'Walk Through History' tour coming to Hamburg

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program's next "Walks Through History" tour will visit the Hamburg Commercial Historic District on Saturday, June 6, AHPP director Frances McSwain has announced.

The Hamburg Commercial Historic District features buildings designed in the early 20th century commercial style of architecture. The town of Hamburg grew up along the railroad, which enabled the county's agriculture and timber industries to flourish until the automobile became the major mode of transportation in the 1920s. Despite the general decline of the Delta region, Hamburg has remained steady as the governmental and commercial center of Ashley County.

The free tour will begin at 11 a.m. on the town square. The tour is co-sponsored by the Ashley County Historical Society.

In the "Walks Through History" program, AHPP historians provide free guided walking tours of historic structures and districts across Arkansas.

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