The Oliver House
How nice it would be to have a house named after you even though it has
changed hands several times during the years. This one at 605 N Spring
Street in Searcy AR has just changed hands again but is still recognized as
The Oliver House. The court house says this house was built in 1895! That is pretty old! I received a call from the new owners and am so pleased
to report that the new owners love history, are researching the history of
this house and are going to live in it! I told the new owner that the
Searcy Sleuths know everything about everybody that used to be a big part of
Mr Oliver, I understand, was Mayor of Searcy from 1936 to 1951 and from this house he could have walked to Searcy on this nice sidewalk that is still in the front
of it in just a minute. It received an update several years ago by his son,
once again as I understand. The house occupies quite a bit of property and
the shop is a nice addition to the land. Hopefully, with the new owner it will thrive again and be a proud part of Searcy's history.
Sleuths, tell us what you know about this house or its original occupants.
Barbara S. Duncan
CRS, GRI, e-PRO
RE/MAX Advantage REALTORS