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Calico Rock Community Foundation

104 Main Street

Calico Rock, Arkansas 72519

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The Calico Rock Community Foundation is purchasing two historic properties on lower Main Street that are connected to the Tomlinson Art & Science Center.  Our vision is to unite these historic properties into one center that combines our history, art, science, visitor center, and Artisan Gift Shop under one roof. 

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Phase I: March 2020

(if funding allows)

Sometimes progress looks messy and chaotic!  We've made a lot of progress this week with the construction of the support walls in the Peppersauce Level.  These walls provide structural support and will serve as dividers for heritage museum exhibits in Phase II.

We also started building walls on the Main Street Level.  All of the walls for this level are being recycled from walls that were originally on this level.  By moving them, we are able add an addition 2 feet on each side, save lots of money and resources. 

The top photo is a view from the new main entrance.  The reception desk will be where the pile of lumber is stacked.  The side walls are going back to the original plaster of the building and we'll install a new tin ceiling like the one that was originally in the building in 1926.

The second photo is the new boardroom and library.  On the other side of the wall on the right is the new archives.

The bottom photo shows the walls we are reusing and the original plaster walls we are revealing.