The District



The Paul Laurence Dunbar School Neighborhood Historic District embodies both African American cultural heritage and African American residential properties significant of architectural styles and period design.  African American ideals and of family, church-going, educational and economic mobility, and formidable spirit did spear the historic Dunbar School neighborhood and steadfastness.


In recognition of the Little Rock historic Dunbar School neighborhood and the Negro perseverance about educational mobility and economic, the Paul Laurence Dunbar School Neighborhood Historic District certified by the National Park Service and officiated in accordance of the (2013) National Register of Historic Places (2013).


The National Register of Historic Places designation (2013) and the Little Rock Paul Laurence Dunbar School Neighborhood Historic District affirms the African American cultural heritage and identity and of a people, of a place and noteworthy "sense of place."


Twentieth century significant contributions of the historic Dunbar School neighborhood residents were relative to the social, educational, cultural, and economic development of the Little Rock metropolitan growth and sustainable development.


The historic structures and architectural heritage about the Paul Laurence Dunbar School Neighborhood Historic District embody a blend of architectural styles and period design of:


(1)  Eastlake Victorian and Queen Anne and late Victorian period.


(2)  Colonial Revival and Tudor Revival and late nineteenth-century and twentieth-century period.


(3)  American Prairie, American Bungalow, American Craftsman  and late nineteenth- and twentieth-century period.


(4)  Art Deco and Ranch Style historic properties.




Little Rock Paul Laurence Dunbar School Neighborhood Historic District


Architectural Heritage and Styles