Originally a Roaring Twenties hotel, the Lafayette Building now houses 30 upscale condominiums with modern appointments, as well as office and retail spaces. From elegant granite counter tops to 24-7 security, Lafayette Square is a historic place to call home.
Built in 1925 by the Little Rock Hotel Company, the Lafayette Hotel was one of Arkansas’s finest. St. Louis architect George D. Barnett designed the eleven-story hotel in the Renaissance Revival style with decorative terra cotta detailing, arched windows and projecting copper cornice with dentils. The hotel initially contained 300 fireproof rooms, each with running water, which rented for $2.50 per night.
Little Rock’s downtown is recognized for its mix of exquisite dining, arts, entertainment, shopping and attractions. With the new River Market district which was renovated in 1996 and the William J. Clinton Presidential Center newly opened in 2005, the city has been the place to be. Little Rock evokes a sense of place and character that keeps visitors and locals coming back for me of the small town feel.