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Standard Ice Company

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1926. 517 S. Main St.
  • (Photograph by Ruth Hawkins)

This attractive building accommodated the office, warehouse, cold storage, and packing areas of an ice company; it is a building type of which few survive. The Spanish Colonial Revival building is constructed of brick and plastered on the exterior, and the pilasters framing the ends of the facade are topped with ball finials. An awning shelters the door and windows, and above it is the building’s name in large letters. Alternating white and brown glazed bricks line the cornice, and this is topped by a horizontal green tile band and a green tile roof. The company supplied residential and commercial establishments with ice in the time before refrigerators were commonplace. Access doors for the ice trucks were at the side. The company closed in 1958 when residential refrigeration became standard, and the building is now used for office space.

Writing Credits

Cyrus A. Sutherland with Gregory Herman, Claudia Shannon, Jean Sizemore Jeannie M. Whayne and Contributors


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Cyrus A. Sutherland with Gregory Herman, Claudia Shannon, Jean Sizemore Jeannie M. Whayne and Contributors, "Standard Ice Company", [Stuttgart, Arkansas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Arkansas

Buildings of Arkansas, Cyrus A. Sutherland and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2018, 265-266.

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