Town & Country / A. Stone Building
Tour Stop 4
Town & Country / A. Stone BuildingAnybody know what "queensware" is? Well, that's what was sold in this location from the 1880's until the 1920's. Along with silverware,"queensware" refers to items for the home.
Originally the site of a 2-story brick building built in 1872, this 1920's building was owned by Amanda Stone, the daughter of wealthy merchant Stephen K. Stone, whose house we'll see later in the tour. She was a very popular woman from a very successful family, and was called Miss Amanda her entire life, perhaps to distinguish from her mother who was also named Amanda.
This building was also the home of Price-Walker Clothing, later Price-Patton Clothing. They were purveyors of fine men's clothing on the square for 60 years in various locations.
The Town & Country Shop is the longest running retail business still on the square, having first started on the northwest corner of the Square in 1960 and moving to this location in 1984.
Photo Courtesy of: Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville History provided by: Gary Coover, Coover Consultants