Brogdon and Hazel Produce Warehouse

Brogdon and Hazel produce warehouse on Emma Avenue, Springdale, circa 1939. Forrest Hazel and Preston Brogdon ran a bustling wholesale produce market for more than thirty years, during Springdale’s heyday as an agricultural hub where crops which were shipped out or processed locally.

In the 1930s, artist Natalie Henry was hired to paint a WPA mural for Springdale’s post office. She spent time in Springdale taking photos as a way to inform her artwork, including this scene at Brogdon and Hazel’s warehouse.

Today, Natalie Henry’s mural, “Local Industries,” hangs in the Shiloh Museum. Learn more about the mural under the “New Deal” section of our 1920 to 1950 online exhibit.

Natalie Henry, photographer. Martha Hall Collection (S-96-112-15)

Brogdon and Hazel produce wholesale warehouse on Emma Avenue, Springdale, Arkansas, circa 1939

Brogdon and Hazel produce warehouse on Emma Avenue, Springdale, circa 1939. Forrest Hazel and Preston Brogdon ran a bustling wholesale produce market for more than thirty years, during Springdale’s heyday as an agricultural hub where crops which were shipped out or processed locally.

In the 1930s, artist Natalie Henry was hired to paint a WPA mural for Springdale’s post office. She spent time in Springdale taking photos as a way to inform her artwork, including this scene at Brogdon and Hazel’s warehouse.

Today, Natalie Henry’s mural, “Local Industries,” hangs in the Shiloh Museum. Learn more about the mural under the “New Deal” section of our 1920 to 1950 online exhibit.

Natalie Henry, photographer. Martha Hall Collection (S-96-112-15)

J. A. Steele General Store

Joseph Albert Steele (1866–1931), a lifelong resident of Elm Springs (Benton County), was a storekeeper and buyer and seller of local farm products. In the May 6, 1917, issue of the Egg Reporter magazine, Steele noted a downturn in the number of eggs being brought to his store, lamenting,”There is no agitation for increasing the poultry and egg production shown in this section.”

Russell Charlesworth and Frances Reeves Collection (S-87-37-5)

Joseph Albert Steele (1866–1931), a lifelong resident of Elm Springs (Benton County), was a storekeeper and buyer and seller of local farm products. In the May 6, 1917, issue of the Egg Reporter magazine, Steele noted a downturn in the number of eggs being brought to his store, lamenting,”There is no agitation for increasing the poultry and egg production shown in this section.”

Russell Charlesworth and Frances Reeves Collection (S-87-37-5)

Wadsworth Building

Wadsworth Building, corner of Spring and Mountain streets, Eureka Springs, circa 1900. The occasion for this gathering of well-dressed folks is unknown. At the time of the photo, the building was occupied by Matthews and Hawkins Hardware Company. By 1905, that business was known as A. N. Matthews and Son. In 2019, the Wadsworth building is home to Fain Herbacy and White River Tobacco.

Virginia Vafakos Collection (S-2019-38-1)

Wadsworth Building, corner of Spring and Mountain streets, Eureka Springs, circa 1900. The occasion for this gathering of well-dressed folks is unknown. At the time of the photo, the building was occupied by Matthews and Hawkins Hardware Company. By 1905, that business was known as A. N. Matthews and Son. In 2019, the Wadsworth building is home to Fain Herbacy and White River Tobacco.

Virginia Vafakos Collection (S-2019-38-1)