QQA celebrates Annual Meeting & Greater LR Preservation Awards tonight!

QQAThe Quapaw Quarter Association will present the Greater Little Rock Preservation Awards at its 2015 Annual Membership Meeting on Tuesday, October 27 at the Ron Robinson Theater.

This year’s Award of Merit recipients include

  • Matt Foster for the rehabilitation of the Leo Treadway House
  • CJRW, Jameson Architects, Kinco Constructors, and Terraforma LLC for the rehabilitation of the Fulk Building
  • Darrell Brown and the Sherwood History and Heritage Committee for the rehabilitation of the Roundtop Filling Station
  • Tom and Ellen Fennell for their Forgotten Little Rock Facebook page

Laura Sergeant will receive the Peg Smith Award to recognize her exemplary volunteer work.  The Group will be presented with the Jimmy Strawn Award, the QQA’s most prestigious award, for their long time efforts to revitalize South Gaines Street and stabilize the Governor’s Mansion Historic District, as well as their contributions to downtown Little Rock.

The meeting will begin at 5:00 p.m. with a 30 minute reception, followed by the annual meeting and award presentation at the Ron Robinson Theater at 100 River Market Avenue in Little Rock.  The QQA’s annual membership meeting is free and open to the public.  Nonmembers are encouraged to support Little Rock preservation efforts at the door.

The QQA is pleased to welcome Donovan Rypkema as this year’s guest speaker.  Mr. Rypkema is principal of Place Economics, a Washington, DC-based real estate and economic development consulting firm.  The firm is currently working on a ReLocal study for the City of Little Rock.  This project has surveyed 8,000 parcels in the study area, and will look at over seventy five metrics to make specific recommendations to the City of Little Rock for how to stabilize and revitalize its historic neighborhoods.

The QQA’s mission is to promote the preservation of Little Rock’s architectural heritage through advocacy, marketing and education.  Visit Quapaw.com for more information and to become a member.