In Berryville, barn wore many hats over 75 years

Posted: January 5, 2013 at 5:15 a.m.

The Brashears Barn, a three-story, 22,000-square-foot building at 111 E. Carl Ave. in Berryville, was built in 1938 and was ÿrst used as a lumber mill.

When fire destroyed a 75-year-old building in Berryville on Dec. 28, it felled a piece of history for many in the city of 5,356 people.

Brashears Furniture building fire

The original Brashears Furniture building in Berryville Arkansas burned to the ground Friday Dec. 28, 2012. After 75 years it had become a landmark in Berryville, located just a block off the square. Brashears had relocated the furniture store several years ago, and the building was being rented by the Good Shepherd Humane Society as a thrift store to benefit the animals. It was a significant source of income for the animal shelter. (By Doug Brashears)
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The Brashears Barn, a three-story mainstay on Carl Avenue in Berryville, burned to the ground Dec. 28. The building was the original home of Brashears...

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Arkansas, Pages 9 on 01/05/2013