Completed projects organized by date of construction as well as type of project.


Arkansas's territorial period to the Civil War



Location: Randolph County, AR | Project Date: 2010 - The restoration of the Looney Tavern was the second phase of the REACH (Researching Early Arkansas Cultural Heritage) project for Black River Technical College. The project involved historic research, identification and removal of later additions and restoration of the original structure. Due to the extent of lower log deterioration, the work involved intact removal and reinstallation of original roof framing which allowed for the unstacking, repair, replacement and restacking of the logs between the two standing chimneys. Physical and archeological evidence revealed that the structure was originally used as part of William Looney’s extensive distilling industry as opposed to a residence. The project received a 2011 Outstanding Work by a Craftsperson Award from the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas.