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Springdale Mayor Proposes Purchase of Historic Property

Posted: February 26, 2014 at 5 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO ANTHONY REYES Rabbits Foot Lodge is seen Tuesday on Silent Grove Road in Springdale. Doug Sprouse, Springdale mayor, proposed the city purchase the lodge. The lodge was built in 1908 and was owned by J. William Fulbright when he taught at University of Arkansas law school.
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STAFF PHOTO ANTHONY REYES Rabbits Foot Lodge is seen Tuesday on Silent Grove Road in Springdale. Doug Sprouse, Springdale mayor, proposed the city purchase the lodge. The lodge was built in 1908 and was owned by J. William Fulbright when he taught at University of Arkansas law school.

The city could soon own a historic house. Mayor Doug Sprouse, in his state of the city address Tuesday, proposed the city purchase Rabbits Foot Lodge, a house which once belonged to former Sen. J. William Fulbright.

At A Glance

Council Action

Springdale’s City Council met Tuesday and approved:

• Naming Mike Morganthaler to the Public Facilities Board

• Tabled razing of a structure at 413 W. Center St.

• The donation of 6.2 acres of land on Don Tyson Parkway from JHT LLC, the Tyson Family and Tyson Foods for the relocation of Fire Station No. 2.

Source: Staff Report

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