In October 1992, the Mosaic Templars Building
Preservation Society was organized for the purpose of securing and
rehabilitating the Mosaic Templars headquarters building and currently
holds 501(c)(3) status. Listed in the National Register of Historic
Places, the structure is one of only three major landmarks remaining
from the "Heyday" of West Ninth
Street, and was once the hub of black business and social life
in Little Rock and the surrounding area.
The effort to save the Mosaic Templars Building and the idea of
its potential use, at least in part, as a museum and/or cultural
center, have struck a common chord, to bring together people from
all walks of life.
In October 1993 in furtherance of the partnership agreement with
our Society, the City of Little Rock purchased the building outright.
It is now our task to raise the money necessary to complete this
The Mosaic Templars Building, always a symbol of hope and achievement,
is as vital now to the people of Little Rock as it was after the
turn of the last century. Please join
us in the noble effort to restore this historic monument and
preserve related community history.
Board of Directors, 2003
Mosaic Templars of America Building Preservation Society
(Left to right:) Dr. John W. Graves, Dr. Rapheal Lewis, Mary Lois Hardin, Ellen T. Carpenter (President), Professor Linda Kamara (rear), John Cain, Maud Woods, Constance Sarto (rear), Dr. Stephen Schaefer, Dr. Andre Guerrero (Not Pictured: Erma Franks)