Sister houses on W Academy Searcy AR. Dutcher and Bloom 1929 owners.

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702 w academy Dutcher house Searcy AR

The Dutcher House - 702 W Academy

708 Academy Bloom House

The Bloom House - 708 W Academy

A new property has come on the market and it is right beside one that is also for sale.  Both are historic treasures in Searcy AR.  The listing agent provided information about this newest property on the market and it is worth sharing for its historic value.  Right now Searcy is trying to raise funds to redo the Rialto and this information fits right in.

In 1929 a local carpenter named Dutcher paired with Bloom, a businessman, to build two houses in the heart of Searcy.  Bloom owned the Grand Theatre which was renamed the Rialto and revamped for "Talkies" in 1928.  Bloom also commissioned Dutcher to do the carpentry work on his own home which was being built next door at the same time as Dutcher's home at 702 W Academy.  Because both homes were being built along with the revamp of the theater, material was shared among all three buildings.

One primary building material was the left over tiles of the tin ceiling in the Rialto.  Those tiles are visible in both of the homes.  Perhaps most visible is the local stone used to make these Craftsman style homes so unique.....almost like sister homes.

One feature of the 1929 Dutcher home was a sleeping porch which is now a master bedroom.  Sleeping porches were believed to give fresh air which helped sufferers of tuberculosis and in general helped to avoid other illnesses.  Original stonemasonry walls are exposed in both homes.  Both homes were completed late in 1929 just before the Great Depression hit.  Both are still lovely.  If you'd like interior pictures (or if you'd like to purchase one!) I can email you the MLS information sheets. 

I have always liked the two historic homes but this information was new to me.  Thanks, Lena Rath, for sharing.

 

 

 

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Neil Pluister
RE/MAX Property Pros Minocqua Neil Pluister (715) 367-7270 - Minocqua, WI
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Barbara,

Great post. It looks like a great property.

Jun 24, 2015 12:48 PM #1
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
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Looks like a lovely listing. I am sure that someone is going to be very happy with this as their new home.

Jun 24, 2015 08:37 PM #2
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Neil, it is very nice.

Lise, I'd love to sell it.  Both houses are lovely.

Jun 24, 2015 09:48 PM #3
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Richard Weeks
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Congratulations on your new listings.  Both look spectacular.  Nice job with your presentation.

Jun 24, 2015 10:36 PM #4
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Don Thompson
Donthomp Associates - Sunnyvale, CA

 I don't know anything about those two houses but I would be remiss if I didn't mention this blog about the Rialto.

I believe the facade is an art deco design and the tin ceiling tiles fit that style also.

Jun 25, 2015 01:15 AM #5
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Anita Fuller

Can't believe I didn't recognize the M.P. Jones, Jr. house: 708 W. Academy.....but who lived (lives) in the other one now?

Jun 25, 2015 04:10 AM #6
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Don Thompson
Donthomp Associates - Sunnyvale, CA

Oh my goodness! It didn't register on me until Anita mentioned it was M.P. Jones house.

I lived a short distance away with I was 8 years young. My biggest memory was catching a Tiger swallowtail butterfly in their back yard. I mounted that butterfly and put it in a case which I kept for a very long time. Wish I still had it.

Harold will remember this if  he reads the blog while recuperating in Branson.

I saw him last Thursday and Friday. He will go home Sunday.

 

In those days we kids roamed freely from house to house because there were no fences.

Jun 25, 2015 07:23 AM #7
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Don, thanks for finding the old blog about the Rialto.  I must share it with facebook.  I was also surprised to discover the name for the house that was the Jones's for so long that people remember it as the Jones house.  I hope Harold does well and does remember the old days near the house.

Anita, I don't know who lives in the other one but it is interesting to know that both are for sale at the same time.  They have lovely fireplaces that could picture could reside over.

Jun 25, 2015 09:51 PM #8
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Anita Fuller

That picture that you are referring to, had better be in your garage until I can get it and put it under my bed! Having said that, I'd buy the house and hang it above the fireplace.....in my wildest dreams. NOT handicapped friendly...and actually, very un-friendly it seems.

Jun 26, 2015 10:51 PM #9
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Don Thompson
Donthomp Associates - Sunnyvale, CA

I'm thinking I might put in a bid for that picture.

Jun 27, 2015 07:59 AM #10
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Anita Fuller

Don: I'll sell it to you for $200. That is making me $100 profit in that I sold it for $l00 and bought it back for $l00.

Jun 28, 2015 12:06 AM #11
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Don Thompson
Donthomp Associates - Sunnyvale, CA

Is this one of those math puzzles? You sold it for $100 and bought it back for $100 so that means net profit and loss of $0.

You sell it to me for $200 that means you have a profit of $200.

Jun 28, 2015 01:01 AM #12
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Anita Fuller

well DUH! I never was any good at math, as you math gurus of SHS, know! Since I had already forgotten the $l00 profit (as in I had already spent it), I figured since I had to buy it back for $l00, then I need to sell it for much more.....as in $200 to YOU, mr. moneybags.

Jun 28, 2015 01:22 AM #13
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Don and Anita!  While I was vacationing you two were doing math problems.  I am the one with the picture, at present, so may the best bidder win.  Or....what if I decide to put it above my fireplace???  I love the picture.  Anita has paid for it so I would be the big winner!!  I get to keep Anita's money, Anita's lovely picture, and my house looks lovely!

 

Jun 29, 2015 10:47 AM #14
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Harold Gene Sullivan

I'm back home now and doing fine but full recovery from 2 broken legs will take some time yet. For those of you that knew him, my older brother, A.J., died while I was in rehab. He lived in Branson.

I remember the Jones house very well. It was on my Daily Citizen route. I always walked the paper up and put it neatly by the front door, as instructed by the carrier before me. The other peoples papers we just folded and threw close to front porch somewhere.

Jul 01, 2015 05:13 AM #15
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Don Thompson
Donthomp Associates - Sunnyvale, CA

Good thing since M.P. was you big boss!

Welcome home and speedy recovery.

Jul 02, 2015 04:56 AM #16
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Harold Gene, I am glad you are back and remembering fun things about your paper route.  Most people remember that as the Jones house I guess.  You should see how it has been added on. 

Don, a little "playing up to the boss" hurts no one.  LOL

Jul 02, 2015 10:02 PM #17
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