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Pettaway in Little Rock in Pulaski County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Ada Thompson Memorial Home

 
 
Ada Thompson Memorial Home Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 6, 2022
1. Ada Thompson Memorial Home Marker
Inscription.  
This property has been
placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places

by the United States
Department of the Interior

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureCharity & Public WorkWomen. A significant historical year for this entry is 1909.
 
Location. 34° 43.74′ N, 92° 16.408′ W. Marker is in Little Rock, Arkansas, in Pulaski County. It is in Pettaway. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and East 21st Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2021 Main St, Little Rock AR 72206, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Church of Christ, Scientist (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wilson-Mehaffy (Mehaffey) House (about 500 feet away); Turner-Ledbetter House (approx. ¼ mile away); Turner House (approx. ¼ mile away); Winfield Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Frauenthal House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lincoln Building
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); William L. Terry House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Little Rock.
 
Regarding Ada Thompson Memorial Home. Excerpt from the National Register nomination:
The Ada Thompson Memorial Home, located in Little Rock's historic Quapaw Quarter district, was built by donations from many of Little Rock's most prominent families. Founded in 1882, this home for elderly women served a vital community service until 1976. The ladies, many without any family, lived out their remaining years in this elegant home with the privacy and comfort that would be found in their own home. … Designed by Frank Gibb and Theodore Sanders, two of Little Rock's most prominent architects, and constructed in 1909, the house reflects the Beaux Arts tradition.

… Mrs. Ada Thompson Crutchfield, wife of a wealthy New York lawyer, in her will set aside a memorial of $20,000.00 for a memorial to her father and mother. Her uncle, Mr. E. G. Thompson was one of the early organizers and officers of the Old Ladies Home and the executor of his niece's estate on her death in 1904. Mrs. Crutchfield is buried at Mount Holly Cemetery. The board accepted the money plus interest equaling
Ada Thompson Memorial Home Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 6, 2022
2. Ada Thompson Memorial Home Marker
$22,850 with the consideration attached, that the name be changed to the Ada Thompson Memorial Home.

 
Also see . . .
1. Ada Thompson Memorial Home (PDF). National Register nomination for the property, which was listed in 1977. (National Archives) (Submitted on November 28, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

2. Ada Lee Thompson Crutchfield. Find a Grave entry on the home's namesake, who died at 33 when she fell from her eighth-floor apartment in New York City. (Submitted on November 28, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 10, 2023. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 202 times since then and 86 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 28, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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