by Sam Clanton
BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The Downtown Berryville Commercial Historic District is now officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The district, centered around the city’s public square, includes buildings dating back to the 1880s.
Arkansas Historic Preservation Program Director Frances McSwain says the district represents an important era as Berryville developed from a pioneer trading center to a regionally-significant commercial city.
She says the predominately brick-clad, one-to-two story buildings display popular styles of the late 19th century, including Queen Anne and Colonial Revival architecture.
The National Register of Historic Places is the United States’ official list of historically significant properties.