W Pleasure St Searcy AR changes again. Another house going down.

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Advantage

Some houses really do just get worn out.  Like humans.  There is just no way to make them live longer. That's the case with this 611 West Pleasure house on the corner of Pleasure and Pecan Streets and just across the street from the location of the popular-at-one-time Gentry's Grocery.

It has been bought and is being readied for the big bash that will take it away forever.  It had a tarped roof and I am sure that the inside was in bad shape.  But it still deserves one final tribute on this blog.

There are houses like it still in Searcy.  It was probably a popular building style in 1925 when folks used the porch for actual sitting and waving to the neighbors as they walked by.  I wonder if it was a two-room house that was eventually added on and added on to make it larger. 

Whatever.....Searcy grows and we are proud of that.  Just say goodbye to another part of our history.

611 W Pleasure

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Harold Gene Sullivan

I remember lots of houses in Searcy which looked very similar. It must have been a cheap house to build.

Looking around StreetView in that neighborhood, I saw a very interesting house I don't remember but old enough to have been there in the '50s. . It is a very large house on the SE corner of S Pecan and W Center. It is painted pink. Does anyone know anything of the house's history? It looks too big to have ever been a single family private home.

Feb 14, 2015 04:01 AM #1
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http://www.arkansaspreservation.com/historic-properties/_search_nomination_popup.aspx?id=2241

Feb 14, 2015 12:59 PM #2
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Harold Gene Sullivan

Whoever posted the information on the Kerr-Booth house, thanks. I can not believe that I grew up in Searcy and was by that house many, many times and never noticed it.

There were several big houses in Searcy in those days but this must have been one of the bigger ones if not the biggest.

Feb 14, 2015 02:27 PM #3
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Harold Gene, I join you in thanking the person who supplied the information about the house on Center Street.  I learned who lived there in the past and my career dates back far enough to remember some of the residents.  I even had it listed once when the Steve Lightle family lived there.  It was gorgeous at that time.  They traded houses with builder, Carl Beavers, Jr., and he sold it to the Riseners, I think.  Here is the link for the history again.

Feb 14, 2015 10:29 PM #4
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Don Thompson
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Harold do you think we really looked at houses and wondered about them

when we were growing up?

I might have thought about them some when I was clambering on rooftops installing tv antennas for Wyatt's Radio Shop when in high school. I remember one like the Kerr-Booth house that had a steep roof and presented a  challenge for erecting a mast.

 

Feb 17, 2015 05:52 AM #5
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Angela Shaw

Barbara, I noticed this house on Pleasure one day last week. The missing windows caught my eye, so I made a block and came back around to get a closer look. From my perch out at the street, I noticed that there is still furniture inside AND there are still clothes hanging in a closet. That struck me as very sad.

Feb 18, 2015 06:01 AM #6
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Barbara S. Duncan
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Angela, I was the same way.  Windows and a missing tree caught my eye.  There were also some curtains still on the windows and it is rather sad.  What is also sad is stopping by the sales where vendors have bought storage unit contents and have them out for sale.  Family pictures are usually in the boxes.

Feb 18, 2015 10:50 AM #7
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