I'm excited and I MUST go visit this historic home that is now on the market for the first time that I can remember in my 30+ years of real estate. I wrote a blog about the little girl who grew up in the house.
Dorothy Yarnell Warden, our respected historical oracle for Searcy AR history was on this blog.
Here's the house.
And here's little Dorothy at the house at its present location.
Dorothy reports that the house used to be where the Price Saver Grocery Store (Old Sexton's, old Safeway) is located now. Here's what Dorothy said about the house.
This history recall is the love of my life right now. I have bored Frank, my husband, for years telling who lived where, to whom they were related, and any gossip I heard.
This house sat on East Race in Sexton's lot. It was just a plain rather run down Victorian cottage built my great uncle Yarnell. I do not know which one. My grandfather R. A. Neelly bought this and raised mother and her 2 borthers here. Then my grandfather to be, Will Yarnell bought the house and moved it by mules and logs to where it sits today. As you can tell by the picture it was still a Victorian. When this picture was taken, it had already been moved to its present location.
The inteior layout of the house is basically the same now as earlier, but the kitchen is what was once a screened porch. The house was moved in sections. The decorating is more modern and does not look like my mother's house any more. Perrin Jones and I feel that it is one of the oldest houses in Searcy.
Papa Neelly built a two story house that I hope you will soon see on this blog and lived there until 1940. The Tatum Plants and Sloan Sanfords lived in that house later.
Of interest in the picture above is the building in the background. That building was located where the Employment Security Office is at this time.
Kevin Stewart made a comment about the logs.
We were friends with the owners who did the sprucing up and restoration of this home. One of the things that made the renovations difficult is that the logs that were used to roll it to the new location are still under the home!!!. Once it was in place, the new foundation was built under and the logs just left. Charlie had a time running new electric and plumbing around those logs.
So we have a historic house on tour tomorrow. So long! Gotta get my rest so I can tour it!! If you want to buy it, just call me. It is $89,000!