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Marion in Crittenden County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Rhodes Storefronts

Circa 1925

 

—Courthouse Square Walking Trail —

 
Rhodes Storefronts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2018
1. Rhodes Storefronts Marker
Inscription. One of the city's biggest fires occurred in the early 1900's when a series of businesses in frame buildings on the east side of Court Street were destroyed by fire. Volunteer firefighters brought water from Harvard yards by train to help fight the fire but were unsuccessful in saving any of the buildings. Kerosene used for lighting was the possible cause of fire. The current structures were built by Mrs. Josie Rhodes and her daughter, Lucy Rhodes, who rebuilt the buildings with one-story brick units separated by fireproof walls.
 
Erected by the City of Marion.
 
Location. 35° 12.879′ N, 90° 11.814′ W. Marker is in Marion, Arkansas, in Crittenden County. Marker is on Court Street north of East Military Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 82 Court Street, Marion AR 72364, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Soldier's Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Crittenden Bank & Trust Company (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Confederate Soldier's Memorial (about 400 feet
View from marker of City Hall looking west. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2018
2. View from marker of City Hall looking west.
away); Marion Hotel (about 400 feet away); Crittenden County Health Department (about 400 feet away); The Loss of the Sultana (about 400 feet away); The Sultana Tragedy (about 400 feet away); Military Road (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marion.
 
Also see . . .  City website about the walking trail. (Submitted on April 18, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. DisastersIndustry & CommerceNotable Events
 
Rebuilt one-story brick buildings. image. Click for full size.
©2016 Google Streetview, June 2016
3. Rebuilt one-story brick buildings.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 18, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 72 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 18, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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