State Review Board to consider Lepanto Legion Hut for nomination to National Register of Historic Places

Friday, November 1, 2002

LITTLE ROCK - The State Review Board of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program will consider 13 properties in eight Arkansas counties - including the Willie Lamb Post 26 American Legion Hut at Lepanto in Poinsett County - for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places when it meets in Little Rock, AHPP Director Ken Grunewald said.

The Willie Lamb Post 26 American Legion Hut at 205 Alexander Street in Lepanto is a one-story brick structure built in 1937-38 and designed in a simplified Neoclassical style.

The structure is noteworthy for its association with the local activities of the American Legion, according to the National Register nomination.

"From housing flood refugees to hosting the annual 'Terrapin Derby,' the Post has performed many important roles for the community over the years," the nomination says. "The Willie Lamb Post 26 American Legion Hut is a long-standing reminder of the group's positive influence and contribution to the small town of Lepanto, Arkansas."

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

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