searcy ar: Please!! Don't tear it down. Built in 1855. 211 W. Woodruff. Searcy AR - 09/26/23 08:22 AM
211 W. Woodruff, Searcy AR
It once was a light color and easier to picture and admire.  It is now this dark color and harder to get a good view and picture. The court house says it was built in 1885 and says that is scheduled for foreclosure on October 19, 2023. And I say, "Please, recognize it as a very historic house and deserves to be respected and kept."
Too many historic homes have been eliminated in Searcy AR and I hope this one will be bought and loved.  It was a foreclosure before in 2013.  I wrote a blog about … (2 comments)

searcy ar: First National Bank through the years. Searcy AR. 1904 lovely! - 09/14/23 12:46 PM

I was given this card with three different views of First National Bank in Searcy AR.  The 1904 view is SO different.  Correct me if I am wrong but I have been told that it was located at the corner of Arch and Spruce at that time and it burned.  In this picture it looks as if it was very fancy and perhaps had the entrance on the corner.  I'd like to see a very clear picture of it at that time.
In 1954, it seems much simpler and was in a different location. I believe it was then at the corner … (3 comments)

searcy ar: Searcy AR old postcard. Quattlebaum building. Phone 364. Then and now. - 09/08/23 12:45 PM

A mystery for Searcy Sleuths!
Ok, Sleuths.  Go no further.  Where was this building in Searcy AR.  This postcard was on ebay and I bought it for a member of the (as you can read on the truck and the sign) Quattlebaum family.  Searcy had a lot of Quattlebaums and this one was Connie Quattlebaum's building 
OK?  Ready to see the way it looks now?  Next picture, please.  It is still there and is a Beauty College.  Then the picture that follows shows the back of the card and the name of the business.  Car experts can probably tell the age by the … (3 comments)

searcy ar: Real Estate Memories and Personal Accolades for Letain DeVore. - 08/16/23 10:58 AM

Searcy Arkansas was fortunate to welcome a new family named DeVore to Searcy in 1974.  Van DeVore came to work with SW Bell, his wife was Letain and their children were Janet and Roger.  Letain had been selling Avon.
Did you know?  Women real estate agents were almost non-existent back then.  Letain, who has an excellent memory, remembers the 5 at the time.  She named them.  Dell Coyle, Helen Newman, Lorene Smith, Mervyl McInturff, and Thelma Mason.  Today, women agents probably outnumber the men.
Helen Newman sold the DeVores their home!
Helen, a super agent, started working on Letain to join the few women … (1 comments)

searcy ar: Something is missing! Large lot. No house. Market Searcy AR - 08/07/23 10:40 AM

WOW!  Look at that large empy lot! 
What's wrong with it!!  House missing!  Searcy Sleuths, have you driven by and missed it....just as I did?  So close the next picture and your eyes and think!  Where is this lot?
OK?  Give up? 
I had to go to the court house files to find a picture of the missing house.  The house was my kind of level....brick....and it had to have been built in the 50's or 60's because of that white wrought iron porch decor.  It was at the corner of East Market and North Moss.  SO....another one bit the dust.  And … (3 comments)

searcy ar: Car colors. Bill's Grill Searcy AR. 1950's. Popular cars. Noble Motel - 07/17/23 11:21 AM

Car colors!
Look around you now.  White is the dominate color for cars and trucks, or it seems that way to me.  Hubby, car dealer, indicated one time that colors on cars made the vehicle cost more.  This old 50's post card showing cars, and one truck, parked around one of Searcy's favorite eating spots, Bill's Grill, showed a great love for light green!
Beside Bill's Grill was Noble Motel.  You MUST see the beginning of the Motel and see how it started.  Click here to see the beginning and read what it was like.  Mike Noble, now deceased, tells about it and … (2 comments)

searcy ar: 1942 Billfold. OLD. Poll tax receipt. White Co AR tax receipt. - 06/13/23 08:32 AM

You think this looks old?
How about this one?  You can see it is ancient!
The probable date that it was in action. 1942.  Perhaps it was carried through the war.  Now we see two more interesting items.  A poll tax receipt and a receipt for paying White County AR personal property tax. Total tax was 80 cents. 
This old billfold was found at an estate sale and makes me wonder whether some gentleman carried it off to war with him.  There is a name, a Mr. Casey from Pangburn AR.  If anyone knew him perhaps we can learn more about him.  It is … (4 comments)

searcy ar: Second twin tin moves! Not torn down! Searcy AR Corner Oak & Pleasure - 05/29/23 12:51 PM

Something is missing!
I was contacted and told that one of our twin tins (the only one remaining at the corner of S. Oak and Pleasure) is gone.  The site looks like this.  I did a blog about the twin tins several years ago.  So STOP!  Go see this blog.
Don't they look like twins?
Now go to this blog about one of them being made beautiful.
A Searcy resident bought the twin on the North side of Pleasure and was making it beautiful.
Alas!  It is gone! It has not been demolished but moved across the street to have continued use and history.  … (1 comments)

searcy ar: The Spunky Junker now. Two Sisters once. Searcy AR. Junk or antiques! - 05/27/23 08:11 AM

The Spunky Junker
I walked in, sunglasses on, and heard a nice "Hello" but couldn't tell where it came from.  There were so many lovely things in this newly-opened The Spunky Junker antique store that I had to have my sunglasses revert to inside vision.  Then I could see Terre McCord behind her desk with a welcoming smile.
This location at 511 W. Pleasure has had many stores since I got to Searcy.  My favorite was Two Sisters owned by Norma Burgin and Mary Hudson.  Times were different.  At that time I needed stuff for my house.  Now I need to get rid … (2 comments)

searcy ar: Old! Old! A very old picture of the Searcy AR First Methodist Church. - 05/17/23 12:07 PM

Old, old picture of the Methodist Church.
While digging through my treasures, I found this picture of the Searcy Methodist Church.  Look at the mud in the road in front and the long fence in front of it.  I have forgotten wheather that was a house or another church in the background. Perhaps someone will remember and be able to tell us.  There was also no date but Google says it dates back to 1877 and is located at 304 N. Main St.

searcy ar: Happy 100th Birthday! 2496 Gum Springs Rd, Searcy AR. Historic home. - 05/17/23 10:50 AM

Happy 100th Birthday.....
We don't know the exact day of birth.  We do know that it takes a good while for a house to be completely born.  So therefore we go to the courthouse records and see what has been recorded.  This house was born in 1922 says the courthouse.  It is located at 2496 Gum Springs Rd in Searcy AR  And it has that wonderful look of a plantation style house with porches, a porch swing, columns, and a metal fence in front.
It is on the market for sale right now.  Four bedrooms, four baths, 3152 sq. ft. of living space … (0 comments)

searcy ar: Country style beauty on Speer Lane, Bald Knob AR. MLS 23010887 - 05/08/23 11:37 AM

Everyone's Dream House for sale right now.
Who doesn't love a wrap around porch, a two story country style house, a tall chimney for a lovely fireplace, a two car garage, and an attached pary house? It includes a workshop that was used as an RV and used car business.  Note that long concrete path leads to the shop.  It is located on Speer Lane in Bald Knob just off Bald Knob Lake Road.  Lots of pictures are available with up to 32 available acres.
Give me your email and I'll send you the whole listing or you could find it on Zillow. 

searcy ar: Letona AR hotel. Just sold. Old picture. Now picture. Historic home. - 04/21/23 07:50 AM

Hotel in distance from Depot, still standing.  Just sold again.
Letona Arkansas is a little distance from Searcy AR and has been a popular small town for a long time.  The main reason for the first picture above was to publicize the MFNA depot.  A hotel shows behind it!  Of course, with a train coming through the town, passengers possibly needed a place to stay for a night or two.  That hotel still stands!!
It was listed and just sold again.  It was on the market for 178 days and closed on 4/20/23.  The courthouse says it was built in 1860!!  The MLS … (4 comments)

searcy ar: M.D. Faith photos. Downtown Searcy AR. Shaklee. Parking meters. Rialto - 04/10/23 10:40 AM
We have shown several pictures in the last few weeks that were taken by REALTOR  M. D. Faith in Searcy AR.  The pictures were taken around 1979 or 1980.  Here are four more, pretty close neighbors.  For greater detail, enlarge them.
Here is our court house again but one thing is strange in this picture.  In the distance on the right is a sign saying Shaklee Center.  Is that what was being sold many years ago to help your health?  And there was a store downtown?  Also note parking meters!  Young people today have probably never seen one.
And now we see the … (6 comments)

searcy ar: GO! Hurry! Sowell's Furniture, Searcy AR, celebrating their 85th!! - 03/31/23 11:00 AM
Sowell's Furniture is celebrating their 85th year of business in Searcy AR.  I visited it today and came away SO impressed.  The furniture is lovely and the art work is especially lovely and the cookie was delicious.  But the things that were so interesting were historic items as I show a little of here. Their location is 207 W Arch in downtown Searcy.  
First and second pictures show the antique elevator.....still in use!  Absolutely amazing and unchanged!

Third picture is upstairs and shows the antique flooring!
You can go upstairs and see the ceiling decor that is still there!
All the furniture is different … (2 comments)

searcy ar: Brand new! Shiny! Tag still on it! Fire hydrant, new subdivision! - 03/28/23 11:10 AM

Isn't this thing as pretty as a new toy!!  It is new....but not a toy.  In July 2021 we wrote a blog about a new subdivision starting in Searcy AR on Country Club Road. Here is what the blog said.  Go here if you want to see the sign.
Welcome to a new subdivision coming to Searcy AR.  
This sign has just gone up at the Corner of Sawmill Road and Country Club Road on the West side of Searcy AR.  The land has been in the Phillips family for many years and is now to be turned into a subdivision by … (2 comments)

searcy ar: Methodist Episcopal Church, Searcy AR, postcard. Fences. When? - 03/21/23 11:02 AM

Methodist Episcopal Church!  Was there a split?
I think we have run this picture before but the card appeared on ebay for sale and I took the picture again.  I could read, this time, the fine print where it says Methodist Episcopal Church.  I had never noticed that before.  So, Searcy Methodist Sleuths, did the church go separate directions?  Did the beautiful Episcopal church in Searcy break away from the Methodist?  Go here to the older blog that has a much larger picture of the church!  I do love the larger picture!  Could some of the lines across it be electric … (3 comments)

searcy ar: Fashion. Belts. Worn by lovely Searcy AR lady. 70's perhaps. - 03/19/23 01:02 PM

Remember when fancy belts for women were popular?
The lovely Searcy lady who wore these belts died in 1999. I obtained them from an estate sale that was held at her home near downtown Searcy AR.  They are not very big around (remember when ideal waist size was 25") so she was a slim and graceful lady.  This fashion was popular in  1970's or 1980's If I remember correctly.
She had an important friend, the mother of Cher! Click for blog.  Cher's mother lived in Searcy for awhile.  She called herself by the name Georgia Holt..  Georgia was born Jackie Jean Crouch near … (9 comments)

searcy ar: Chit, Chat and Chew brick wall! Amazing hand painted sign. Searcy AR - 03/04/23 12:03 PM

I had lunch at Searcy Arkansas's Chit, Chat and Chew restaurant.  Is is on Race Street on the street with the historic Rialto Theater.  There are two separate entry doors.  I sat myself down and looked around and was amazed to see this large brick wall with a Coco Cola sign painted on it.  It was once an outside wall, I am guessing.  The person who served my food was extremely nice and said that folks had said he should just get rid of it, paint over it, and it was not worth keeping.  I agreed with him that it was … (6 comments)

searcy ar: Pastime Pool hall, Searcy AR, Historic photo, Spruce St downtown. - 02/27/23 01:00 PM

Taking a picture of a picture is not ideal. So I am sorry the picture is not quite straight.  But......
While visiting a historic location on Spruce Street in downtown Searcy AR I found this picture of "how things used to be" at the location. It "used to be" a pool hall so I took this picture of the picture.  It was called Pastime Pool Hall.  In the picture are 4 men that some may remember.  One is Tom Killough (owner of the business), another is Tom Head, another is Lloyd Welch, and last Elvin Hilger.  The pool and snooker tables are … (3 comments)

Barbara S. Duncan,  GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR (RE/MAX Advantage)

Barbara S. Duncan

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