The original outdoor kitchen? Scenes from Judsonia mansion that survived the 1952 tornado.

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Advantage

White County folks are in love with the mansion in Judsonia that survived the 1952 tornado that did such massive damage and caused so many deaths.  Several blogs have been done with the latest one being OMG! It's for sale!

We got to tour the mansion because it was on the tour of homes.  Here's a view of it from the side as we walked up to it.

Side view of Judsonia mansion

We got to see the size of the columns at the front.

columns Judsonia mansion

We could see the front from down under.

Judsonia mansion detail

And we could view from the top porch looking down.

From top of porch

And then we could go see what was in the once wonderful yard.  How about this huge fireplace.  Do you think it was an outdoor kitchen, an early version of what folks are doing now with those $20,000 outdoor kitchens.

Out door kitchen

And this next picture takes you back SO far.....to carriage houses!  At least that is what I'm calling this building.

 Carriage house Judsonia mansion

And while we are dreaming of old by-gone days, imagine this little cement pond in the back yard.  It probably was surrounded by a lovely garden with flowering plants and the concrete bench was for sitting and reading and watching the goldfish.Judsonia mansion pool

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Don Thompson
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Impressive piece of real estate. Those Ionic columns are are truely magnificent. It's a shame someone left debris in the pool. I can never understand how that happens.

I hope someone buys it.

Oct 06, 2011 11:59 AM #1
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Debbie Wantulok@sbcglobal.net

It is difficult for me to imagine this in Judsonia...it is nice...I also hope that someone who loves older homes will purchase this home and invest some time in it.

Oct 06, 2011 03:40 PM #2
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
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Don, it is under contract right now and I hope to a restorer.

Debbie, you must drive by sometime and just admire the old mansion.

Oct 07, 2011 01:40 AM #3
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Mark

Barbara,

A co-worker and I are just absolutely fasinated with this beautiful place. We were wondering if you or any of the Sleuths knew the history of, or a site that has the history of this house. We know it was built in 1884, and that at one time it was a nursing home, but that's it. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much, and as always, you've got the best blog out there.

Oct 07, 2011 04:14 AM #4
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Mark, thanks for saying that.  I personally don't know its history but perhaps a Sleuth will. 

Oct 07, 2011 06:21 AM #5
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Anita Fuller

I really don't know much about it, either, but if Mark can give me a few days.....I THINK I might come up with a little history, but probably very little.   If anyone else knows, please report to Mark.

Oct 07, 2011 12:54 PM #6
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Barbara S. Duncan
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GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Anita, I knew you'd take care of it!!  Thanks.

Oct 07, 2011 01:43 PM #7
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Donna Bliss
This was, at the time of the tornado, John Henson's home. He was a good friend of my Grandfather John M. Reed. It is unfortunate that it was a nursing home because I was told that he didn't want that to ever happen. It still looks beautiful.
Oct 07, 2011 02:20 PM #8
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Donna, I am not sure it was a nursing home.  I think it was more like one of the homes where people live if they need a little help but can basically take care of themselves.  How much do you know about its beginning?

Oct 08, 2011 03:37 PM #9
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So how much does something like this sell for? I could imagine the garden filled with statues of Greek goddesses. At least one in a flowing gown by the pond.

Oct 09, 2011 08:51 AM #10
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Barbara S. Duncan
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GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

It was listed for $138,000.  Under contract now but I know not how much.

Oct 09, 2011 09:21 AM #11
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