What We Do

Educate

The QQA offers a wide range of programs and services to help property owners and others interested in historic preservation in the Little Rock area. The QQA staff is also available to answer questions about historic preservation, historic rehabilitation tax credits, Capitol Zoning District Commission, Little Rock Historic District Commission and other relevant issues.

QQA Chronicle Digital Archive 

In 2020, the QQA won a grant from the Department of Arkansas Heritage (DAH) to digitally archive back issues of The QQA Chronicle. The Chronicle actually began as the The Quapaw Quarterly, a broadsheet newsletter that published news related to urban renewal progjects in the MacArthur Park neighborhood. After the QQA Chronicle started publication in 1970, it was more like a neighborhood newspaper focused on historic preservation than a historic preservation publication.

The Chronicle not only included stories about houses in historic districts, renovations, and other preservation-related issues but also information about local events, highlights of neighborhood goings-on, advertisements, and QQA information. Until the late 1990s, the publication continued as a four to eight page tabloid and employed a full staff of volunteer and paid writers, editors, and photographers. It shifted to a digital format in the early 2000s, and is now published as an email newsletter.  You can find the QQA Chronicle Digital Archive here. 

Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube   

You can find information about education and fundraising events on our Facebook Page, learn more about Little Rock and QQA history on Instagram, and watch videos of our Preservation Conversations lectures here.   

Education Events

Preservation Conversations: Preservation Conversations addresses a wide range of architectural history and preservation topics. You can see currently scheduled lectures here. 

Education Resources

This collection contains the research files of the Quapaw Quarter Association including files on individual homes and businesses arranged by address and numerous photographs. It is broken into seven series. All past QQA records, including images and files, are in held by the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, part of the Central Arkansas Library System.

This collection includes general information about the history of greater Little Rock and historic preservation. Please call and make an appointment to review our materials.

  • Dreams and Determination: Arkansans at Work in the Governor’s Mansion Historic District (Please link to .pdf)

This document offers an introduction to the Governor’s Mansion Historic District.

QQA Cheryl Griffith Nichols Historic Building Marker Program

The Quapaw Quarter Association announced the Cheryl Griffith Nichols Historic Building Marker Program in 2015. Since then, QQA has presented over 50 markers. They display the building name and date of construction. They may be pole-mounted, or attached directly to a building.   

The program’s goals are to recognize historically and architecturally significant buildings located anywhere in the city of Little Rock that have been well-maintained or have undergone exemplary rehabilitation; to bring to the attention of the general public buildings that are unique assets to the Little Rock; and to promote the QQA as Little Rock's leading historic preservation organization.  

If you would like more information on our historic marker program, please see this FAQ document. 

If you would like to apply for a historic marker, please click here.  

The Woodruff House

The QQA owns the 1853 William Woodruff House, and we are currently looking for a buyer who can restore the house.  You can find out more information about the Woodruff House below:   

William Woodruff House on the Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture 

Abandoned Arkansas: William Woodruff House

William Woodruff House, Wikipedia

National Register Listing for the William Woodruff House 

Video about the William Woodruff House

AHPP Tour of the William Woodruff House