Aristocrat Motor Inn (NRIS 100000552)
240 Central Ave.,
Arkansas. County/parish: Garland.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
January 24, 2017.
Also known as:
- Aristocrat Manor Apartments
- The Aristocrat Hotel
- Aristocrat Motor Inn
- The Aristocrat Motor Inn is a historic hotel building at 240 Central Avenue in Hot Springs, Arkansas. It is a large seven-story structure, with a six-story U-shaped tower set on a basically rectangular ground floor. It is finished in glass, brick, and metal, in the Mid-Century Modern style. The tower is organized around a central courtyard, with the interior facades in a sawtooth pattern to maximize light coming into the hotel rooms facing inward. The hotel was built in 1963 by Samuel Kirsch, a local businessman engaged in a variety of pursuits. It was one of the first hotels built along the city's Central Avenue to feature a Modernist exterior. It was operated as a hotel until 1978, and was after converted into low-income housing.
The property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2017. (read more...)
National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/100000552