Railroad service to a station here began in September 1872 with service by the St. Louis and Iron Mountain Railroad. The current station, the third to serve Little Rock, replaced a similar building of 1911 that burned at the hands of a Brooklyn, New York, businessman as a protest against cigarette smoking. The three-story station served passengers and freight for the Missouri Pacific Railroad. Constructed of light brown brick, the building features a round-arched arcade in front of the its central portion, which is recessed between two wings. A tall square Italian-styled clock tower emphasizes the entrance arcade and light-colored stringcourses, cornices, and voussoirs highlight the building’s architectural parts. The station originally had a large train shed behind it, since removed. The ample size of the station speaks to the importance of Little Rock as a railroad hub.
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