106 N. Broadway
Qualified Opportunity Zone
Historic Tax Credit Eligible
Local MSSS Grant Eligible
Located in National Register District
The Felts building was constructed between 1904 and 1908, housing a music store in the 1910s, a bakery in the 1920s, and Felt’s Family Shoe Store in the 1930s. It is currently home to Square Six Technologies. Though the storefront is not original, this one-story brick masonry building possesses traditional storefront architectural features of the early 20th century: a recessed entry, large display windows, transom windows, and decorative wooden pier panels and bulkheads.
The storefront had been covered in stucco in the mid-20th century which was later removed to reveal its historic masonry beneath. Unfortunately, during the stucco streamlining process, the original decorative brickwork on the cornice of the facade was chipped away to create a completely smooth face for the stucco. Fortunately, due to the continued integrity of the traditional-styled new storefront and the renewal of the brick masonry, the building is now contributing to the downtown historic district. The building’s return to contributing status was approved by the National Register in 2018.
For more information on this building’s history, contact the Siloam Springs Museum at Don@siloamspringsmuseum.com. For information on building improvement consultation, grants and tax credit opportunities, contact Main Street Siloam Springs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Felt’s Family Shoe Store, c. 1940, Siloam Springs Museum.
Square Six Technologies, d. 2020, Main Street Siloam Springs.