Continued....Prettiest little filling station in Bald Knob AR...

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Advantage

I wrote a blog last week about the pleasure I receive when passing by the little old English Tudor filling station in Bald Knob.  Lots of Sleuths have responded and I now have more pictures, more knowledge, and new friends.  It is on the Historic Register, was built around 1930 and was operated by the man shown in the picture below and all comments stated how nice he was.

Here's my picture with first blog.

Filling station Bald Knob on Historic Register

Look at this next picture that was provided by a Sleuth who got it from an old high school yearbook.

Bald Knob filling station

I understand!  It does not show much of the filling station BUT look in the background.  There it shows a matching building with the same brick and the same Tudor trim.  Here's another one that was sent to me.

Bald Knob old Tudor style filling station.

What a cute house on the other side, right?  And check out that souped up Volkswagen bug!  Here is what that building looks like today.

Little house beside tudor filling station Bald Knob

Look closely and you can see the old Tudor trim on both gables.  Brick has been painted and it was impossible to see how it looked before until I received the pictures from friends.  I did always think it was the cutest little pizza depot and wondered what it was earlier.

Next step, of course, was to ask Bald Knob friends what it used-to-be when it was a matching building to our filling station.  The answer turned out to be........a liquor store!  What a surprise!  That was before the county became a dry county.  I'd love to see a picture of the two buildings taken from across the street when they matched.

So thanks for all the help you gave me through your comments!  We all know Bald Knob better now.

Comments (10)

Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Neat blog post... love the old images.

Jul 20, 2015 06:08 AM
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Barbara S. Duncan  One of my favorite activities while traveling along older highways is reminiscing when I see the  original gas stations along the way. The Bald Knob station is beautiful!  I love that your readers sent you photos!

Many old stations around the country have been turned into restaurants.  My favorite example is Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que.

Jul 20, 2015 06:44 AM
Michael Dagner
Brokers Guild Classic - Denver, CO
Your Denver Homes Realty Expert

Hi Barbara, I saw the original post last week.  Glad the community responded to the post.  Nice little place it was.

Jul 20, 2015 11:54 AM
John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

It's really nice to see history preserved through the years. Who knows what curious person might come across your blog 20-30 years from now?

Jul 20, 2015 01:54 PM
Claude Labbe
Real Living | At Home - Washington, DC
Realty for Your Busy Life

That's beautiful, and I can almost sense life slowing down just a bit so it can be enjoyed in Bald Knob.

Jul 20, 2015 02:46 PM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Andrew, thanks.

Sharon, I agree.

Michael, thanks for commenting.

John, you are so right!

Claude, I do slow down and pulled over for the photo!


Jul 21, 2015 10:36 AM
April Locke Falcone

That is my Aunt Jeannie in the picture above. I was only a little bitty girl when I met Mr.Richards before his passing. I remembered him giving me suckers , when my Aunt Jeannie would bring me along on a visit from Pine Bluff.

Jul 22, 2015 10:40 AM
Wayne Johnson
Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS® - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale

Barbara-Tough to remember the last time I saw a service station that really provided automobile service-cleaning window, checking tires, minor maintenance, etc.

Jul 29, 2015 12:11 PM
Jason Tyler
Jul 30, 2015 04:01 AM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

April, thanks for telling us about the station and your relatives.

Wayne, we have two left in Searcy AR.  I go to one of them regularly.  It is my only luxury.

Jason, agreed!

Jul 30, 2015 09:58 PM