Drive by for a last look. Market St houses to go.

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The newspaper said today that there are three houses on East Market Street that will be torn down for more parking for Harding University.  I always like to keep a picture of the ones going down.  We can't keep houses forever but perhaps we can keep the pictures forever.

Here they are.  912, 914 and 918 East Market, Searcy AR.  Better drive by quickly.  I drive by each day on my way to work at the RE/MAX office on Race Street so I may be forced to detour during the demolition.

Progress is good and I know Harding needs the space but sometimes it is sad.  I got the pictures from Google Earth and it always amazes me that we can get on the computer and find the properties that we are searching for and "stand" in the front yard for a photo.  These houses had lots of happy days and we will miss them!

 

Harding house to be moved

East Market house

 918 E Market Searcy AR

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Lise Howe
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So sad to think of all the life that has been lived in those houses and now they are going. There is a house up the street from me that is going to be torn down. I remember the family that lived there before the one tearing it down. Sad....

Jul 05, 2015 12:46 PM #1
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 Good Monday morning Barbara. And that is what they call progress. Tear a house down and build a parking lot.

Jul 05, 2015 07:19 PM #2
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Lise, it is sad.  But we can't keep all houses.

Michael, and we also lose the property taxes when they are bought by tax-exempt organizations.

Jul 05, 2015 09:48 PM #3
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Harold Gene Sullivan

I have no memories attached to these houses. Does anyone know who lived in them in the '40s or '50s?

Jul 06, 2015 05:41 AM #4
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
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Harold Gene, two of them might not go back that far but surely the oldest one would.

Jul 06, 2015 05:55 AM #5
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Paulette Choate

We lived at 920. I think Norma Staggs lived at 918. Dr. Formby lived next door to the Staggs family. The Max Casey family lived next door to the Formbys.

Jul 06, 2015 09:32 AM #6
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Anita Fuller

Dr. Formby's address was 914 E. Market....telephone 845. Max Casey 902 E. Market...1638. E.E. Staggs 505 E. Market...

I remember when the Formbys built that house...I thought it was so pretty and modern.

Jul 06, 2015 11:34 PM #7
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Barbara S. Duncan
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GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Anita, thanks to that old phone book again.  I'll bet the Formby house did look modern.  Wasn't the one on the east side older?  The courthouse says they were both built in 1955 but I question that. 

 

Jul 06, 2015 11:53 PM #8
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