Volume 4 | 2021 | October
QQA Chronicle, 4th Quarter, 2021
In This Edition:
  • 2021 56th Tour of Homes
  • Preservation Conversations for 4th Quarter 2021
  • Membership Meeting & Holiday Social Reminders
  • Education on Social Media
  • Memorial for Lenora Steinkamp
2021 Tour of Homes
2021 Tour of Homes in Pettaway Starts Saturday October 2!

Join the QQA while we celebrate the Pettaway Neighborhood of Little Rock!

October 2-3, 2021

General Admission Tickets: $20.00 in advance

Candlelight Tour & Champagne Stations: $50.00 in advance

The 56th Tour of Homes will include historic and infill houses of the historic Pettaway neighborhood, as originally planned for 2020. The tour is QQA’s oldest function and fosters appreciation of historic buildings and neighborhoods. It is also one of our most effective methods of changing perceptions about historic neighborhoods and for recruiting new residents.

Special Note About Covid-19: All ticketholders and volunteers will be required to wear a mask inside the homes, and will be required to show proof of vaccination against Covid-19 when they pick up tickets. Questions? Email [email protected].
Don't want to buy tickets in advance or need to know where to check in for the tour?

Ticket Booth 1: Kleinschmidt House, 621 E. 16th Street, Little Rock.
Ticket Booth 2: Pettaway Community Garden, 1812 Rock Street, Little Rock.
Education & Events
Upcoming 2021 Events
As more and more people are getting vaccinated against Covid-19, the QQA has decided to bring back our in-person events during the later half of 2021! We will still observe social distancing, capacity, and masking requirements as suggested by the CDC. Email [email protected] if you want more information on our safety guidelines.
Annual Membership Meeting
& Greater Little Rock Preservation Awards
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Mosaic Templars Cultural Center
5:00 Reception
6:00 Business Meeting and Presentation of Awards

We'll send more information as the event date gets closer.
Holiday Social
Saturday, December 4, 2021
Governor's Mansion Historic District
This winter we are planning a special holiday social for December 4, 2021. We will divide up into groups and visit three historic houses, decorated for the season. Each stop on this holly jolly celebration will have cocktails and appetizers. At the end of the evening, after everyone has visited all three sites, we will gather back together at the Governor's Mansion for live entertainment by Rodney Block, and to sip champagne, enjoy dessert and have an opportunity to bid on one of a kind pieces by local artists in a silent auction. Each attendee will receive a special keepsake to commemorate the night. Keep an eye out for more information. Tickets will be $100 per person.
Upcoming Preservation Conversations
October 14: Flora, Fauna and Faces: Reading Cemetery Symbolism by Holly Hope

Join the QQA for a discussion of historic symbolism or iconography in Arkansas’s cemeteries.
It is a look at the roots of such images and the meanings behind them. We will also explore the evolution of funerary symbolism.

Time: 6:00 pm, via Zoom and YouTube Live
November 11: The New Madrid Earthquakes of 1811-12, The Quapaw Nation, and Little Rock by Jonathan Hancock, Ph.D.

Join the QQA on a Zoom Webinar and YouTube Live broadcast as Hendrix Professor, Jonathan T. Hancock, Ph.D., shares discoveries and thoughts from his most recent publication, Convulsed States: Earthquakes, Prophecy and the Remaking of Early America. We will discuss the New Madrid earthquake of 1812, and how it impacted the indigenous people of Arkansas.

Time: 6:00 pm, via Zoom and YouTube Live.
December 9: The Butterfield House at Pinnacle Mountain State Park by Shayla Albey

Join the QQA on a Zoom Webinar and YouTube Live broadcast for a conversation with preservation planner, Shayla Albey, about the Butterfield House at Pinnacle Mountain State Park. The Butterfield House was originally constructed as a two-story, four room dog trot log house, as early as 1877 and has undergone major changes over the decades. We will discuss the noted Arkansans tied to the property and plans for rehabilitation.

Time: 6:00 pm, via Zoom and YouTube Live.
QQArchitectural Vocabulary on Social Media
Make sure to check out our new monthly feature on social media: QQArchitectural Vocabulary! We post these the first Friday of every month to teach our members and followers a little more about architecture and architectural history. Participate by posting images of a particular month's vocabulary term, and you can win some QQA Swag!
Lenora Steinkamp 1949-2021
In Memory of a Long-Time QQA Supporter & Preservationist
Lenora Hinson Blaylock Steinkamp in the Gibb House, 1975.
Lenora Hinson Blaylock Steinkamp and her son Jordan in the Gibb House, 1981.
Lenora Hinson Blaylock Steinkamp and Richard Steinkamp, Candlelight Dinner, QQA Tour of Homes, 2019.
Long-time preservationist and QQA supporter, Lenora Hinson Blaylock Steinkamp, passed away on September 17, 2021. Her funeral service took place on September 24, 2021 at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral.

Lenora was born September 4, 1949 to Elbert Oren Hinson and Carlene Hinson of Little Rock. She graduated from Hall High School. She earned a BA from the University of Arkansas and a MA from the University of Central Arkansas. She had several careers, including teaching for over 30 years in Little Rock and Washington, D.C. She also worked in catering, food styling, and real estate. She served as a demonstration teacher when kindergarten was started in the Little Rock School district, and according to her obituary “she taught over six hundred children and tied over 10,000 shoelaces.”

After her first husband passed away in 1986, Lenora married Richard Steinkamp. They moved to Washington, D.C. with the Clinton Administration. When they retired, they returned to Little Rock. There, Lenora was active on the vestry for Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, the Mount Holly Cemetery board, the Aesthetic Club, and book clubs. She loved to throw dinner parties for friends.

She is first mentioned in the QQA Chronicle in 1975, after she purchased the Gibb House at 1801 S. Arch Street with her first husband, Wallace Blaylock. This home was part of the Tour of Homes in 1977 and again in 1979. Lenora was involved in the rehabilitation of several historic houses and most recently chaired the 2019 QQA Tour of Homes Candlelight Dinner.  

Lenora is survived by her husband, Richard Steinkamp, her sons Jordan David (Sarah) and Zachary Wallace (Chelsea) Blaylock, and her sister Sherry Brickey. Other survivors are two stepdaughters Alison (Kevin) Welch and their children Sophie and Benjamin and Kristin Shivley (Sean) and her four sons. Memorials may be made to The Mount Holly Cemetery Association, P. O. Box 250118, Little Rock, AR 72225.