The Phoenix Block -- Fort Smith AR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 35° 23.244 W 094° 25.542
15S E 370514 N 3916938
Quick Description: Fire and renewal on Fort Smith are retold on this historic marker.
Location: Arkansas, United States
Date Posted: 1/19/2015 7:53:06 PM
Waymark Code: WMN8NC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member arkansas stickerdude
Views: 1

Long Description:
A city marker preserves the history of the aptly-named Phoenix Block in downtown Fort Smith.

The marker reads as follows:

"THE PHOENIX BLOCK

From 1836 to 1878, the log cabin of Jeremiah and Sofia Kannady stood on the present day 500 block of Garrison Avenue. In that cabin, Kannady’s uncle John Rogers, founder of the city, died in 1860. In 1877, Kannady sold land around his cabin to make room for new commercial buildings. A wood frame building at Garrison and North Fifth was occupied by Berman’s dry goods, when a two-story brick building for the confectioners Guler & Brunoldi and a general merchandise store of Haglin & Pape was completed next to it in September 1877. More buildings would be built east to the alley. On September 12, 1883, a fire leveled all the structures from Fifth Street to the alley. A unified brick complex nicknamed the Phoenix Block rose from the ashes and was completed by April 1884. The elegant cornices of galvanized iron were manufactured in Fort Smith by August Reichert."
History of Marker:
city marker installed in 2003


Link to Marker: Not listed

Additional Parking: Not Listed

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