December 3rd – Gibb-Altheimer House (Second Gibb House) Arch Street, Little Rock; Sandwiching in History Tours will continue to be virtual this year with a line up of unique sites from around our state. These tours premiere on Facebook the first Friday* of each month at noon and are archived on our YouTube channel.
*Dates can vary so please see calendar for specific information.
This house, with an impressive front porch designed as an elaborate portico topped by a triangular pediment, was designed by local architect Frank W. Gibb to serve as his own home. Completed in 1906, the house’s design was similar to the Arkansas Building, also designed by Gibb, for the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis. Gibb and his wife, Mary Newton Gibb, a prominent local suffragette, would live in the home until 1911, when the home was sold to Maurice Altheimer, a prominent local financier, merchant, planter, and member of the influential Altheimer family of Jefferson County, Arkansas. Today, the house continues to be a private, single-family home.