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.

More Information 
The History of El Dorado
The El Dorado Commercial Historic District
The Mahony Historic District
The Murphy-Hill Historic District
Historic District Commission
Preserve America



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