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Case Building

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1877. 101 E. Main St.
  • (Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, A Division of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, Mason Toms, photographer)

This structure is the oldest surviving commercial building in Batesville, and its contractor was Sarah Case, widow of George Case, the builder of the Garrott House (IN7) and other residences in town. George Case also operated retail businesses downtown in the 1850s and 1860s, and following his death in 1864, his widow took over some of the businesses to support their large family. The two-story brick building has large display windows and a recessed entrance framed by iron columns supporting the upper facade, which features Italianate arched windows with pressed metal hoods. Concluding the building is a dentiled cornice and a parapet. An attractive pressed metal ceiling caps the ground floor interior. The name of W. B. Menard painted on the wall above the entrance refers to his later ownership of the grocery store here.

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, "Case Building", [Batesville, 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, 82-82.

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