“Sandwiching in History” Tour to Visit Tiller House

Waldo Tiller House
Waldo Tiller House

 

 

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LITTLE ROCK–The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program’s next “Sandwiching in History” tour will visit the Waldo E. Tiller House at 35 Sherrill Road in Little Rock beginning at noon on March 4.

Completed in 1954, the Tiller House was designed by Little Rock architect Dietrich Neyland, who worked for the firm of Ginocchio, Cromwell & Associates. The home’s modern design was inspired by the work of Neyland’s mentor, internationally-known architect Richard Neutra. Waldo Tiller was president of the Tiller Tie & Lumber Company. He also served as president and later, executive secretary, of the Arkansas Forestry Association. The Tiller House was remodeled in 2007 to provide necessary updates while preserving the home’s unique, Mid-Century Modern character.

The “Sandwiching in History” tour series targets Pulaski County structures and sites. The noontime series includes a brief lecture and tour of the subject property. Participants are encouraged to bring their lunches with them. The American Institute of Architects offers one HSW continuing education learning unit credit for members who attend a “Sandwiching in History” tour.

Other “Sandwiching in History” tours will be held April 1, Nannie C. Wright House, 1617 South Battery Street, Little Rock; May 6, Fulk Building, 300 Main Street, Little Rock; June 3, Dr. Clarence W. Koch House (Castle on Stagecoach), 6601 Stagecoach Road, Little Rock; July 1, All Souls Church, 4701 Walkers Corner Road, Scott; August 5, Arkansas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Helen Keller Memorial Building, 2600 West Markham Street, Little Rock; September 2, Barth-Hempfling House, 507 Main Street, North Little Rock; October 7, Idlewild Park, Cedar Street and Idlewild Avenue, North Little Rock; November 4, John F. Weinmann House, 2214 South Battery Street, Little Rock, and December 2, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 310 West Seventeenth Street, Little Rock.

All tours are free and open to the public. For information, call the AHPP at (501) 324-9880, write the agency at 323 Center St., Suite 1500, Little Rock, AR 72201, send an e-mail message to info@arkansaspreservation.org, or visit http://www.arkansaspreservation.org.

The AHPP is the Department of Arkansas Heritage agency responsible for identifying, evaluating, registering and preserving the state’s cultural resources. Other agencies are the Arkansas Arts Council, the Delta Cultural Center in Helena, the Old State House Museum, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission and the Historic Arkansas Museum.

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