Walks Through History — Whittington Park Historic District in Hot Springs

  • Dryden Ouachita Mountain Pottery Plant 341 Whittington Ave Hot Springs, AR, 71901 United States

Whittington Park Historic District in Hot Springs. Located northwest of Bathhouse Row in Hot Springs, the Whittington Park neighborhood contains good examples of Queen Anne, Craftsman and Ranch-style homes. The residential area developed around Whittington Lake Reserve Park, which was constructed in the 1890s by the U.S. Department of the Interior as part of an extensive building and landscaping program for the Hot Springs Reservation. In the early 20th century, an entertainment district was established west of the park, including an ostrich farm, alligator farm and an amusement park. As the bathing industry grew, more construction occurred around Whittington Park. The neighborhood was home to working-class residents, many of whom worked in nearby hotels, bathhouses and restaurants. Co-sponsored by the Whittington Valley Neighborhood Association and the Garland County Historical Society. Meet in front of the Dryden Ouachita Mountain Pottery Plant at 341 Whittington Ave.

Time: 11 A.M. – 1 P.M.

Date: September 14, 2013

Event Start/End: 

Begin: Dryden Ouachita Mountain Pottery Plant 341 Whittington Ave. Hot Springs

Host: Rachel Silva, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program

Theme: Walking

Registration: No, all are welcome

Accessibility: This event is accessible and open to Seniors, Children