John Parks Almand

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John Parks Almand
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John Parks Almand, c. 1911
Born(1885-05-08)May 8, 1885
DiedMarch 24, 1969(1969-03-24) (aged 83)
Parent(s)Clara Emily (Bond) Almand
Alexander James Almand
BuildingsLittle Rock Central High School
Hot Springs Medical Arts Building

John Parks Almand (May 8, 1885 – March 24, 1969) was an American architect who practiced in Arkansas from 1912 to 1962. Among other works, he designed the Art Deco Hot Springs Medical Arts Building, which was the tallest building in Arkansas from 1930 to 1958. Several of his works, including the Medical Arts Building and Little Rock Central High School, are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


He was born in Lithonia, Georgia. He received a bachelor of science degree from Emory College in 1907 and subsequently received a bachelor of architecture degree from Columbia University in 1911. He then worked as the head of the architecture department for a large engineering company in Cuba for one year. In 1912, he moved to Arkansas to work for the firm of Charles L. Thompson. He formed his own firm in 1914. He suffered a stroke in 1962 and died in 1969.[1][2][3]


Little Rock Central High School
Medical Arts Building

A number of his works are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[4][5] His works include (with attribution as in sources):


  1. ^ a b W. Russ Aikman (April 28, 2011). "Encyclopedia of Arkansas Culture & History: John Parks Almand".
  2. ^ "Georgian Is Given Position In Cuba: John P. Almand, of Lithonia, Will Head Architecture Department of Big Concern". Atlanta Constitution. June 8, 1911. p. 2.
  3. ^ Officers and Graduates. Columbia University. 1916. p. 789.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  5. ^ Benton County MRA
  6. ^ "Almand House". Arkansas Ties. Archived from the original on 2009-06-28. Retrieved 2012-08-27.
  7. ^ "Couchwood Historic District". Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture.