1909 picture of Searcy Bank....standing alone! A rare find!

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Searcy Bank 1909 Searcy AR old picture

This picture is for sale right now on ebay and I admit I am tempted to buy it because it is the only one I have seen with this beautiful building standing alone on the corner of what is now Arch and Spruce. Look at the sidewalk going to nowhere and the dirt streets.  The wording on the end is, "Do you know this man with his hands in his pockets?"  There is also a little checkmark beside the gentleman.  Here's the back of the post card. Note the date Apr 5/09.  Be sure to read it.  Sounds as if was written by a person with a sense of humor and possibly a preacher because they mention being busy with 8 marriages, 18 funerals and 28 additions to the church.  So for the Searcy Sleuths, who have not been worked hard lately, we have questions!  Who is the man on front?  Which church does this refer to?  Who was Mrs. Wood?

Searcy Bank Searcy AR back of card

Now here is an old blog of mine.  Notice the same building in the background with attached buildings now.  Searcy was on the grow!

float in front of Seary Bank searcy ar

 

 

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Don Thompson
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The man with his hands in his pocket. All I can say with certainty is it's not me!

My guess is she was referring to the First Methodist Church with 28 additions.

It was always beeing remoddled. Those fickle Methodists! We Baptists wouldn't do that.

In 1916 there was one Wood in the 1916 telephone directory.

So I'm going to say Mrs. H.K. Woods.

 

Jun 22, 2016 09:49 AM #1
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Barbara S. Duncan
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Don, my best Sleuth, thanks!  I'll bet you are right.  If the Methodist Church were to check their records they might find the man pictured here.  Perhaps they will.

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