Historic Properties

imageName: Janssen Park
Location: Mena, Arkansas
Date listed: 12/13/1979 
Listed by: Christa Parsons etall
Owner: City of Mena
Contact: Shirley Manning
Description: 1853  log cabin constructed by William Shelton family
Photo courtesy of T.C. Masters

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imageName: Post Office/City Hall
Location: Mena St., Mena, Arkansas
Date listed: 6/5/1991
Listed by: Shirley  Manning
Owner: City of Mena
Contact: Shirley Manning
Description:  1917 Post office with Colonial & Classical influnces.

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armoryName: National Guard Armory
Location: DeQueen & Maple, Mena, AR
Date listed: 6/5/1991 
Listed by: Shirley Manning
Owner: Rich Mt. Community College
Contact: Shirley Manning
Description: 1930-31 fieldstone & masonry construction. Renovated in 2003

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Name: Kansas Southern Depot
Location: Downtown Mena
Date listed: 6/5/1991 
Listed by: Shirley Manning
Owner: City of Mena
Contact:  City or Shirley Manning
Description: 1920 Mediterranean style

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imageName: Ebenezer Monument
Location: 811 Port Arthur, Mena, Arkansas
Date listed: 1/30/1992 
Listed by: Shirley Manning
Owner: Baptist Church
Contact: Shirley Manning
Description: 1936 stone & concrete monument linked to anti-communist sentiment against nearby Commonwealth College

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imageName: Elks Lodge
Location: 500 Mena St., Mena,  Arkansas
Date listed: 6/4/1998
Listed by: Mary Rawlins etall
Owner: Vision Realty
Contact: Patti Oats or Shirley Manning
Description:  1908 Colonial Revival style 
Renovated in late 1990s.

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imageName: St. Agnes Catholic Church
Location: 8th & Walnut, Mena, Arkansas
Date listed: 6/5/1991 
Listed by: Shirley Manning
Owner: Catholic Church
Contact: Shirley Manning
Description: 1921-22 Spanish Mission style

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imageName: Mountain Fork River Bridge
Location: Co. Rd. 38 W, Hatfield, Arkansas
Date listed: 4/9/1990 
Listed by: State
Owner: Polk 
Contact: County Judge or Shirley Manning
Description: Turn-of-the-Century Pratt steel pony truss bridge

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imageName: Wonder House (C.E. Foster House)
Location: Q.W. State Park
Date listed: 2/25/1993
Listed by: State
Owner: State
Contact: Q.W. State Park or Shirley Manning
Description: ca 1931 two-section stone building designed in Rustic style

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imageName: Sutdebaker Showroom
Location: 510 Port Arthur, Mena, AR
Date listed: 6/9/2000 
Listed by: State
Owner: J.V. Brotherton
Contact: Owner
Description: 1948 Art Moderne-style auto dealership built by Alex & Quincy Lindsey.  Renovated in 1990s

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imageName: ESSO Service Station
Location: Mena & Port Arthur, Mena, AR
Date listed: not listed-eligible
Listed by:
Owner: J.V. Brotherton
Contact: Owner
Description: ca. 1939 Art Moderne-style built by Lindsey brothers, Alex & Quincy 
Renovated in late 1990s

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imageName: Benjamin Shaver House
Location: 501 12th St, Mena, AR
Date listed: 12/6/1979 
Listed by: Mr.& Mrs. Rice
Owner: Martin
Contact: Owner or Shirley Manning
Description: 1896 Colonial Revival house used as hospital during the 30s & 40s

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imageName: Tall Peak Fire Tower
Location: FS Rd. 38A, Polk Co, AR
Date listed: 10/20/1993 (has been removed)
Listed by: State
Owner: National Forest Service
Contact: Owner
Description: ca. 1938 wood & fieldstone structure built by CCC
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Name: Bard Springs Area
Location: FS Rd. 106, Polk Co., AR
Date listed: 10/20/1993 
Listed by: State
Owner: State
Contact: Owner
Description: ca. 1936 Fieldstone house, ca. 1936 fieldstone dam, ca. 1936 fieldstone dam #2, ca. 1936 log structure, 1904-07 resort complex.
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Name: Shady Lake Area
Location: Co. Rd. 64, Polk Co., AR
Date listed: 10/20/1993
Listed by: State
Owner: State
Contact: Owner
Description: 1940 log structure, ca. 1940 frame residence, Shady Lake Dam ca. 1940, Picnic Pavilion ca. 1940. All built by CCC
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Name: State Line Marker
Location: NW of Mena on Hwy 88 Date listed: 11/18/1976 
Listed by: State
Owner: Federal Govt.
Contact: Owner
Description: 1877 marker separating Arkansas from Choctaw Indian lands
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Name: Bogg Springs Hotel
Location: Hwy. 84, Polk. Co, AR
Date listed: 9/30/1993 
Listed by: State
Owner: Baptist 
Contact: Owner
Description: 1904-07 resort complex
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Historic Properties Not Listed, but eligible ...

imageName: 1st Mena High School, 1st Mena Library, currently Sunshine Day Care
Location: Mena, AR
Date: 1896
Owner: Sunshine Day Care
Contact: Shirley Manning

Description: 1896 frame house with little changes since it was constructed.  Has had a new porch entry added.

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