Dugan-Stuart Building

20
City/Town: Hot Springs
Location Class: Hotel/Motel
Year Built: 1904
Year Abandoned: 1983
Status: Abandoned
Photojournalist: Michael SchwarzGrant King

Looking above altered first floor storefronts the Dugan-Stuart building remains a testimony to the early 20th century architecture. Built in 1904 four at house medical offices, this building has two identical splayed wings, camped with a massive cornice with dentils and modillions. Note the rich terra-cotta embellishing the top corners. Later the medical offices were converted into a hotel in the 40’s. Windows in each wing in sets of three, have banded brick forming posters between them. Fifth floor windows and art, note the round windows between them. Originally between the two halves was a column supported pediment entrance way one could into to go to the famous basement bowling alley. This bowling alley was used as a hideout by most of the gangsters from the 20s.

Dugan-stuart-oldSome of the upper floors used to be wide open areas until the building was converted into a hotel. Note the ceiling on some of the upper floor photos. You can see where the original decoration in cases the steel beams just below where the ceiling starts. Each door handle has the initials “D&S” (for Dugan & Stuart) engraved and still has a majority of 40’s hotel interior. From light fixtures, bathrooms, tiling, elevator doors and much more.

The lower floors in the past have housed various sundry shops, however today the building has been purchased and is undergoing major renovations starting in the first part of 2015.

Liked it? Help AAR take action to save some of these places on Patreon! Donations will help fund clean ups, securing of buildings and hopeful restorations as we work with the owners who want to bring them back to life.
Share.

20
Leave a Reply

avatar
13 Comment threads
7 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Ann I
Guest
Ann I

Some beautiful potential….hope the renovators save all the gorgeous architectural details…railings, etc. looks like condo potential!

Teresa
Guest
Teresa

Where is this located. Can't tell from the pictures.

Kim S.
Guest
Kim S.

I have to ask… where are the pics of the bowling alley?

Deanna
Guest
Deanna

Instead of letting them sit there and rot, why don't the owners of these places gut them and sell some of the stuff. Like the office door, for example, that's still in tact and beautifully constructed. Or the hand-laid tile pieces…

Jody M
Guest
Jody M

Is this the Medical Arts building on Central?

Kathy F.
Guest
Kathy F.

No it is a different building. Currently has some shops on the street level- you need to look up —

Rhonda G
Guest
Rhonda G

The "abandoned" sites are great,,, you can easily be there for hours,,,,

Lesa P
Guest
Lesa P

Such a beautiful building. Am glad someone has acquired it. Will be awesome when restored.

Michael Taylor
Guest
Michael Taylor

Beautiful building. Glad it's getting some attention, and renovation!

WWinslow
Guest
WWinslow

Oh let me at it. I would love to restore this baby.

Alyssa
Guest
Alyssa

Beautiful. I would love to live in a place that has as much character. Thank you for all the posts. I think I missed my calling

Michael W Goodrum
Guest

when did this building close

matt payne
Guest
matt payne

I love y'all pics!! I enjoy looking to see what y'all do next keep up the good work bro

Marisa
Guest
Marisa

What are the $2 dollar things on the wall?

Copyright 2012-2016 by AbandonedAR.com - AbandonedArkansas@gmail.com - Designed By Michael Schwarz - Disclaimer