The City of El Dorado, Arkansas, has a rich history as an oil "boom-town" of the 1920s. As prosperity came to the rural community, the downtown retail area manifested itself in a rich urban fabric. By the time the oil boom had stabilized, the city had reached a population of more than 20,000.
Most of the buildings constructed during the boom remain today. A few buildings constructed before the boom also remain. Today, the downtown core represents not only the physical heart of the city, but its historical heart as well.