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McKissic and Associates

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Arkansas Louisiana Gas Company
1950, Selligman and Reed. 116 W. 6th Ave.
  • (Photograph by Dell Upton)
  • (Photograph by Claudia Shannon)

This rectangular one-story building shows a creative and striking use of glossy midcentury modern materials. At street level, the windows are of dark-tinted plate glass, with the entrance inset between angled walls of glass block. The upper facade and central parapet of burgundy-colored Carrara glass panels are secured with narrow horizontal stringcourses that repeat the finish and line of the aluminum fascia and awning. Blue acrylic flame-shaped finials on the parapet add a detail that not only completes the Art Moderne design but echoes the building’s original business. When built, the interior featured a large showroom at the front to display the company’s products; it has since been altered, and the historic sign on the parapet wall for Arkansas Louisiana Gas Company was removed when the current occupant—a law firm—took up residence.

Writing Credits

Cyrus A. Sutherland with Gregory Herman, Claudia Shannon, Jean Sizemore Jeannie M. Whayne and Contributors



  • 1950


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Cyrus A. Sutherland with Gregory Herman, Claudia Shannon, Jean Sizemore Jeannie M. Whayne and Contributors, "McKissic and Associates", [Pine Bluff, Arkansas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Arkansas

Buildings of Arkansas, Cyrus A. Sutherland and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2018, 262-262.

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