Statehouse Convention Center

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The Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. Photo by Phil Frana.

The Statehouse Convention Center is a meeting, exhibition, and ballroom complex located in downtown Little Rock, Arkansas, at the corner of Markham and Main streets. The convention center was built in 1980 on the sites of the historic Grady Manning Hotel and Marion Hotel. The convention center was funded by a revenue bond issue of $27.4 million.

Bill Clinton held his gubernatorial inauguration balls in this convention center, and the site was the gathering place for print and television media during the presidential election nights of 1992 and 1996.

In 1999 the convention center underwent a $22.5 million renovation and expansion.

The Statehouse Convention Center is located at the corner of Markham & Main.


  • Kyle Brazzel, "Wallis Blair Allen," Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, July 4, 1999.
  • "Statehouse Convention Center Expansion," Arkansas Times, 1999.

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