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Arkansas Historic Preservation Program releases publication on Arkansas architecture

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program now offers a publication outlining the development of architecture in Arkansas during the mid-twentieth century, AHPP Director Frances McSwain announced today.

“Low, Light and Livable: From Modern to Ranch, 1945-1970,” written by AHPP Special Projects Historian Holly Hope, outlines the transition of residential architecture in Arkansas during the period following World War II, including information on significant residential developments that showcased modern and Ranch-style architecture. The publication is available as a free download on the AHPP website at http://www.arkansaspreservation.org/publications/.

The AHPP is the Department of Arkansas Heritage agency responsible for identifying, evaluating, registering and preserving the state’s cultural resources. Other agencies are the Arkansas Arts Council, the Delta Cultural Center in Helena, the Old State House Museum, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission and the Historic Arkansas Museum.

Johnathan Reaves is the News Director for KASU Public Radio. As part of an Air Force Family, he moved to Arkansas from Minot, North Dakota in 1986. He was first bitten by the radio bug after he graduated from Gosnell High School in 1992. While working on his undergraduate degree, he worked at KOSE, a small 1,000 watt AM commercial station in Osceola, Arkansas. Upon graduation from Arkansas State University in 1996 with a degree in Radio-Television Broadcast News, he decided that he wanted to stay in radio news. He moved to Stuttgart, Arkansas and worked for East Arkansas Broadcasters as news director and was there for 16 years.