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Kramer School Lofts (Kramer School)

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1895; later additions. 701 Sherman St.
  • (Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, A Division of the Department of Arkansas Heritage)

The Kramer School is the oldest extant public school building in Little Rock. With its brick and rusticated stone construction, the former school combines Queen Anne and Romanesque Revival styles, both of which were popular at the end of the nineteenth century. Originally, the entrance had a six-story tower that soared above the surrounding neighborhood, but it was removed in the 1950s after it became unstable. The school was named for Frederick W. Kramer, the first president of the Little Rock School District’s Board of Directors. The building remained an elementary school until 1978, after which it lay vacant until it was sold and rehabilitated in 1998 into residential lofts.

Writing Credits

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


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Cyrus A. Sutherland with Gregory Herman, Claudia Shannon, Jean Sizemore Jeannie M. Whayne and Contributors, "Kramer School Lofts (Kramer School)", [Little Rock, 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, 130-130.

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