This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior, Arkansas Historic Preservation Society.The FlagandBanner.com headquarters and storefront resides in the same building as the historic Taborian Hall and the Dreamland Ballroom that once showcased legendary musicians of the 1930’s.
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Kerry McCoy, purchased Taborian Hall as a new home for her business, Arkansas Flag and Banner. Through Ms. McCoy’s efforts, the building has been preserved. She is now in the preliminary stages of renovating the legendary Dreamland Ballroom, an effort to save and to share this magnificent auditorium with the community. The million dollar renovation project is expected to break ground in 2011, with completion targeted for 2012. The New Dreamland Ballroom will reopen as an event center and be available to rent in late 2012. Local architectural firm, Heiple & Wiedower, is leading restoration efforts on Dreamland Ballroom.
Arkansas’s FlagandBanner.com welcomes the public to browse the first floor factory showroom, filled with all things patriotic and flying the red, white and blue…a fitting enterprise for a building with such a proud heritage. FlagandBanner.com also offers Dreamland Ballroom t-shirts to commemorate the heritage of the building. Showroom hours are Monday - Friday 8 am to 5:30 pm and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about Dreamland through these articles from Porter Briggs The Voice of the South. These links will open in a new window.
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Temple of Dreams
Dreamland in the Movies
Dreamland Ballroom was a proud host to musical greats such as:
♦ Ray Charles
♦ Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra
♦ B. B. King, The Blues Boy
♦ Lloyd Armon and Swingsters
♦ Duke Ellington
♦ Jimmy Witherspoon
♦ Blind Al Hibbler
♦ Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzie Gillespie
♦ Etta “Wallflower” James
♦ "Tear Drop Girl" Ruth Brown
♦ Nat “King” Cole and His Trio
♦ Louis Jordan