The Castleberry Building

For Over a century the Castleberry Building has stood on the corner of Main Street in Salem, Arkansas. Built in 1904 by entrepreneurial brothers, W.M. Castleberry & B.H. Castleberry, to house their mercantile store aptly named: The Castleberry Mercantile.

The History

The Castleberry Building History

From the beginning, the Castleberry brothers had their sights on expansion and prosperity. Their entrepreneurial journey began as tenants in a neighboring town square building, operating under the name Castleberry & Co, Mercantile. In 1990 the wooden structure was erected, bearing their family name and marking forever in history the corner of Main Street, Salem Arkansas.

Our Story

Hi! We are Leslie & John Scribner and along with our four kids: Glendon, Phoebe, Marshall, & Jewell, we are the owners of the Castleberry Building. What began as a dream of owning a retail store has developed into a passion for restoration and renovation. Taking on an old building is not for the faint of heart and only through God’s Holy Spirit were John and I convinced that this was what we were supposed to do. Not just buy any old building but we were to purchase this building, The Castleberry Building.  And so it begins, our journey to uncover the history of this building, applying for historical designations and starting the process of restoring this beautiful 1904 structure.

Shop on the Corner

I have dreamed of owning a boutique since 2008 when I received my first Embroidery machine. I would catch myself saying “it would be so fun to own a store!”.  What started out as a side hobby sewing for my friends, out of the spare room of our basement then developed into a boutique craft fair booth and will now be a retail store in a historic building on Main Street.

Castleberry Gear

Shop Castleberry Gear inspired by the Historic Buillding. Apparel, Cups, Mugs, Stickers, Bags, Gear for all ages.