Category: History & Architecture

419 N Monroe – Helen Gurley Brown's Home in the Hillcrest Days

The recently deceased Helen Gurley Brown founder of Cosmopolitan Magazine and author of Sex and the Single Girl, apparently had fond memories of growing up in Hillcrest at 419 N. Monroe street, Little Rock, AR. (Her family moved there in 1932

Tornadoes and the Wicked

Arkansas immorality map since 1956. The streaks represent Arkansas tornadoes and their paths of destruction upon the wicked of this state. Notice how all the sinners live in a straight line like that. The dark areas represent righteousness and less wind.

Italian UFO Cult Worships Little Rock Man

“The doorbell would ring at 1 AM, and I would look out to see a group of people outside with cloaks and staffs.” —2005 This story is 100% true, but I expect few to believe it because it’s so ridiculous.

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The Sewer Robots of Pulaski County

Stifft Station. This is a sewer robot. It has a headlight and a video camera. It is lowered into the sewer and it crawls up your sewer pipes with its rubber tracks. It records what it sees so that others

The Murder House

This story is true. There is a plain little duplex at the corner of Linden and Woodrow in the Stifft Station area of Little Rock. The Post Office calls it 132 S. Woodrow St., but people in the neighborhood just call

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Lost Hillcrest Theater Leaves Surprising Legacy

This story is true. It’s now a parking lot for the Kroger store on Beechwood, but from the 1920s to the 1950s, it was the Prospect Theater; a 600 seat movie theater that was THE place to go. “In 1951,

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A Boy, Hillcrest and a Nuclear Bomber

This is the story of a boy’s adventure when an Air Force strategic bomber exploded over Hillcrest in 1960. I believe his story to be true. “I was standing in front of my house when it happened. I had just

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Guess which Heights/Hillcrest street this is today?

These pictures are of the same road/street. Today we know it as N. Van Buren (near F Street). We are looking north toward Kavanaugh at the top of the hill. The shop you see is the Kahler-Payne Antique store. The

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Arkansas State Lunatic Asylum

(FH Truth Meter = 100% true story) The Arkansas State Lunatic Asylum opened in 1883, across from what is now the Taco Bell on Markham street. If you look closely you will notice the different architectural styles of the two

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Forest Park in the Heights – then and now

Located north of Kavanaugh in the Heights, and bounded by University to the West, Taylor to the east and V street to the north, Forest Park was an amazing place. It had a 1500 seat theater among many other fun