Recognize this street? It is a great view from the corner of Arch and Spring looking toward the First Methodist Church. Looking carefully you can see Security Bank on the sign, I believe. The date is not certain but it must have been several years ago. Car guys can tell the year by the cars in the picture. It also appears to be a filling station down on the corner in front of the church. Historic pictures are so interesting and enjoyable. Guess I need to visit the area and take a picture of the way it is now. Tell us about it (15 comments)
downtown searcy ar: Another completed mural in downtown Searcy AR. Done by Harding University.
- 06/03/11 09:39 AM
A few weeks ago I did a blog bragging about the murals that are on the side of a building on Spring Street in downtown Searcy Arkansas. Here's the blog. Go back and review that blog. Now they have finished another one. It's in my favorite color....blue. This one seems to be publicizing ASU, Arkansas State University, along with Harding University. The mural is done by Harding University so it shows our comraderie in our little town. I think they are all lovely.
This old building has been restored with an architectural firm and a law firm having done the makeover. The brick squares above the store fronts look almost like they could have been ventilation. Then we have the two rounded filled-in brick spots on the side. Explain away if you can.
The one on the (12 comments)
downtown searcy ar: Downtown Searcy Arkansas concrete park.
- 06/25/09 02:53 AM
Right in the midst of downtown Searcy we have this little park that has been decorated. It is between two buildings in what was a little parking area. The city has come in and painted murals on the back wall. I have always loved murals. It fascinates me that they can be so accurate from a distance and then you walk up to them they're made up of broad strokes that are not so accurate at all. How much the park is used may be questionable because right now the temperature would be too hot and in the winter it might (7 comments)
This picture of the old Plaza Theatre in Searcy, AR, also known by kids as the cheap ticket theatre is featured so nicely in this old photograph. The band is in perfect order. But look above at the brick detail. And now look at the picture of the same building today. It has been updated and the street looks lovely. I love most the way they kept the brick architecture! In this picture we can also see how small the theatre really was!