August 1, 2015
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Norfork building nominated to National Register

     A historic building in Norfork which once housed a grocery store, Model T Ford dealership and a hotel, has been nominated for the National Register of Historic Places. The Sid Hutcheson Building, which was built about 1901, was among eight properties in the state nominated by the State Review board of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program.
     The Sid Hutcheson building is located on the northeast corner of Arkansas Highway 5 and Main Street in Norfork.
     The nomination of the Hutcheson building was approved Wednesday when the State Review Board met, according to Director Frances McSwain.
     The National Register nomination states Sid Hutcheson, a well-known businessman who built the structure, had "replaced a wooden structure with a solid cast-concrete store with local stone cladding." It says the structure was one of the more iconic stores and buildings in all of Norfork.
     Other properties nominated to the National Register are Heagler House and Duffy House at North Little Rock in Pulaski County, Redfield School Historic district at Redfield in Jefferson County, Carnahan House at Pine Bluff in Jefferson County, U.S. 64 Horsehead Creek Bridge at Hartman in Johnson County, Harold Adams Office Building at Fort Smith in Sebastian County and Beaver Spring at Beaver in Carroll County.
     The board also listed the Palace Theater at Benton in Saline County, Redbug Field at Fordyce in Dallas County and Langley Gymnasium in Pike County on the Arkansas Register of Historic Places. The Arkansas Register recognizes historically noteworthy places that are not eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

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