The Three Flat-Irons

The Three Flat-Irons (HM170F)

Location: Eureka Springs, AR 72632 Carroll County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 24.146', W 93° 44.22'

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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 prevouis structures
HM NumberHM170F
Placed ByThe Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Community Development Partnership
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Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 7:50am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 433914 N 4028837
Decimal Degrees36.40243333, -93.73700000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 24.146', W 93° 44.22'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 24' 8.76" N, 93° 44' 13.20" W
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Area Code(s)501, 479
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 84 Center St, Eureka Springs AR 72632, US
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