Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Baker House Bed & Breakfast, North Little Rock

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The Baker House was built around 1899 in downtown North Little Rock. Want to know how racist Arkansas was? The house was built for a man from the north, but when he came down here, he wasn't allowed to live in it - because he was black. If I were him I would have burned down the whole city. 

2 comments:

Scott Miller said...

Thanks for the post, but recent historical research has shown the house built by the black jockey who couldn't move into it was actually a very similar house 15 blocks to the north, built by the same builder in the 1890's. Scott Miller, Owner Baker House B&B

Jonesy said...

Scott -

You're right, I learned this a while after I made this post. I originally read about the jockey on the sign in front of the Baker House, which I think has been removed or changed by now. I'll probably do another post on the real house.

Luke