ASDA’s golf course-neighbor added to National Register of Historic Places

by Billy Tarpley on August 13, 2010

View of The Greens from ASDA back porch

Congratulations to The Greens at North Hills, the golf course on which the ASDA headquarters office is located, for being added to the National Register of Historic Places!

Here is an excerpt from the KARK-TV website (www.arkansasmatters.com): 

“The Sylvan Hills Country Club Golf Course at Sherwood in Pulaski County and the Tyronza Commercial Historic District at Tyronza in Poinsett County have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the country’s official list of historically significant properties.

“The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program announced the news today.

“The Sylvan Hills Country Club Golf Course at 7400 North Highway 107 was built in 1927.

“At the time when the Sylvan Hills Country Club was developing in the middle of the 1920s, the sport of golf was also beginning to develop and become popular with the public,” the National Register nomination says. “It was also during this time that golf course design was in its ‘golden era,’ which ended in 1931. The history of this golf course also represents a significant contribution to the growth of recreation and entertainment in Sherwood, Arkansas, dating from its construction in 1927.”

“The Tyronza Commercial Historic District, located on South Main Street, features buildings dating to 1916, including structures associated with the founding of the Southern Tenant Farmers Union.

“What had begun as a simple effort to help fellow citizens in need grew into a movement that spread its influence across the country with an enrollment of over 40,000 members,” the National Register nomination says. “The way in which the Southern Tenant Farmers Union was non-racially structured, how it recruited new members and worked within the political arena to effect change, and its strategy of non-violent resistance, served as a model for farm workers, labor, grassroots organizations for decades, such as the United Farm Workers (UFW), the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘Poor People Campaign.’”

“The AHPP is the Department of Arkansas Heritage agency responsible for identifying, evaluating, registering and preserving the state’s cultural resources.”

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