I'm a survivor too. How come that mansion gets all the attention in Judsonia Arkansas.

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Advantage

If houses could talk, that might be what this house would say.  It is located right across the street from the Judsonia Arkansas mansion that survived the 1952 tornado.  We have featured the mansion several times in blogs with the latest perhaps being this one.  First, let's review the after-the-tornado photograph.

1952 Judsonia tornado

Now look to the right and see the house that has lost a porch but still has the porch rails.  And then check out this house that we had listed for sale probably way back in the 80's.

House for sale in 80's

The porch rails still look lovely.  The porch has been reattached and trees are growing.

Here it is today, a proud survivor and deserving more attention.

Beside Judsonia mansion

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Luke Jones
Garver - Little Rock, AR

Beautiful craftsman home, Barbara. One of my favorite styles and prevalent in 1920s-30s era neighborhoods in this area.

Oct 31, 2011 09:08 AM #1
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Kathy Stoltman
Rockwood Realty - Ventura, CA
Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793

Hi Barbara, great pictures.  

I am humbled by the resiliency of folks who have been through such devastation and rebuild!

Oct 31, 2011 09:08 AM #2
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Luke, the ad that said it was "solid construction" didn't lie.  It held its own with that tornado.

Kathy, it was a bad day in White County.

Oct 31, 2011 01:49 PM #3
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Debbie Wantulok

Somehow I get the feeling that it isn't going for $45,000.00 anymore either...older homes are so lovely and with such character...one needs to be at least 30 years old to be special...I really enjoy those built from the mid 1870's to the late 1920's...we have lived in them, loved them, and even trusted them through bad weather.

 

Oct 31, 2011 04:04 PM #4
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Luke Jones
Garver - Little Rock, AR

Debbie, I'd say they have to be at least 60 or 70 years old to be special. :)

Nov 01, 2011 07:34 AM #5
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Debbie Wantulok

Luke, Ok...I'll agree...I was just being conservative...I think one of our favorite houses we lived in was like 138 years old...and the next favorite was about 80 years old at the time we lived in them...those houses were meant for "families"...lots of fun and memories...thanks for bumping up the years...the one we live in now is about 30 years old...I think...oh, well, just a baby it's getting there...hahaha.  I must be getting old cause I did the same thing the other day and said 30 years ago and I was reminded that it was more like 60 years ago cause it was my mother's generation...ouch!  How time does fly when your having fun.

Nov 01, 2011 12:22 PM #6
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Debbie and Luke, I love looking at the old houses but when it comes bed time, I want to snuggle down with energy efficient windows and doors, electric heat and blankets and every modern convenience that money can buy. 

Nov 01, 2011 02:21 PM #7
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Debbie Wantulok

Hey, Ms. Barbara...I have a question and I don't know who would be able to answer it.  I have been wondering about the earthquakes in Arkansas and along the New Madrid...I've watched the reports for years...I was wondering if anyone knew which month or season that most of the earthquakes occur in Arkansas or along the New Madrid faultline...it seems to me that most of the activity is in the fall as the weather changes to cooler but I wondered if that might be because of the tilt of the earth or because of the temps or if that was just when I noticed the reports because of being back in school and just didn't pay attention when we were busy with other things...Ok...long question...I pulled up your sight again this morning and when I looked at the pic and thought of the storms...it reminded me of the other natural issues that we face in our area...issues that scare most folks but we all just seem to take them in stride just like the storms...respectfully...but we carry on. 

Thanks - talk with you later....D

PS - I love the pass word this time...moosewood...I feel like I'm in a DR. Suess book...juices of mooses anyone?

Nov 04, 2011 04:28 AM #8
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Don Thompson
Donthomp Associates - Sunnyvale, CA

Debbie, you're right that Arkansans don't dwell on natural disasters. Having spent over 40 years in California near the San Andreas Fault, I can tell you I thought a lot about earthquakes and experienced at least 3 that were above 7 on the Richter scale.

Here's some info on recent New Madrid Fault quakes:

  • September 17, 1997
    3.8 Richter magnitude earthquake in the Trumann - Caraway area of northeast Arkansas
  • November 28, 1996
    3.3 magnitude Blytheville earthquake shakes 5 state area.
  • August 20, 1994
    Saturday morning 3.5 magnitude earthquake wakes up Walnut Ridge, Arkansas
  • December 5, 1985
    3.9 Richter magnitude earthquake southwest of Blytheville, Arkansas
  • November 9, 1968
    5.5 Richter magnitude earthquake in the Mount Carmel, Illinois area, which was felt in Northeast Arkansas.
  • January 25, 1955
    10-minute earthquake felt in northeast Arkansas, Missouri, and Tennessee.

Read more here and here.

Nov 04, 2011 07:08 AM #9
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Debbie Wantulok

Thanks for the infor, Mr. Don!  So my memory does appear to have served me well this time...looks like these quakes focus on late fall early winter.  To everything there is a season...I was curious.  I thought it was "normal" for us to have activity in the cool months...like stoms in the spring...

So if you feel the earth move under your feet ....it isn't me and that squirrel going round and round this time...looks like we may have won this round.  Our little Aussie got in the game...the squirrel is terrified at him....his bark is wild and he runs like the wind...this morning the little squirrel thought he would test his limits and our little Aussie hero lacked only about 12 inches catching that squirrel when he decided to get air borne...he played on the roof a very little cause the dog had him treed...it was hilarious!  I wish I had it on video but I was having too much fun watching to attempt it.  

 

Nov 04, 2011 07:40 AM #10
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Debbie and Don, I'm happy to let you two do the bad weather conversation.  I'm glad, Debbie, that you have a good squirrel chaser but I don't think Nutsy would like that dog.

Nov 04, 2011 02:33 PM #11
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Debbie Wantulok

Ms. B...Tell Nutsy I wouldn't recommend him challenging the little fellow but Samson will accept the challenge if he wants to bring it on!

Nov 04, 2011 03:03 PM #12
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Paul Gapski
Berkshire Hathaway / Prudential Ca Realty - El Cajon, CA
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yes they look so nice but Foreclosures are such tough on to stomach.

Jan 17, 2012 04:02 PM #13
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