Natives Guide: Downtown Little Rock


It's back. For 100 years, my family has been grousing and grappling with downtown Little Rock. My two-greats grandfather, Alexander Millar, was a preacher, college president and the owner of the Arkansas Methodist newspaper, which had offices along a newspaper row that stretched from the Old State House — or in the years after the current state Capitol was finished in 1912, the Very Recent State House — to what's now President Clinton Avenue and, later, on Scott Street. He did a lot of things and had a lot of passions, but chief among them, best I can tell, was advocating for moral probity: He was a "no" on Sunday baseball, gambling and, especially, alcohol. For him, it seems all of Little Rock's problems of the day stemmed...

Natives Guide: Downtown Little Rock

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