July 1, 1907
Bishop John Baptist Morris purchased a 720-acre farm, which, at the time, was about four miles north of what is now North Little Rock (Pulaski County) to be the site of St. Joseph’s Home, built by the Catholic Diocese of Little Rock. St. Joseph’s Home sits on a summit overlooking North Little Rock and offers picturesque views of the Arkansas River and Pinnacle Mountain. Since 1910, the home has been a source of refuge for many Arkansans, children and elderly, as well as U.S. Army officers of World War I. It was placed the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.