The District



The Paul Laurence Dunbar School Neighborhood Historic District embodies both Africana-American cultural resources and historic resources and Africanan-American residential properties.  Great examples of Africanan-American cultural resources are ideals of family, church-going, education mobility and preparation, and economic mobility and career preparation, and historic resources and architectural style of Africana-American .properties.


In recognition of the Little Rock historic Dunbar School neighborhood and the Negro perseverance about education mobility and economic increase and beginning shortly at the turn of the twentieth century, the Paul Laurence Dunbar School Neighborhood Historic District was officiated in accordance of the (2013) National Register of Historic Places and nomination and National Park Service certification. 


The National Register of Historic Places designation preserves the past histories of the Little Rock Historic Dunbar School neighborhood and Africana-American heritage and affirms noteworthiness of the Little Rock Paul Laurence Dunbar School Neighborhood Historic District and "sense of place".


About the turn of the 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 economic sustainability.


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 residential  historic properties.




Little Rock Paul Laurence Dunbar School Neighborhood Historic District


Architectural Heritage and Styles