(36) Shann Building

Built: 1890

Address: 140 South Chicago Street

Although the cornice and corner are missing, the Shann Building is a significant structure because it was the first commercial sandstone building constructed in Hot Springs. The original owner operated a butcher shop with sleeping rooms above. A round ached triumvirate of windows with hood molding and simulated pilasters highlight the second floor. Heavy lintels are used on the two flat-topped openings while lug sills appear on all the windows. Notice the large stones that separate the two stories. 

Interesting Facts:

  • The Shann is the oldest commercial stone building in the downtown area.