The Quapaw Quarter Association Spring Tour of Homes is your chance to see inside some of the most beautiful homes in Arkansas’ capital city during May 12 and 13.
The six homes in this year’s lineup are in the Central High School Neighborhood District, all near the National Historic Landmark site at at the intersection of Daisy L. Gatson Bates Drive and Park Street in Little Rock. In addition to the tours, the QQA is hosting special brunch and dinner events this weekend.
Two of the homes on the 54th spring tour are over a century old, and several more are nearing the centennial of their construction.
The James H. Penick House at 1623 S. Summit Street was built in 1926. The Martin A. Sharp House at 1422 S. Summit Street is the oldest on the tour, constructed in 1890. The Frederick A. Garrett House at 1400 S. Schiller Street was built in 1910, the Maxwell F. Mayer House at 2318 S. Summit Street has been up since 1913 and the Dr. Albert G. McGill House at 2209 S. Battery St. was built from 1922 to 1923.
The tours will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $20 or on the day of for $30. Kids 10 and under can go on the tours for free. Click here to buy tickets.
In addition to the tours, QQA is hosting a Mother’s Day Brunch at Curran Hall, located at 615 E. Capitol Avenue in Little Rock. The champagne brunch is set for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, with the house tours to follow. The QQA announced Tuesday that the brunch is sold out, but you can check out some of our other ideas for a great Mother’s Day brunch.
Tickets are still available for Saturday night’s Candlelight Tour & Dinner, which includes an evening tour and dinner at Philander Smith College, located at 900 W. Daisy L. Gatson Bates Drive. After the main tours are over, guests will be treated to a tour of the six homes from 5 to 7 p.m. During dinner, guests can participate in a silent art auction, which includes a painting by John Kushmaul. Click here to buy tickets.