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Save Hillcrest!- Little Rock, AR

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Raised by 22 people in 15 months
Please help SAVE HILLCREST! and stop the destruction of our historic and unique community!

Hillcrest is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  This means that it is on an official list created by the federal government which recognizes districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects worthy of preservation.  Hillcrest's period of signficance is from 1890-1940.  This is the time period in which most of Hillcrest was developed and what still stands today.

Hillcrest acts as a small village in the middle of Little Rock, AR.  We have our own commercial center, schools, post office, banks, parks, restaurants and historic homes.  It is representative and still functions in much of the way that it was originally built and designed to do.  The buildings are human scale with tree-lined streets.  Most amenities are within walking distance; even our children are able to walk to neighborhood schools.  

Right now our village is in danger of losing its architectural and historic integrity because unthoughtful developers and those who want to enjoy these amenities but do not understand or appreciate the importance of history in this community and are tearing it down to build bigger and newer homes. This endangers our listing on the National Register because we are losing structures contributing to its historic status.

Save Hillcrest! Is not trying to stop the neighborhood from evolving but hoping it will do so in a way that is sensitive to its historic architecture and streetscapes. Historic preservation is not about stopping creative and exciting architecture and development but about retaining the best of a shared heritage while still preserving sites of unique quality.

A group of neighbors have gotten together forming Save Hillcrest!, an organization whose mission is to stop the demolitions and keep Hillcrest's integrity and status as a National Historic District.  Save Hillcrest! is in the early stages of development.  We are currently working with city officials, Preserve Arkansas, the Quapaw Quarter Association, and the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program to learn how to stop the destruction of our community.

We are trying to raise money to help stop unneccessary demolitions!  Any funds recieved will be used to educate the community about the advantages of being in a historic district,  the dangers of demolishing our community and actively fight to protect against its destruction. Depending on funding and support, Save Hillcrest! may pursue protections for the neighborhood one sectional boundary at a time.
 
Your donation will help purchase promotional materials and rent venues for neighborhood meetings.  
  
If you are concerned about the destruction of our architectural history, please help us with this mission. You may also send an email to us to volunteer your time towards our effort.
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Hello Save Hillcrest! supporters. Are you planning to do some work on your historic home or business? Federal and State tax credits are available to "contributing" historic buildings in our historic district. That means that the buildings have not been significantly architecturally altered from the street view. The credits can be used in most projects if you are not changing the building from "contributing" to "non-contributing" but you must follow the Secretary of Interiors Guidelines for Historic Rehabilitation. Save Hillcrest is offering a free lecture on May 17 to our neighbors to learn more about how to use the credits. Please RSVP on our Face Book page: https://www.facebook.com/events/150399612449021/
Save Hillcrest- Little Rock if you have a FB account. If not, you can email us your RSVP at www.SaveHistoricHillcrest@yahoo.com There is a wine and beer reception sponsored by the Quapaw Quarter Association at 5:30. Lecture is from 6-7:30 at Fletcher Library Community Room. Hope to see you all there!
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Hello supporters... I'm sorry, I should have mentioned that if you have already donated, you can have a sign delivered to you by requesting one at savehistorichillcrest@yahoo.com Please give us your address. The gofundme page doesn't share that info with us. Thank you for your support!
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Thank you to everyone who has donated to us. With a minimum $15 donation, we'll deliver a Save Hillcrest! yard sign.
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We had wonderful support at Harvestfest yesterday. Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth to say hello. Coming up next, we have a lecture on how to use the Historic Preservation Tax Credit on Oct 26 at 5:30 pm, Fletcher Library Community Building. Follow us on Facebook at Save Historic Hillcrest- Little Rock, AR to see what else your support has allowed Save Hillcrest to do.
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