Porbeck & Bowman Building Historical

Porbeck & Bowman Building Historical (HM1XDS)

Location: Little Rock, AR 72201 Pulaski County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 44.847', W 92° 15.97'

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Max Hilb and William Probst built this structure, designed by Joseph Willis, in 1882 for Probst & Hilb Liquor Company. The upper floor contained a two-story space that housed Concordia Hall, a Jewish social club. F. M. Fletcher and T.J. McCarthy purchased this building in 1909 and engaged architect Charles Thompson to convert the top story into two floors. Fletcher Coffee & Spice Company operated here until 1947. Purchased by George F. Porbeck in 1951, the building housed various businesses until Porbeck's heirs, including Herschel A. Bowman, leased it to the Budget Office Furniture Company in 1971.

Capital improvement bonds approved by Little Rock voters in 2004 and 2007 made possible the adaptive reuse of the building by the Central Arkansas Library System. Construction was completed in February 2009.
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Date Added Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 567169 N 3845281
Decimal Degrees34.74745000, -92.26616667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 44.847', W 92° 15.97'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 44' 50.82" N, 92° 15' 58.2" W
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Area Code(s)501
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 407 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock AR 72201, US
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