Main Street Argenta
Main Street Argenta (MSA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the redevelopment of downtown North Little Rock, Arkansas. Main Street Argenta is a project founded by the Main Street Arkansas Division of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program is a part of the Arkansas Department of Heritage.
Argenta, the former name of the city, is a derivation of the Latin word for silver: "argentum." The name took this name from 1904 to 1917 because of a silver mine then operating beyond the northern border of the city.
The director of Main Street Argenta is Michael Drake.
- Laura Stevens, "Argenta Backers Say No Looking Back Now; Downtown NLR Renewal Has Passed 'Tipping Point,'" Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, August 10, 2008.