a range of architectural styles spanning almost 100 years, from 1870 to 1955. These styles include modest interpretations of Gothic Revival, Queen Anne, Colonial and Classic Revival; and Mission and Tudor Revival. Eighteen homes within the historic district are categorized as Craftsman or Prairie Style.
The nomination submitted to the National Register of Historic Places states: “As a whole, the Meadow Spring Historic District retains significant historical associations, and its architecture continues to evoke a strong sense of the past as the original residential section of the city of Fayetteville that evolved from 1870 until 1955.”
In addition to the prestige of inclusion on the list, National Register properties enjoy a number of other potential benefits:
- National Register properties may be eligible for a 20 percent investment tax credit if they are rehabilitated for income-producing purposes. National Register properties owned by non-profits or local governments are also eligible to apply for grant funding.
- Owners of National Register properties may be able to make charitable contributions of partial interest in their sites or structures, which can result in a sizeable tax deduction.
You may explore all of the Fayetteville’s Historic Districts and sites via the City’s interactive Historic Sites story map, available at https://maps.fayetteville-ar.gov/HistoricSites/.