The prettiest little filling station in Arkansas. Bald Knob.

By
Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Advantage

Each time I drive through Bald Knob Arkansas I admire this property.  It must have once been a filling station but who ever heard of an English Tudor filling station?

The building is brick with Tudor trim.  It even has a curved outside doorway that probably led to the outdoor bathrooms.  Doors probably rolled up to let mechanics work on vehicles. 

Today I stopped long enough to snap a picture from across the street.  If anyone sees this blog and can give us history regarding this building that would be great.  Truth to tell, I could not even find the proper address for this property on our court house search site.  Sure wish we could see how it looked back in its day.

 

English Tudor filling station Bald Knob AR

Comments (13)

Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

It would be interesting to know the history, so much to find and discover in this country. Thanks for sharing.

Jul 16, 2015 05:24 AM
Michael Dagner
Brokers Guild Classic - Denver, CO
Your Denver Homes Realty Expert

Hi Barbara, it is a bit unusual with the tudor design, but would be nice to see restored.  Hope you solve the mystery with this post. 

Jul 16, 2015 09:24 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Someone has done a magnificent job of repurposing that former gas station.  It will be interesting if you can learn more history about it.

Jul 16, 2015 11:52 AM
Anonymous
Jay Fox

This looks like the old Weldon Richards station as I grew up in BK, contact his daughter Jeannie Locke (spouse is Jimmy Locke) in Pine Bluff as I bet she has photos or get a hold of some BKHS yearbooks from the early to mid 1970s as these businesses always bought an ad!

Jul 16, 2015 02:34 PM
#4
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Stefan, I am working on it.

Michael, I hope so too.

Myrl, my next comment makes a suggestion for historical research.

Jay, I will use this information to see if I can find out more.  Too bad folks don't have landlines any more so I could just call up Jeannie Locke in Pine Bluff.  I'll see if she is on facebook!

Jul 16, 2015 09:56 PM
Anonymous
Linda

I have a couple of photos from 2 yearbooks 1971 & 1972.

I emailed them to Barbara

Jul 16, 2015 10:26 PM
#6
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Linda!   Thanks.  I do not have them yet.  Email is barbara@barbarasduncan.com or barbaraduncan@cablelynx.com. 

 

Jul 16, 2015 10:31 PM
Anonymous
Linda

I sent 2 emails last night. I forwarded them again with both your email addys. Hopefully, you will receive them.

Jul 16, 2015 10:40 PM
#8
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Linda, I got them this time.  Thanks!

Jul 16, 2015 11:37 PM
Rosemarie Heindel
Harry Norman Realtors - Big Canoe, GA
Rosemarie Heindel

That sure does look like a pretty filling station. Good luck finding out the history and please share it with us when you do!

Jul 17, 2015 12:33 AM
Anonymous
Skip Sanford

Jay Fox nailed it! That is Weldon Richard's Texaco on US 367 In Bald Knob, AR

Jul 17, 2015 06:21 AM
#11
Anonymous
Susan Whiteaker

Spent lots of afternoons there after school w/my friend Angie. Her uncle, Weldon Ricgards, owned it and her mom worked for him some. He was such a nice man. His wife Ruth was a teacher at BK. I had her in the 4th grade. A lot of history and memories in that building. They had a daughter Jeanie, but I don't know where she is now.

Jul 17, 2015 12:53 PM
#12
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Rosemarie, we are working on it.

Skip, several have said that was Weldon's station and everyone loved him.

Susan, we are now working on the little building beside it.  I hope to put up another blog explaining what I mean by that.

Jul 17, 2015 10:18 PM