Old filling station gone. Remember when they were on every street corner?

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Advantage

I saw the big shovels working on this old filling station on Main Street in Searcy Arkansas.  I knew that I'd have to visit Google to get a picture of it that might be recognizable.  Here is the one that no longer IS.

Old filling station Searcy AR

So it is gone and so is this place that was beside it.  Recognize it?

Bible HOuse

Any of the Searcy Sleuths who may live away and come to Searcy just occasionally, be aware that the corner of South Main and Lincoln has changed.  No telling what will be going up there shortly. 

Another GONE thing would be that telephone booth sitting under that sign.

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Rainmaker
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Terri Poehler
Realtor - Coral Springs, FL
Coral Springs Real Estate Agent

That second pic looks like it was taken some time ago. Is the Pepsi Cola Plant still there?

Aug 08, 2011 09:15 AM #1
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Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi Barbara - Life just keeps on changing things everywhere, doesn't it?  The NY Times used to have a column that showed a location in NYC as it existed decades ago and what it looks like now. Many times, the current photo bore no resemblance to the older one.

Aug 08, 2011 09:15 AM #2
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Terri, I don't believe we have a pepsi plant?  Did we ever?  I think there was a Coke one.

Judy, it is that way in Searcy AR and changing so rapidly.  My blog does some of that comparing.  Tkhanks for commenting.

Aug 08, 2011 03:22 PM #3
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Debbie Wantulok

That was some fire that took that building...I was on my way there that morning and WHOO NELLIE...I just heard that the Bible House opened up down by Mayflower...YEAH! 

I am certain that you are right, that corner won't stay blank long...I'm glad we didn't loose it like we did Yarnell's...yep...I'm still whinning...

Aug 08, 2011 04:45 PM #4
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Don Thompson
Donthomp Associates - Sunnyvale, CA

Here the wide angle view showing the station and Bible House with a State Farm office in between. 

Thanks Mr. Google Man.

 

Service Station Wide Angle

 

 

Aug 09, 2011 07:20 AM #5
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Anita Fuller

Where IS ( or WAS) Angel's Groc. Market in this picture? 

Aug 09, 2011 11:11 AM #6
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Ludean Kidd

Max Clark ran the station closer to town on the same side of the street. 

 

Angel's market was where the Bible House was.

Aug 09, 2011 01:44 PM #7
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Yes, Debbie, it has a huge fire.  I liked the way they put up  a sign saying "We'll be back."

Don, I believe that State Farm Office started out being the Bible House until Bible House expanded and took in the old grocery store.  The Sleuths will have to say whether I'm right or not.

Mary, Ludean knew the answer to that but I didn't.

Anita, Angel's was right on the corner as Ludean says.  I'm trying to find an old picture of it.  I know I saw it in a yearbook but my file system is not the greatest.

Ludean, thanks for the help.

Aug 09, 2011 02:21 PM #8
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Ludean Kidd

Max had the station South "in" the block from the corner.  The building is still there, last time I paid attention.  I really don't know what they do there now.

Aug 09, 2011 02:56 PM #9
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Ludean Kidd

There was a station on the corner across from the park.  I think a man named Cotton Fuller ran that one at one time.  Of course, Max Clark could have had it, too.  I tend to forget that I was gone for 15 years and a lot of things change in that length of time.  My grandmother lived next to the Coca Cola plant, so I was down in that area a lot. 

In the early 1970's, Angel's store was where the Bible House was and a laundrymat was next door.  That is the way it seems to be in my memory.  I could be wrong.

Aug 09, 2011 05:04 PM #10
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Anita Fuller

Ludean, I don't think it was Cotton Fuller who ran that station.  but as you said first, I could be wrong.

Aug 10, 2011 04:11 AM #11
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Harold Gene Sullivan

Cotton Fuller, at one time, ran a service station on South Main. As I remember it was sort of across from the old shoe factory. 

Aug 10, 2011 06:22 AM #12
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Folks, I agree and remember that Cotton ran a South Main filling station.  I didn't know Max Clark but he sounds like a real gem.  I remember Angel's Grocery.  I believe it sat at an angle on the corner and became Bible Book Store.  Do you think we have lost more filling stations or grocery stores? 

Aug 10, 2011 10:12 AM #13
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Kyle Davis

Max Clarks station was located where Envy is now.  Beside the building where Charley's Pizza was.

Aug 12, 2011 03:07 PM #14
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Kyle Davis

The part of the Bible House had the children's section was a laundry but Adams Pest Control was also there before they built in the current location.  My Dad worked for Adams for 40 years.

Aug 12, 2011 03:10 PM #15
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Kyle Davis, thanks for your input on this blog.  You may be a Searcy Sleuth!!

Aug 13, 2011 05:48 AM #16
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