Was it the same builder in Beebe Arkansas and Searcy Arkansas?

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Advantage

When I go to Beebe Arkansas, a city about 19 miles from Searcy, and drive down their old Main Street, I admire the old look of the town.  It could actually be used for an old movie because it looks so authentic. This old building reminds me of one of my favorite buildings in Searcy Arkansas.  Check out the windows.

 I can't resist giving this old picture first. 

Corner building Beebe AR

 

The modern version of this building is now shown below. 

Beebe Corner building

 

And the windows remind me so much of probably my favorite and perhaps most unchanged one in Searcy Arkansas.Quattlebaum Building Searcy AR  They both also have corner entrances. 

 

And then we have the old version of this fantastic building in Searcy Arkansas.  Note the drive-through window. Well, it might have been more of a WALK-UP window.  And it was Robertson's Drug Store at that time.

Quattlebaum Building Searcy AR

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Rainmaker
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Elizabeth Bolton
RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA - Cambridge, MA
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Hi Barbara ~ I love vintage commercial buildings and you've got a great collection here. We should all do our best to make sure they're preserved - they add so much to our town and city centers. When I went to NAR in San Francisco a few years ago I was dazzled by how many vintage buildings were still in use downtown - fabulous.

Liz

Feb 26, 2010 02:11 PM #1
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Trey Thurmond
BCR Realtors - College Station, TX
College Station , Texas Homes

We have worked on selling several of these buildings in our area too. I just love them.

Feb 26, 2010 03:46 PM #2
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Steven L. Smith
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc. - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham WA Home Inspector

Godmother,

Going to great thought here, I would say perhaps so, but perhaps not. Hope that helps.

Nutsy

Feb 27, 2010 01:24 AM #3
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SHS 51

In the late 40's there was a narrow wooden bench placed along Robertson's wall about where the old car is parked. Every Sunday morning Mr. E.B. Hicks, the Arkansas Democrat distributer, and Mr. Taylor, Arkansas Gazette, would sell their papers to drive-up customers. The Sunday issue of the Democrat was seven cents and the Gazette cost a dime.

I also sold both Sunday papers for them to isolated neighborhoods and institutions. My bike route started at the cotton gin on east Pleasure St., went on to Hawkins clinic, Harding College, past the cotton compress and stave mill and ended near the livestock sale barn off of south Main street. The men would pay me a penny or two for each paper I sold.

Bob C.

Feb 27, 2010 02:16 AM #4
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
CRS, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Elizabeth, you're right.  I loved the old row houses in San Francisco when I visited there years ago and had a guided tour.  It may be time to visit there again.

Trey, thanks for stopping by.

Nutsy, you are the most profound person that I know.  I wish I had your intellect!!

 

Feb 27, 2010 02:29 AM #5
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
CRS, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Bob, how interesting!  How on earth do you remember all those names from the 40's.  Your memory is fantastic.  Now as to your route.  You'll have to explain where the cotton gin was.  I know where Hawkins Clinic was and Harding.  The cotton compress and stave mill are mysteries.

Time out, Dude just walked in and said he knows these people and knows where all of this stuff was! He's explaining.

Feb 27, 2010 02:34 AM #6
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Ludean Kidd

Bob, you may have sold me or my uncle papers on Sunday morning.  We lived on E. S. Line (now E. Woodruff) when I was a kid.  You probably rode up our street, as there was only a path through the tall grass after the stave mill and compress over to what is now Lincoln.  Or had they built the dirt road from Cotton St. to Lincoln at that time?  I can't remember exactly when that was done.

Feb 27, 2010 03:44 AM #7
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SHS 51

Ludeann, it's possible that I sold papers on Line St near Cotton street. I do remember visiting the houses north and south of the compress and pushing my bike across the M&NA tracks to Higginson Rd. The point was near the water tower and probably along the grassy path that you mentioned. I went as far south as Rodgers horse farm and came back to a couple of groups of houses off what is now Lincoln and Bebee Capps finally, ending at Taylor's sale barn.

Bob C.

Feb 27, 2010 05:05 AM #8
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Don Thompson
Donthomp Associates - Little Rock, AR

Bob, Heres a pic from 1949 when I lived on Cotton St. Near Ludean. I call this one my James Dean look.:-)

Don James Dean Look 1949 Cotton Street

Feb 27, 2010 07:56 AM #9
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Sherry Person

Barbara,\

I love these old buildings.  You are so observant.  I had never noticed the windows in Beebe just like our family music store.  So glad you pointed it out to me.

Sherry Q.

Feb 27, 2010 12:16 PM #11
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Sherry Person

Barbara,\

I love these old buildings.  You are so observant.  I had never noticed the windows in Beebe just like our family music store.  So glad you pointed it out to me.

Sherry Q.

Feb 27, 2010 12:16 PM #12
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
CRS, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Ludean, Bob, and Don, I'm glad you are reliving old times!! It sounds like a lot of fun back then.

Sherry, I think it is because of the way they are now painted.  Greg told me he painted the Quattlebaum music building.

Feb 27, 2010 12:49 PM #13
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Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
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Hi Barbara, I love these old building, especially the ones with the corner entrances. There are a few in nearby Fort Collins.  Love your commenters too!

Feb 28, 2010 03:27 AM #14
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
CRS, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Mary, the corner entrances must have been a fashion in architecture at some time.  Wonder if it had a reason beyond "fashion."  Thanks for comments.  My history buffs are great at commenting on my blogs.

Feb 28, 2010 03:38 AM #15
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James Quarello
JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC - Wallingford, CT
Connecticut Home Inspector

That last drawing reminds of an old warehouse building in the town where I grew up. It was torn down many years ago to make way for a modern strip mall. That old warehouse was much more appealing to my eye.

Feb 28, 2010 10:58 PM #16
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It is the history lady. Dorothy

Mar 01, 2010 04:06 AM #17
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
CRS, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

James, I love the looks of the old buildings too.

Dorothy, welcome to the blog.  I hope you will share a lot of your historical knowledge with us on future blogs.

Mar 01, 2010 12:54 PM #18
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Steven L. Smith
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc. - Bellingham, WA
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Godmother,

I gladly share my insight with you.

Nutsy

Mar 02, 2010 02:19 AM #19
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