OMG!! It's for sale!! Mansion in Judsonia AR that survived the tornado!!

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Advantage

The horrors of the Judsonia tornado in 1952 still fill lots of survivor's memories.  Several blog posts have been done concerning this tornado but probably the one that is most remembered is the one with the picture showing the mansion in Judsonia standing amidst ruin, proud and pretty.  Here's the blog link. http://activerain.com/blogsview/576533/1952-judsonia-ar-tornado-damages-and-survival-of-a-mansion-

and here's the photograph.

Judsonia tornado

Now the house is on the market for $138,000.  There is a visual tour if you'd like to see it at this link.  The detail on this house is (or was) magnificent.  It makes you wonder whether anyone today could actually do a house that looks as good as this one does.

For sale in Judsonia

While reviewing this house, go to this blog and read the poignant testimony of a young girl's survival.

http://activerain.com/blogsview/712000/the-most-vivid-memory-from-a-tornado-survivor-exclusive-to-activerain-a-must-read-

And if you want to purchase this house, remember me as your favorite REALTOR!! MLS #10296269.

House is listed with Exit Natural State Realty, Linda Castle.

 

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Kenneth Cole
Weichert Realtors Appleseed Group, 2043 Richmond Ave. S.I.N.Y. 10314. office phone 718-698-9797, Appleseedhomes.com... - Staten Island, NY
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Good morning Barbara;  I like the pictures.  Interesting history also.

Aug 20, 2011 03:57 AM #1
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Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Hi Barbara. Is not it amazing how with a tornado some buildings can remain untouched, almost like the hand of God won't allow it to be harmed???

Aug 20, 2011 05:07 AM #2
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Kenneth, thanks.

Gary, you are right.  This one was meant to remain in Judsonia.  It was certainly large enough to be hit by winds!

Aug 20, 2011 02:25 PM #3
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Luke Jones
Garver - Little Rock, AR

Breathtaking. And especially relevant to me as I'm a new homeowner. This is such an incredible price for a house of that magnitude - any idea who's lived there up until now?

I've seen the old storm pictures and every time I drive through Judsonia I say, "I wonder where that mansion is?" because I knew it still stood.

The virtual tour seems a bit vague. I'm wondering if some of those rooms are worse for wear. But even so, wow.

Aug 22, 2011 09:06 AM #4
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Maria Morton
Chartwell Kansas City Realty - Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758

Barbara, that mansion in Judsonia is absolutely gorgeous! I hope someone buys it and restores it to it's original state.

Aug 23, 2011 04:44 AM #5
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Luke, the house is easy to find but you've moved off and left us.  : ( 

Maria, I hope so too!

Aug 23, 2011 11:29 AM #6
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Maria, wanna move to Arkansas?  Sounds as if you'd be right for this mansion!!

Sep 02, 2011 01:15 AM #7
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Robert L. Brown
www.mrbrownsellsgr.com - Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Mic

That's my size of house. I just don't want o spend the cost of heating it though.

Sep 18, 2011 11:56 AM #8
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Robert, I'm with you.  I'd hate to pay for utility bills.  This one, believe it or not, has had window replacements.  Bet that cost a fortune!

Sep 19, 2011 01:34 PM #9
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olieb

I was just int Judsonia for a funeral.  My sister and I couldn't beleive it, it's up for sale.  $138,000 OMG!!We peeked into the windows and finally got in the back yard.  No one was there, it looks like it'll take a few bucks to fix it up.  WOW! a fixxer upper.  I'm the one who wrote the memory of the tornado. 

May 16, 2012 07:10 AM #10
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Olieb, thanks so much for checking in.  Your writing about the tornado has had so many visitors!  You need to give me your phone so I can have folks contact you.  The newspaper wanted to interview you!!  I'm glad you got to see the old house again.

May 16, 2012 07:47 AM #11
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