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Discovering Dreamland

By The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

This article was published October 24, 2011 at 10:28 a.m.

At Ninth and State streets in downtown Little Rock, the historic brick building wedged against Interstate 630 survived long after all of its neighbors fell to make way for newer buildings, parking space, or simply empty lots, Linda S. Caillouet writes in Tuesday’s Style section.

But 20 years ago, the regal building appeared doomed to the same fate.

Kerry McCoy, owner of Arkansas Flag and Banner, fell in love with the three-story building at 800 W. Ninth and wanted to move her business, then in a house on North Little Rock’s Main Street, there. She bought the building in 1990.

At the time, many wondered if she’d lost her mind. Everyone who traveled I-630 could see its roof had caved in. And it wasn’t any better inside.

Read all about the rich history and extensive restoration of Taborian Hall and its Dreamland Ballroom.

Read tomorrow's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.

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