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Old State House, Little Rock

Little Rock, Arkansas
County of Pulaski.
300 West Markham
National Register Number: 69000037
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Government - capitol. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: AR-2 Certified Local Government: YES
This NHL offers public access.
Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: Museum: http://www.oldstatehouse.org/.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 9, 1997):
From 1912 to 1916, the Arkansas State Board of Health, in partnership with the University of Arkansas Medical School, worked from this building on successful campaigns to control or eradicate hookworm, a scourge of the South, and malaria, a disease that plagued much of the planet. Arkansas's drive against malaria was a model of success, long acclaimed in the history of public health, which was used to eradicate malaria in the rest of the United States and the world. Carried out in the town of Crossett, Arkansas, the office of the Surgeon General distributed nationwide a full report of the Crossett Experiment as Public Health Bulletin No. 88, and this detailed description became the formula for sanitation workers around the world. After restoration work is completed, the building will be open to the public.

There are no threats to the property.

The NHL is good condition and continues to be well maintained by the State of Arkansas.

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