Almer Store

The Almer Store is a historic commercial building at 824 Columbia Street in Helena, Arkansas. Built sometime in the 1870s by Swiss immigrants, it is one of the oldest commercial buildings in Phillips County. Ulrich Almer is claimed to have built the store out of the parts of a raft he and his wife floated down the Mississippi River. The Almer's were dairy farmers, who sold their milk products from the building, which later became more of a neighborhood market. It was in danger of demolition in the early 1970s when it was acquired by the Phillips County Historical Society and restored.


The Almer Store is a historic commercial building at 824 Columbia Street in Helena, Arkansas. Built sometime in the 1870s by Swiss immigrants, it is one of the oldest commercial buildings in Phillips County. Ulrich Almer is claimed to have built the store out of the parts of a raft he and his wife floated down the Mississippi River. The Almer's were dairy farmers, who sold their milk products from the building, which later became more of a neighborhood market. It was in danger of demolition in the early 1970s when it was acquired by the Phillips County Historical Society and restored.
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