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Barbee-Berry Mercantile Building

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THIS IS A STOP ON THE SALADO NATIONAL LANDMARKS TOUR - PLEASE RESPECT THE PROPERTY OF ANY PRIVATE BUSINESS OR RESIDENTS AT THIS LANDMARK.

Few commercial buildings remain from Salado's earliest years. The Barbee-Berry Mercantile Building , built around 1870 at the comer of Main and Royal streets, housed one of the earliest mercantile businesses, and exhibits fine masonry craftsmanship in i t s construction. The three-bay front is constructed of dressed ashlar, and marked with second-floor windows with six-over-six lights and a handsome, exaggerated comice. Typically, the side and rear facades were constructed with less costly, quarry-faced ashlar. Though the building has been adapted for continued use, i t remains a fine, essentially intact example of 19th-century commercial architecture.
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