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Kocourek and Son Store

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1892. 56 E. North Front St.
  • PR3 Kocdurek and Son, Hazen St., Hazen, AR (Photograph by Claudia Shannon)

This former hardware store of John Kocourek has barely changed since it was built. The two-and-a-half-story brick structure has two store-fronts with plate glass windows and a recessed central entrance shaded by a corrugated metal awning supported on four metal posts. The rectangular windows of the second floor are bordered by shallow-arched brick detailing, and brick corbeling edges the cornice. Rectangular vents along the upper section are separated by brick pilasters. The interior, although somewhat rearranged, retains the hardware store fittings, the hand-powered elevator, the wooden floors and tin ceilings, and the original cash register. The store faces the railroad tracks in the center of the town’s commercial district, which gave it ideal visibility for customers arriving by train.

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, "Kocourek and Son Store", [Hazen, 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, 256-256.

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