1700 W. Pleasure, Searcy AR. Soon to be gone? Torn down? I hope not.

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Advantage

1700 W Pleasure, Searcy AR

You are driving into Searcy from Hwy 36 West and you can take Pleasure Street or Beebe Capps Expressway.  Choose W Pleasure Street and you'll promptly see this lovely ranch house.

It has been meticulously maintained since it was built in 1960.  And it was built with wood....lots of wood.  Wood floors, wood walls, wood ceilings.  Wood that came from Doniphan Mills.  It has as much  class and beauty as any of the original ranch style homes in Searcy Arkansas.  It should be put on some kind of protective pedestal.

BUT......there was a hearing this week to try to get it zoned from residential to commercial and the house would be torn down to make a commercial building!  I can possibly see putting an office in the house but I can't see tearing it down and starting over.

Neighbors showed up to protest.  I watched and protested silently.  Decisions were delayed for two months and then will be considered again. 

So drive by and get ready to possibly say goodbye to another treasure or join those neighbors and try to get it saved.

 

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Rainmaker
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Ms Barbara it is not in writing yet so don't give up.  Look at the good side lets say they tear it down and make an office that means more jobs for the people in the area.

Jun 05, 2013 09:29 PM #1
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Mary Dunn

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Jun 07, 2013 02:18 AM #2
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Debbie Wantulok

So we will see if this works...my thought is...I'd like to see the house saved too...but if not...can I have the hardwood floors?  Just saying...

Jun 07, 2013 02:45 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

James, good thinking.

Mary, I hope it is working now.

Debbie, you shouldn't stop with wanting the flooring. The walls and ceilings are lovely too.

Jun 07, 2013 11:33 AM #4
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Anita Fuller

FINALLY, back in the saddle again.  Thank you, ActiveRain.

Another sacrelege tearing down this house!  Barbara, is this the one where the owner bought my portrait (using the term loosely) at mother's auction?

Jun 07, 2013 10:19 PM #5
Rainmaker
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Anita, no.  It is not the house where your picture hangs.  Your new picture home has two stories.

Jun 07, 2013 10:53 PM #6
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Anita Fuller

To set the record straight, for I"m SURE all the Active Rainers are dying to know the 'straight' story:  The man who owned this house that is being razed, bought the picture at the auction.  I assume he then sold it to the man (or woman) who then placed it above their mantle.   Hope he made a nice profit!!!!

Jun 09, 2013 10:07 PM #7
Rainmaker
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Anita, Anita, Anita.....I've missed you so much on this activerain comments section.  To set the record REALLY straight, because I was there and saw it happen, the man in the two story bought your framed picture and took it home to his own mantle.  The man who sold this house never owned you.  The worst thing is that you should not have sold yourself......you should be above your own mantle.

Anita Hart Fuller portrait

Jun 09, 2013 10:44 PM #8
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Anita Fuller

I stand corrected for I cannot refute someone who was there and who knew the buyer.  I guess I just thought the buyer was the man who owned the razed house.  Anyway, at the time I didn't think I wanted the picture.....and I certainly have NO mantle nor do I currently have a place to hang the thing.  In a small way, guess I wish I had it back, but not to the extent of BUYING it back.  I'd probaby just have to shove it under the bed...It IS a sentimental piece for me, and brings back memories of the houses it has "hung in".....

I'm glad ACTIVE RAIN has seen fit to let us outsiders comment again.  I've missed you, too.

Jun 10, 2013 02:08 AM #9
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Ludean Kidd

Well, Anita, I think it is a very pretty picture of you.  I assume the person who bought it likes it or he wouldn't have bought it.  I didn't know your mother, but I bet she would have a fit that you got rid of it.  Her little girl and all of that.

 

Jun 10, 2013 03:57 AM #10
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Don Thompson
Donthomp Associates - Sunnyvale, CA

I've missed Activerain and Anita also! I hope to do a Skype video with Anita at her campsite in Canada soon.

I just got back from a week in San Francisco doing the town including going to the opera to hear "Tales of Hoffmann". No time to comment on Activerain.

Don't know anything about those houses.

 

Jun 10, 2013 03:58 AM #11
Rainmaker
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Anita, we are back in the saddle again.  Sing that like the old country song that our parents sang.

Ludean, the picture makes her look like the princess that she was!

Don, Skype has not been something I've learned yet.  Good luck with that visit with Anita in Canada.  Guess you are tired from all the Calif. visiting.

Jun 10, 2013 11:03 AM #12
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