McRae, Arkansas Herring Building

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The Daily Citizen


Herring Building put on register


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Herring Building at McRae in White County is one of 18 Arkansas properties that have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the country’s official list of historically significant properties, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program Director Ken Grune-wald has announced.

The Herring Building at 601-603 E. First St. is a 1933 structure designed in the early twentieth-century commercial style of architecture.

“As one of the first landmark buildings in downtown McRae, the Herring Building is today one of the few remaining commercial buildings in the small town,” the National Register nomination says. “Because it has been continuously occupied since its construction, the Herring Building retains its significance as an important commercial structure in downtown McRae. The prominent namesake of the structure, Homer Herring, was widely recognized as McRae’s for most businessman and civic leader.”

Also listed on the National Register were the Duncan House at Harrison in Boone County, Cleburne County Farm Cemetery near Heber Springs in Cleburne County, Old U.S. 79 Kingsland in Cleveland County, Jerome Elementary School #22 at Jerome in Drew County, Richard and Mettie Ealy House at Twin Groves in Faulkner County, Dennis and Christine Garrison House and Merritt House at Greenbrier in Faulkner County, Reuben W. Robins House at Conway in Faulkner County, Singleton Family Cemetery near Charleston in Franklin County, Malvern Rosenwald School at Malvern in Hot Spring County, Lone Star Baptist Church at Redfield in Jefferson County, Prescott City Jail at Prescott in Nevada County, Arkansas Highway 57 Bridge at Stephens in Ouachita County, Shelton-Lockeby House near Murfreesboro in Pike County, Judd Hill Cotton Gin at Judd Hill in Poinsett County, Scotland Cemetery near Junction City in Union County and the Melvin Chrisco House at Damascus in Van Buren County.

For more information on the National Register of Historic Places program, write the AHPP at 1500 Tower Building, 323 Center Street, Little Rock, AR 72201, call the agency at (501) 324-9880 (TDD 501-324-9811), send an e-mail to or visit the AHPP’s Internet web site at .