Location: Little Rock, AR
Contact: Jennifer Carman, 501-744-8049
The History: Felix Gans, proprietor of a chain of clothing stores begun by his father, had this house built around 1920. After the Civil War, Arkansas had boosted its adult population by encouraging immigration. Many of the first arrivals were German Jews, including the extended Gans family, who soon became part of Little Rock’s social elite. Today, the home is on the National Register as a contributing resource to the Central High School Neighborhood Historic District.
Shown: Though many of its original features are intact, the home has been neglected for more than 20 years. Without rehabilitation, the city could order it demolished.