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Jonesboro's Home Ice Company on National Register

Jun 19, 2017

The Home Ice Company at 700 Cate Avenue in Jonesboro is a 1907 industrial building with a Spanish Revival-style addition.
Credit Arkansas Historic Preservation Program

LITTLE ROCK—The Home Ice Company at Jonesboro in Craighead County is among 11 Arkansas properties that have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the country’s official list of historically significant properties.

      The Home Ice Company at 700 Cate Avenue is a 1907 industrial building with a Spanish Revival-style addition.

       “The Home Ice Company property is an early-twentieth century industrial building that has been associated with various industries,” according to the National Register nomination. “The building has been home to a wagon factory, a peanut processing plant, an ice cream manufacturing facility, and finally an ice plant. Over the years the facilities that have occupied the building have provided jobs and products for Jonesboro and the surrounding communities.”

       The Bethel Cemetery near Crossett in Ashley County, Hot Springs National Guard Armory at Hot Springs in Garland County, MacLean Hall at Clarksville in Johnson County, Scott Cemetery near Walnut Ridge in Lawrence County, the Vernon Fitzhugh House and Warren Seagraves House at Fayetteville in Washington County and Gay Oil Company Building, Lake Nixon, W.H. Vaughn Cottage and 210 South Fountain Street at Little Rock in Pulaski County also were listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

       For more information on the National Register of Historic Places program, write the AHPP at 1100 North Street, Little Rock, AR 72201, call the agency at (501) 324-9880 [TDD 501-324-9811], send e-mail to info@arkansaspreservation.org or visit www.arkansaspreservation.org.  

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

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