LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (May 9, 2012) - Each year the Quapaw Quarter Association offers wonderful and elegant architectural treasures for display.
This charming neighborhood reflects the popular eclectic building tastes of the time, including Colonial Revival, Queen Anne, Craftsman, Period Revival, and Minimal Traditional styles.
P. Allen Smith's Original Garden Home, the Villa Marre of Designing Women fame, and the historic YMCA building headline a series of events to be held in conjunction with the Quapaw Quarter Association's 2012 Spring Tour of Homes this Mother's Day weekend, May 12-13.
The tour offers participants the opportunity to step inside the restored and renovated homes, stroll through one of the Quapaw Quarter's charming neighborhoods and meet the locals.
"Judging by the marked increase in real estate activity that we've seen in the area this year alone, it's clear that public perception of the Quapaw Quarter is growing increasingly positive," said Rhea Roberts, executive director of the Quapaw Quarter Association. "The homes here are architecturally beautiful, the neighborhoods offer quick access to the entire city, and the residents have built tight-knit communities. That's a rare mix."
The tour features a handful of privately owned homes along Arch and Gaines Streets, all within walking distance of each other. Among them are the Charles Thompson-designed Croxson House and the recently rehabilitated Boyle House.
Tickets for the Mother's Day weekend festivities are $125 and include an exclusive candlelight tour, then dinner and gala at the Spanish Revival YMCA building on Saturday, as well as the Sunday afternoon tour from 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Proceeds benefit the historic preservation programs of the QQA.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 501-371-0075.
(Source: Quapaw Quarter Association)