December Sandwiching in History: Laman Plaza Gazebo

December Sandwiching in History: Laman Plaza Gazebo
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Arkansas Historic Preservation Program
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Dec 01, 12:00PM
Dec 01, 01:00PM
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2801 Orange St., North Little Rock, Arkansas, US, 72114
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Ashley Sides

Preservation Outreach Coordinator

Join us on December 1 at noon for Sandwiching in History's final tour of 2023! We will visit the Laman Plaza Gazebo, 2801 Orange St. in North Little Rock!

Designed by notable architect E. Fay Jones, the Laman Plaza Gazebo was erected as part of the ambitious Military Heights Urban Renewal Project in North Little Rock, which was the first such project to be undertaken in the state of Arkansas. Installed in 1972, the Laman Plaza Gazebo was the last piece of the project completed during Mayor Casey Laman’s tenure. The gazebo was a significant, though often overlooked, example of Jones’s architectural career. Its design was the first overt demonstration of Jones’s concept of the “operative opposite,” which would become central to Jones’s later designs, including the internationally recognized Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs.

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