The Fishback Block in 1872

The Fishback Block in 1872 (HM13A9)

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

N 35° 23.309', W 94° 25.61'

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In 1870, ground was broken for the three-story Fishback Block on the site of Jeremiah Kannady's blacksmith shop which manufactured Bowie knives for the Confederate Army. The builder, future Gov. William Meade Fishback (1831-1903), named the 7,000 square foot third floor ballroom after his wife, Adelaide Miller Fishback. Adelaide Hall quickly became the scene of grand balls, beautiful dinner parties, wedding receptions, public meetings and firey political gatherings. City Hall was relocated here. In 1885 the building burned to the ground, Fishback's new two-story building in the same style would be named Adelaide Hall in honor of his wife who had died three years earlier. 110 years later, Adelaide Hall was purchased and completely restored by Richard and Jaunice Griffin.
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HM NumberHM13A9
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Year Placed2012
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Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 3:09pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 370413 N 3917060
Decimal Degrees35.38848333, -94.42683333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 23.309', W 94° 25.61'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 23' 18.54" N, 94° 25' 36.60" W
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Area Code(s)501, 479
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 423-449 Garrison Ave, Fort Smith AR 72901, US
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