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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The ever-evolving Arcade building has a new addition on Friday, thanks to UALR students and staff.

    Visitors can now see a massive mural depicting the building's 45 year life-span in the lobby. The work of art depicts the arcade building from creation to destruction, reconstruction and growth.

    Archivist Shannon Lausch explained what sparked the idea in the first place.
    "People wonder why was it called the arcade, why was it torn down, and what happened to the original one, so I did a little research and I thought it would make for a compelling story and so we kind of investigated this idea of doing this exhibit," said Lausch.

    As for the explanation of the building's title, officially the word "Arcade" means a bisecting, open-ended tunnel.

    Built in the early 20th century, it was an up and coming architectural feature that allowed shoppers to stroll and window-shop indoors.

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