Before the 1952 tornado. Judsonia AR. Johnson Hotel.

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Johnson 3 story hotel Judsonia AR pre 1952

The huge tornado that destroyed Judsonia AR still lives in the memories of so many people.  It destroyed a thriving town and the town has never recovered completely.  These pictures were loaned to me by a Judsonia resident who has a scrapbook of  events and news clippings and the pictures show how things "used to be".  The three story house shown here was destroyed as was the little grocery store beside it.  The photo was taken in the Depot Town section of Judsonia.  The Johnson House Hotel was built in 1907 and enjoyed heavy patronage while the railroad was in its heyday.  The depot is also shown in the picture.   Below is a closeup of the house with three ladies who were owners shown on the steps.

 

close up Johnson Hotel Judsonia AR

The three story home fell in sections and a house that is now occupying the space reportedly used parts of the old home to build the present one.  The little store was rebuilt and still remains but is no longer operated.  I believe we did a blog about it once.  That blog called it Sterling's Grocery.  In the picture prior to the tornado it appeared to have another name which I can't read.  No doubt Searcy and Judsonia Sleuths will remember the name.

 

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