old homes: Two new redo's. Aren't they lovely? Center St. & Race St. Searcy AR. - 10/27/17 06:24 AM

 
It is well worth taking a drive (or walk!) down West Race Street and West Center Street, just a few blocks apart, to see these two lovely homes that have been redone with paint and special attention to detail.  I call the top one, located at 610 West Center, the Van Patten home.  It it still in the Van Patten family with a for sale sign in the yard.  A tree had fallen on part of it with some damage so it has now been repaired and has a fresh coat of paint.  An artist, Bobby Van Patten, grew up there … (4 comments)

old homes: Good news! 600 W Race, Shoffner house, being restored? We hope. - 06/23/17 09:50 AM
 
 
 
  
It was another driving-by experience.  Look!!  The historic home at 600 W. Race that is known as the Shoffner House and is very old had something going on.  Trees had been trimmed, a fence taken down and the character of the old home came flying through.  There was even a man on the roof!  Looks as if is being restored!  Here's a blog about the house that I did a few months ago as an auction was being performed there.  Click here to read it and see pictures.  The property looks so historic and so alive right now that I and … (2 comments)

old homes: Lost house in Searcy Arkansas? I can't seem to find it. Can you? - 12/18/09 12:31 AM
Here's another of the pictures that I salvaged from sure death as they were being thrown away by a widow whose husband had taken pictures of houses he had a part in building in Searcy Arkansas.
I can't find this one.  It is, of course, fairly simple and there may be lots of them spread around.  If the unique fence were still standing that might be a hint. 
It does have a chilling scene, doesn't it.

 
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old homes: Time marches on - 04/16/09 07:10 AM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
How sad to drive by a house that I sold in 1991 when it was in pristine condition with a lovely seller who was moving on to new areas.  I found these old pictures (no digital photos then!) and drove by to see how it has fared.
Deferred maintenance seems to have prevailed.  And it was such a charming old home in Searcy Arkansas. Perhaps it will get restored soon.  I'm hoping so.
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