As much as I like taking photos of abandoned buildings, it looks like at some point, there will be less in Pine Bluff as more are being rehabilitated — and that’s a good thing. Looking forward to seeing the changes ahead for Pine Bluff.
During a recent trip back to The Pines, I was dismayed to see how vandals were destroying the lobby. Apparently, people are trying to steal the marble… Read more “Back to the Pines”
I was thrilled to be allowed to tag along with a photography group that had permission to photograph this historic hotel. The encylopedia of Arkansas explains, “When… Read more “Arkansas Hotel Series, The Pines, Pine Bluff, Arkansas”
According to the Arkansas Preservation website, the Riceland Hotel was built in 1929 and was “the hub of duck hunting in Stuttgart, a place where all of the guides would meet. Many celebrities stayed in the Riceland Hotel while engaging in the hunt including: actors Andy Devine, Wallace Bery, Robert Taylor and Rod Cameron; baseball player Ted Williams; publishing giants Joseph Pulitzer, Ray Long, Jim Quirrk; cartoonist Bud Fisher; industry leaders Cluett of Cluett-Peabody, and New York Jeweler Piere Cartier.”