The bigger the tree the older the house # 2.

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Advantage

The blog that I wrote earlier about the houses being older as the trees gets bigger proved to be true again.   I thought I was brilliant when I figured out that as the trees grow, the houses around the trees become older.  Look at our subdivisions.  When they started out, most were treeless, but when the subdivisions age, trees tend to take over.

So look what brought me to a screeching halt as I drove to work

Old house, big tree

The detail of the house which was once beautiful can now be seen if you can peep over the gigantic tree that has been downed.  Looks as if the tree had a hole in the middle.  I dug down into my files and came up with this old picture of this blue house as it looked when listed in the early 80's.

Market Street house

And here is the court house view showing an obviously aged and possibly diseased tree.

Diseased tree in Searcy Ar

We will see what happens next.   

 

 

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Alan May
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wow.. that was one large tree!

Oct 10, 2011 05:31 AM #1
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
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Barbara I lived in Searcy back in the early 1970’s and worked at KWCK a short while when we were trying to get KWCK-FM on the air. Sad to see this big old tree down. So many great old houses there in Searcy.
Oct 10, 2011 05:41 AM #2
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Anita Fuller

Are you going to tell us WHERE it is?  (the house and tree) or are you going to make us take another Google stroll around Searcy???

If you passed it on your way to work, that gives us the first clue.  (in other words, it's not in Letona, or Kensett or Judsonia)....

Oct 10, 2011 05:48 AM #3
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Alan, it is a big one and took up most of the front yard.

David, it's good to hear from a former Searcy person.  You probably drove by this tree many times!  Thanks for commenting.

Anita, you need the practice.  Now that you have met the Google man and like him, go take anothe walk.  Don't make Don do it for you.  No hollering, screaming or acting "tart."  Besides, I had this one on this blog before.  Your memory is getting short. (So is mine.)

Oct 10, 2011 06:36 AM #4
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Billy Fuller

I probably have this all wrong, but I think I can get this house in the general area.  I think it's on either East Market or East Center.  Since I did not live on either of those streets, I tend to get them mixed up.  I did live on West Center however.  Back to the house, wish I knew who owned it or lived in it in the '50's.  Methinks the name could have been Blankenship or Martindale.  A classmate, Bobby Martindale lived there I think.  Anyway, those two names come to mind.   And I think I remember when that house was white, not blue. 

Oct 10, 2011 08:18 AM #5
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Barbara, it really is for the best that they got to the tree before it got to the house---assuming the house is in better shape than the tree :)

Oct 10, 2011 11:59 AM #6
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Barbara S. Duncan
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Billy, I think you are right.  Don't tell Anita, though.  She needs to walk the walk with man...

Charles, who's that good looking new face?  Raven didn't come back, did he?

Oct 10, 2011 03:19 PM #7
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Debbie Wantulok

WOW...I've missed a lot...nice to catch up...we've been to MN and heading for Colorado...they've already had snow and everything.

Question:  Is that tree hollow all the way through?  WOW!  Amazing with all the storms earlier this year that the tree didn't hit the house.

It's just me...but has anyone noticed how much Ms. Barbara notices while she is driving to work...hmmm...it kind of makes me wonder if I want to make sure I'm not on the road at that time of day...Just sayin.

Be Careful out there!

Oct 10, 2011 03:34 PM #8
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Anita Fuller

Thank you, Bill and Mary.  ACTUALLY I was going to take a Google tour of East Market this morning, I went up and down East Center yesterday but as I did, I really didn't think the house was on East Center. 

Mr. Google Man and I still don't have a harmonious relationship.  I can work him a little, but very little.  He goes up when I want him to go down, or turns left when I need him to turn right.

I even remember the former blog, NOW, Barbara.

Oct 11, 2011 01:38 AM #9
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Barbara, I see Raven flitting about occasionally---ghostlike.  This is just Quackers being quackers.

Oct 11, 2011 03:15 AM #10
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Don Thompson
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O.k. I got the sleep out of my eyes and the smoke has cleared and everyone in Google Land has found this house. What a relief. Now I can go back to sleep. Actually I wish that was true.

Getting older means less sleep.


Oct 11, 2011 03:20 AM #11
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Debbie, I just do all of that searching for you and the other Sleuths.  Just watch out for me!

Anita, that Google man has never been very cooperative.  I think he is sexist because Don and the guys have no trouble with him.  It is just with us girls that he acts up.  Wonder if we could sue Google for sex discrimination?

Charles, I do miss all those guys that we had so much fun with.  I need more hours in the day to play.

Don, why do you mention getting older?  I was ready to get up at 5:00 am but unfortunately I have to get in bed early also.  I thought that I just had lots of energy until you mention age.  : (

 

Oct 11, 2011 03:57 AM #12
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Luke Jones
Garver - Little Rock, AR

I've always had a thing for this house - I love the simple neoclassical style. I lived on Market street for a couple years and I never saw anyone in or around it, so who knows what its status is. You get the feeling that either not much goes on inside, or what does go on, you don't want to know about.

There's another house very much like it on Race Street two doors down from Midnight Oil. That particular one is listed on the National Register.

Oct 11, 2011 07:01 AM #13
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Barbara S. Duncan
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GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Mary, I'm glad you and Mr. Google have met!  I am constantly amazed that we can walk streets with that guy.

Luke, I think it is owned by a builder who stores things in it.  The courthouse says he also owns the apartments next door so my guess is that this lot will hold apartments someday.  Gottal drive by the one two doors from Midnight Oil.  Speaking of Midnight Oil, it is packed these days.  Do you know what they are now offering?

Oct 12, 2011 01:54 PM #14
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Lee Biggs
MY RECALL: Norris Musick family owned and resided there in 50's & 60's. Had a couple of daughters, one a few years older than me - around Bobby Fuller's age. Norris Musick worked for Truman Baker Chevrolet, and I think, was the wrecker driver at that time. They kept a Shetland Pony on the lot across the street before the apartments were built there.
Nov 01, 2011 04:43 AM #15
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Barbara S. Duncan
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GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Lee, that is interesting.  My daughter played with a Cindy Musick in the 70's.  Bet they were related somehow.  You may have some great old pictures that we need to share on this blog?  If so, let me know.  Thanks for your contributions in the comments.

Nov 01, 2011 10:54 AM #16
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