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Eureka Springs Historical Museum (Calif House)

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1889. 95 S. Main St.
  • (Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, A Division of the Department of Arkansas Heritage)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)

With its rusticated limestone walls and bracketed mansard roof covered in pressed copper shingles, this building is a major presence on Main Street. For many years Samuel Calif, who came here from Iowa, operated a small grocery/general store on the ground floor, had his family residence above, and boarding rooms in the recessed wing of the building, which is fronted by a two-story porch. The building was restored and opened in 1971 as a museum and exhibit space, focusing on the history of the city.

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, "Eureka Springs Historical Museum (Calif House)", [Eureka Springs, 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, 67-67.

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