Historic District Surveys

For more information, contact the Hot Springs Planning and Development Department at 501-621-5520.  

Architectural Resource Survey Update for Historic Districts

The buildings and structures located within the Central Avenue and Pleasant Street in historic districts in Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas, were previously evaluated as architectural resources that include privately-owned commercial and residential properties and religious buildings. 

The Central Avenue Historic District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in 1985 and Pleasant Street Historic District in 2003.  Both districts have been surveyed and the results are included below.  

The City of Hot Springs has received funding for this project through a Certified Local Government grant funded by the Historic Preservation Fund, administered by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, and the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, an agency of the Division of Arkansas Heritage.   The City of Hot Springs Planning and Development Department commissioned the preparation of this Historic Resources Survey Update from Valenzuela Preservation Studio (VPS).  

A historic resources survey of the existing historic district was initiated to determine the overall integrity of the neighborhood, document physical and character-defining features of significant resources within the project area, and define historic themes and subthemes relevant to the growth and development of the Pleasant Street Historic District.

The surveys include the following documents:   

1. An Arkansas Architectural Resources Form and site plan for each resource in the field.

2. Digital color photographs of each resource in the field.

These files are made available to the public via this website.  All forms are sorted by the Arkansas Architectural Resource Number assigned to each structure within the district.