Our Historic Facilities

We are proud to be part of the preservation of downtown Little Rock’s beautiful MacArthur Park Historic District. The four buildings that serve as the offices of DD&F Consulting Group are historically significant to the district and hold an interesting bit of history within their walls.

Kempner House

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The Kempner House at 521 South Rock Street serves as the headquarters of DD&F. Built with an Italianate style between 1865 and 1867, the home was owned Abraham and Julius Kempner. They lived on the property and operated a dry goods and clothing business out of house from 1875 until 1910. Athough they've relocated, the Kempner family still runs the business to this day.

 

Nash House

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Owned by Walter Nash, the building at 409 East Sixth Street was constructed in 1904 and named the Nash House. It was designed for Walter Nash by the architect Charles L. Thompson using a Colonial Revival style. Walter Nash came to Little Rock as a railroad conductor, started a real estate business and fashioned the Nash House into a residential rental property.

Seimer House

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411 East Sixth Street, named the Seimer House, was built between 1885 and 1887 and was owned by C.F. Penzel. The house was designed to mirror a plain version of the Queen Anne style. William Woodruff, the founder and editor of the territory's first newspaper, the Arkansas Gazette, originally owned the property.

 

 

Nash House

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The home at 601 South Rock Street was built in 1907 and served as a residential property for Walter Nash. Also known as the Nash House, it was built by Charles L. Thompson. Its design features a combination of a monumental, two-story portico and Colonial Revival details with a Victorian-like floor plan. Over the years, the Nash house served as the home of a cotton agent, an insurance agent, a lumberman, the president of a mill supply company and two meat cutters. It was also the headquarters of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks from 1930 to 1936, prior to being sold to Seymour Terry in 1937. Mr. Terry then rented rooms of the house as apartments. In 1974, William J. Walker purchased the home from Mr. Terry and subsequently knocked out the apartment walls, restored the home to its original condition and converted it into offices for his law firm.