Cowley Antique Mall very appropriately operates in a are historic section of Arkansas City, in the Zadie Block building. Read more about this historic building below!
Zadie Building History
The “Zadie Block” is a late 19th & 20th Century Classical Revival construction and is a part of the Arkansas City Historic District. The building is first recorded in 1912. It is listed in 1912 and in 1925 as housing a barbershop and a billiard hall. 210 was listed at that time as housing “Eagle Jewelry”. In 1930, the jeweler changed hands and became “Eiffler”.
In 1938 the building was first listed as separate addresses with 208 an 210 and housing a Townsend’s Department Store. In 1947, it was listed as a furniture store and shows 208 and 210 as a single store, separate from 206. Also at that time, the upstairs of 206-210 is listed as “Zadie building” with eight different professional offices recorded doing business therein.
By 1952, Sears was listed as occupying 208, and Kroger at 210. In 1962, Gambles replaced Kroger. In 1976, 208-210 housed Litwin’s Western Wear. In 2011, 208-210 became Summit Antique Mall, and in 2017 it changed ownership to become Land Rush Antique Mall and underwent extensive renovation
In 2018 it was again purchased by the current owner due to unfortunate medical circumstances of the previous owner and the antique mall was retained, with a book store and coffee shop having been added.
Cowley New & Used Book Cafe and Antique Mall is your source for new books below retail price, and used books to read in-store while you nibble on pastries and sip your favorite flavored coffee! We are located in the historic downtown district and offer a variety of retail items including Antique Furniture, Primitives, Vintage Jewelry, Kitchen Collectibles and more.
Cowley New & Used Book Cafe and Antique Mall carries a large variety of new and used books of every genre for readers of all ages. We are working on creating a large children’s area complete with books and toys to keep the little ones busy while parents shop!
We also have a lounge with ample lighting and comfortable seating for the college crowd to relax. We have multiple outlets for charging laptops and phones and offer free WiFi.
Are you interested in consigning your products in our store? Download our Consigners Application HERE
Download an Application for Employment with Cowley New & Used Book Cafe HERE.
Cowley New & Used Book Cafe is an equal opportunity employer.