The Governor's Mansion is in an area of town called the "Quapaw Quarter" which is a nine-square-mile area encompassing some of the oldest and most historic parts of Little Rock. I suggest taking a drive through the area from the Governor's Mansion to MacArthur Park and the surrounding neighborhoods to look at the homes. Some of these homes date to before the Civil War. Architecture dates from as early as 1840, but the homes average between 1890 to 1930. The Villa Marre
, built in 1881 and featured in the television series "Designing Women," is in this area.