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Take a look at this old advertisement that was posted on facebook by Charles Lovell, Jr., who came from a "builder family" himself. I love the sign. First of all, it tells who owned the house! B. R. Fudge. It brags about who built it, B. F. Oliver, builder. And it tells who provided materials, Wood-Freeman. I'm just guessing but I'll bet this material supplier supplied the sign. The truth is, really, that I love the old ad that was placed in the yearbook. Cloverdale was one of Searcy's first planned subdivisions.....along with Lambert Terrace. The girl in this (12 comments)
Baptist Church Searcy AR. First Baptist? 1910 old postcard from James Whitlow. - 08/27/12 12:12 PM
Remember when we used to communicate by mail? Postcards? Letters? It seems that it was appropriate to start out the mail with something that looked like this: Dear Bob,How are you today? As for me, I am fine. The weather is clear here today.... Note this card with the note on the mail side. This man had a sense of humor, I guess. It reads: 4-19-10 Well Bald headed sam how are you it has turned off cold up here the Argenta Carnival Co is up here now I am going out to the old place this morn. Walter Will send (12 comments)
I wish I could read what the sign says. I can read Public sale but below that I can make out only a few words. This is another picture from the stereoscopic views of Judsonia that was scanned and loaned to me for this blog by Melanie Murphy from Judsonia. It is a great one showing a Land Office and the Post Office. Perhaps some of our readers can explain what is going on in the picture.
Our newfound friend, James Whitlow, poses the question of when did Bill's Grill become Bill's Restaurant after he studied his historic post card as shown above. He points out that the back of the card calls it Bill's Restaurant and the front of the card shows the "Grill" either removed or unlighted. I probably would not have noticed such a thing. This card does appear newer than the ones we have had on this blog earlier. What do you think, Sleuths? Older version appears here. (7 comments)
This card is on ebay right now and is for sale. I did a blog about the early days of this motel about two years ago. The picture that was provided to me by the family is so much like this one that I thought it would be nice to review. If you drive out East Race Street in Searcy AR right now it will be hard to spot the location of Noble's Courts. Review the other blog by clicking right here. Compare the photos. This is the one Mike Noble loaned me for the blog. The card on ebay (2 comments)
Great find! Old pictures of First Methodist Church and White County Courthouse Searcy AR. - 08/16/12 06:57 AM
We have a new friend! Melanie Murphy from Judsonia shared some great pictures with me to share with you. They are stereoscopic views of mostly Judsonia but perhaps a few from Searcy Arkansas. She does not have the viewer and we do have a question for the sleuths here because we need an explanation of how the stereoscopic viewers worked. The pictures scanned nicely, however, and we share two of them here. First we will do the First United Methodist Church of Searcy with the two views that are used for the viewer....if we had it.
Here's another great postcard photo shared by James Whitlow, who collects post cards. This house is still in Bald Knob AR on Center Street. Our last blog was about houses on the same street but they were not mansions like this one. James thinks that the pictures were all taken on the same day by the same photographer because of their similarity in looks and the dates of postage.
The postmark is 1909. Refer back to the other blog for pictures of the houses nearby. The two links below also have pictures of this lovely house and one (9 comments)
We have made a great new friend in James Whitlow, who does not even live in our area but collects cards from lots of areas and shares with us! Here's the latest. He sent me this one from Bald Knob AR. Probably Bald Knob had not named streets then but I recognized the tall two story house as one that has just sold and is now up for resale. It's number is 301 Center Street and the court house says it was built in 1917. I love the picket fences and the wood sidewalks. At first I thought I'd have (20 comments)
Three faces of 219 Market St., Searcy AR. Historic downtown building. - 08/03/12 05:04 AM
219 Market Street in Searcy Arkansas sold a few months ago. It sold to the folks who own Salon Bliss and Boutique and they have made it beautiful. I like the fact that they appreciate history and have actually saved a building from Searcy's past and made it the location of a successful business location again. So it is time for a review. First is a picture taken in by Paula Windsor when she was a child and assigned a photography project. She took lots of downtown pictures and we have had them on this blog.
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