Here's another one of our old Searcy historic homes.
My history of this goes back several years but not nearly far enough back to supply the historic background. I'm depending on my Searcy readers to do that.
I remember a physician who bought this home and spent lots of money restoring it and he and his family lived in it for several years. He then sold it and a few businesses were operated there. One was a tea house with fancy little sandwiches and things loved by women. If you went in there were several women sipping away and if there was a man in the house, he was cowering down hoping to not be recognized.
The tea house didn't last long. Now it is a shelter for the homeless. That is a great use for it and money is probably needed to help support it. I personally hope the shelter is successful.
One thing unique about this house and one thing that may keep it from being on the Historic Register is the siding. Looks as if vinyl siding has been put all over the outside and that is not loved by the Register. I'm thinking that the Register requires the old wood be maintained. Correct me if I'm wrong. I'm showing one photo of the detail that they tried to do using siding. It is different, isn't it?