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1900’s – Eason’s Drug Store in Jacksonport

1900’s – Eason’s Drug Store in Jacksonport

Said by residents to be the original Tunstall Tavern in Jacksonport, renamed the Robert E. Lee saloon after the Civil War, this was a favorite watering hole for men of the town.  The outside stairway, large central chimney, and upper gallery place it architecturally...

1890’s – M.L. Cohn & Company Downtown Newport

1890’s – M.L. Cohn & Company Downtown Newport

A picture of the new post office under construction also includes on eof the few views of the Newport Opera House.  Built in 1892, it was considered to be the most elegantly furnished opera house north of Little Rock.  On the right across Second Street is the first...

1915 – Flood at Jackson County Courthouse in Newport

1915 – Flood at Jackson County Courthouse in Newport

Located on the southwest corner of Front and Hazel Streets, the M.L. Cohn Company became a leading mercantile establishments in early Newport, later occupied by the Sterling Store.  M.L. Cohn was closely related to the M.M. Cohn who founded the upscale clothing store...

1900’s – Jackson Guard Reunion Circa 1900

1900’s – Jackson Guard Reunion Circa 1900

The Van Nuys Hotel and Restaurant next to the depot was built soon after the railroad station and was a popular restaurant in Newport.  Men's clubs met here for weekly luncheons, people went for Sunday dinners, and it was the only restaurant in Newport that stayed...