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Last week I noticed another tin building across the street (Pleasure St) from this one. It is also tin and not used very much anymore. Look at the two. They look like twins! They also probably date back to railroad days and were on separate sides of the tracks.
That is the Google image. Now here's the Google image of Wilson's (6 comments)
The old court house in Searcy Arkansas had a big party. Get Down Downtown 2010. - 09/27/10 09:28 PM
The court house in Searcy Arkansas dates back to 1869 when bids were taken to build it. Bids were taken and it did cost more than the $25,000 that had been appropriated. It had the North and South wings added around 1912. The picture below was sent to me by a blog friend and shows a band some time a LONG time ago posing outside the courthouse.
The court house has been in continuous operation since built and has seen some great festivities and some sad times. At the Get Down Downtown Festival Sept 25 and 26 people gathered from miles (14 comments)
The Musical Event Of The Decade -- Wheatloaf Road Trip Film - 09/26/10 04:23 PM
I feel so honored to have been an invited guest to this concert. I had front row seats and even had my picture taken by the people who put this concert together. Be sure to enjoy the youtube. It's bound to become one that gets more hits than Revolution of Dance! Via Steven L. Smith, Bellingham, Wa. Home Inspector (King of the House Home Inspection, Inc): This is going to be one of the biggest Active Rain happenings of the year. Cousin to Nutsy, Wheatloaf, has just completed the first cut of his recent world concert tour video. And, yes, at one (13 comments)
Picture of a house removed in Searcy Arkansas. It was for sale at the time of photo. - 09/25/10 08:20 AM
My real estate career dates back to 1979 when I obtained my real estate license. I admit that before that I was pretty oblivious to houses, history, city growth or anything related to housing. Raising kids is a job that can wipe out your energy for other things. This blog, and the fast-becoming-famous Searcy Sleuths, have given me a greater appreciation for history and the old houses around Searcy Arkansas. The Sleuths love a mystery so here's one for today. Where, ye Searcy Sleuths, was this house? You can't walk the Google path and find it because it is gone. You (24 comments)
Searcy girl has rejection letter from Disney in 1938. Anybody know Mary V Ford? - 09/23/10 08:35 AM
This letter was pointed out to me by a reader. Go to this link and check it out. It is a great letter sent to a Mary V Ford in Searcy Arkansas. The reader wanted to know if we here in Searcy know who she was or which house she lived in. I visited with one Searcy veteran and she said there was a physician Ford. She said he lived on Center Street. So Searcy Sleuths.....this may be a hard one. But the letter is priceless, isn't it? (30 comments)
A great view of the old library at Spring Park in Searcy Arkansas. - 09/20/10 08:11 AM
This great picture which I've never seen before was sent to me by Robert Fuller, who grew up in Searcy and still loves memories of the old Searcy Arkansas. It's the library that was in the park when I first arrived in Searcy. My children loved it. I loved it.
Quick research revealed that the library was built in 1927 and cost $3300 to build. The building and the idea was mostly from the contributions of the Phoenix Club in Searcy. The Phoenix Club is another mystery to me which may have to be explored in another blog. The library (27 comments)
Now that is a form of GOOD advertising! Free gift with my Democrat-Gazette this morning. - 09/19/10 09:41 AM
Don't we just hate most forms of advertising? Today, there was an advertising form that I'm so impressed about that I'm taking up all this valuable blog spot to brag about. I got a free gift with my newspaper wrapping. When I picked up the Democrat-Gazette, Arkansas's state newspaper, this morning it felt different. And it was! There in the special wrapping envelope was a free Lawry's Sundried Tomato and Garlic Chicken spices and seasonings package.
I'm gonna try that dish. I have to since it was free. Now all I have to do is go to the grocery store (18 comments)
For one thing it has a flat roof and all Southern people know that flat roofs are asking for leaks. Secondly, it is short. Whoever built it could probably stand flat-footed and stack those rocks. Thirdly, it has some class. Look at those curves on the windows and at the entrance. The court house says it was built in 1945 and has 699 (14 comments)
306 E Market, Searcy Arkansas. A house with a long history. - 09/16/10 08:39 AM
When I arrived in Searcy Arkansas in the late 60's this house was a kindergarten. Dot Beck's Kindergarten was the name of it. Many kids seemed to attend kindergarten there, including my youngest, and they loved it. When Dot Beck sold out it became a place for elderly care. It is now a sleep center. Folks with sleeping disorders can get help there. BUT.....what was it at the beginning? One of my historical oracles said it was the original Bell Telephone office!! Really? I can tell that it looks substantial but very simply constructed. It's just a rectangle with symmetrical lines. The (23 comments)
Tell me what does not belong in this picture. - 09/14/10 09:23 PM
My intention was to write about these beautiful sunflowers that were delivered to our house. A cousin sent them to Hubby and I love them. So does he. They're more beautiful than roses! I snapped several pictures and upon seeing this one I decided to turn this blog into a lesson. The lesson is about MLS pictures that we see all the time with distractions, irrelevant objects, objectionable objects, etc. So what is the glaring item in this picture that needs to be eliminated?
You missed it??? Then you're probably guilty of having bad MLS photos!! (22 comments)
Warning! You'd better check to see if your spouse's name is on your utility account. - 09/13/10 03:56 PM
This is actually a rant written while I'm mad and ready to vent that anger. Most of us live in houses that possibly predate all this obsession with privacy. We've been in the same house for 22 years and even then just transferred the electric utility account to the new address. Our electric company accused us of not paying the bill last month. I have proof that I did pay. Upon getting on the phone during working hours, going through all of the required responses, giving the proper answers down to the last four digits of the social security number, I figure the lady is (20 comments)
Remember the Princess phone? Here's a reminder. - 09/12/10 11:39 AM
Remember when the phone was attached to the wall or at least the cord was always attached to the phone which might sit on a table. I remember buying myself a 25' telephone cord to attach to the phone so that I could walk around the house or kitchen while talking to folks. I even bought a 25' cord for my real estate mentor Lill Williams so that when she and I were yakking and fixing dinner at the same time we could maneuver. This was in the 80's.....let's go back further. If you're young enough (this could be OLD enough depending (18 comments)
Did you see the old guys sitting on this porch chatting and watching the people walk by? The next one had some sitters too.
Can you see the last time this tank was used? The old guys sitting on the bench under the porch knew everyone who came by to fill up their tank. They also knew the guy who came out and asked, "Filler up?" A recent trip to Pangburn Arkansas from Searcy Arkansas actually had me looking for old filling stations. I've driven by these things dozens of times but this time I pulled over and (17 comments)
A friend alerted me to this house's demise. She said she drove by and noticed activity and then the next day the whole house was gone. There's nothing but an empty lot. The house was bought about two years ago by the First Presbyterian Church who probably will turn the lot into a parking lot. I hate, really hate, to see this one go. It appeared to be in mansion-like condition and had a lovely facade. But here are our last views. One is from Mr. Google's walk down the street. Until he walks again in Searcy Arkansas maybe (24 comments)
And here's the way it looked a long time ago. It sat in the shadow of the magnificent depot. A railroad came right up close to Spring Park and Mayflower Hotel.
Here's another view showing the big depot in more detail. Finding these pictures and (8 comments)
Before Wal-Mart in Searcy Arkansas there was Magic Mart! A look back..... - 09/04/10 10:01 PM
We forget. We forget some of the great stores that we used to have in our town. I remember Magic Mart but my memory is sorta vague. Here's a great shot taken from an old high school annual ad that shows it at 3003 East Race Street in Searcy Arkansas. What came before Magic Mart? What came after Magic Mart? Some of our historians may remember and give us the history. Some of our car experts can probably also date this photo by the vehicles in the front.
Harding University Art Department creates lovely murals for Searcy Arkansas. - 09/01/10 10:16 AM
My vehicle automatically pulled over and stopped yesterday at the SW corner of Spruce Street on the court house square. My vehicle almost knows when blog material crops up. And this time a student, Dave Towell, graphic design major at Harding University, was on the scaffold working on the 4th mural. The murals are monochomatic and slightly abstracted and lovely. Daniel Adams, art instructor at Harding, is also often found painting on the murals. In fact, I think Daniel is the leader of the group doing the murals. If I'm wrong about that, please correct me.
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