W.J. Murphy - Eads Brothers Building in 1903

W.J. Murphy - Eads Brothers Building in 1903 (HM13A8)

Location: Fort Smith, AR 72901 Sebastian County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 23.294', W 94° 25.622'

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The first mention of this property is from 1838 when it was part of the brickyard that manufactured bricks to build the second Fort Smith. In 1877 the City Hotel was built here. In 1897, identical buildings were constructed to house the W.J. Murphy Harness and Saddlery Company at 410-12 Garrison. In 1901, Charles and Louis Eads established Eads Brothers Furniture Company in the former Rodgers-Wade building. In 1923, Eads Brothers purchased the Murphy building, removing the walls and combining the buildings. After 95 years in the same location, Eads Brothers relocated not long before the April 21, 1996 tornado hit downtown Fort Smith and Van Buren. The Eads Brothers building survived with minor damage but three days later on April 24, the building exploded into flames soon after the utilities services were reconnected. Three other adjacent businesses were destroyed in the ensuing fire.
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HM NumberHM13A8
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Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 7:50pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 370394 N 3917032
Decimal Degrees35.38823333, -94.42703333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 23.294', W 94° 25.622'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 23' 17.64" N, 94° 25' 37.32" W
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Area Code(s)501, 479
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 422-448 Garrison Ave, Fort Smith AR 72901, US
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