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Eureka Springs in Carroll County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Three Flat-Irons

 
 
The Three Flat-Irons Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2012
1. The Three Flat-Irons Marker
Inscription.

The original Flat-Iron Building was constructed within sight of Basin Springs in the year 1880. It housed the town's first banking establishment and was the first structure made of brick among hundreds of wood buildings. The unusual three-sided, four story structure featured wood trim and a wraparound porch between second and third floors.

In 1890 a fire began in the nearby Perry House Hotel which destroyed several buildings, including the Flat-iron.

A second Flat-Iron was constructed on the site within a short time. The three-story building was made of brick with elaborate limestone ornamentation and a pressed metal cornice. In 1900 the building housed the Frisco Saloon with business offices and a lodge hall on upper floors.

In 1925 the second Flat-Iron succumbed to fire. The brick and stone remains were taken down and the site stood vacant until 1989 when the third Flat-iron was constructed, incorporating architectural design elements of both previous structures
 
Erected by the Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Community Development Partnership.
 
Location. 36° 24.146′ N, 93° 44.22′ W. Marker is in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, in Carroll County. Marker is at the
Marker Photo of First Flat-Iron Bldg image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, pre/1890
2. Marker Photo of First Flat-Iron Bldg
intersection of Spring Street and Center Street, on the right when traveling north on Spring Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 Center Street, Eureka Springs AR 72632, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Perry House - Basin Park Hotel (a few steps from this marker); Law Offices of F. O. Butt (within shouting distance of this marker); The Stone Walls (within shouting distance of this marker); The Springs (within shouting distance of this marker); Citizen's Bank Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish-American and World War Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Basin Park Sycamore (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Southern Hotel (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Eureka Springs.
 
Also see . . .  Eureka Springs Preservation Society, Inc. (Submitted on February 15, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Marker Photo of Second Flat-Iron Bldg image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, pre/1925
3. Marker Photo of Second Flat-Iron Bldg
<i>Spring Street, Eureka Springs, Ark.</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by Hawley & Co., Book Store, circa 1910
4. Spring Street, Eureka Springs, Ark.
Looking north on Spring Street, with the Basin Park Hotel on the left, and the second version of the Flat-Iron Building on the right. Based on the photographic perspective, the position of the foliage, and the position of the pedestrian on the left side of the building, it seems likely that this tinted postcard and the image in the preceding panel were based on the same photograph.
The Flat-Iron Building image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2012
5. The Flat-Iron Building
The Third Flat-Iron Bldg image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2012
6. The Third Flat-Iron Bldg
Marker is on wall between the stairs and the Quilt Shop awning
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 289 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on .   5, 6. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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