Super Sleuth Anita Hart Fuller shared this picture with me because she said it was the home of her childhood friend Alice Anne O'Donell who lived at Griffithville AR, a small town several miles from Searcy AR. This one is just a photograph of the original watercolor painting done by John E Keller, a very successful artist in Searcy. Anita had it done and presented the original painting as a gift to her friend. The date signed by Mr. Keller is 1993.
The question might be why? Why did Anita commission this painting? We have the answer to that question! Anita has a sister-in-law, Ruth Ann Fuller, who had Mr. Keller paint another house picture in 1989. Let's look at it. I had to take a snapshot of it from a picture on the wall so this picture is full of reflections and possible distortions but you can see the beauty of it. Anita liked it so much that she asked Mr. Keller to do another one! Ruth Ann, by-the-way, was a popular teacher in Searcy Schools for many years. Check this blog about Ruth Ann which we did a few months ago.
Both of these houses are still standing. The first one is located on the main street of Griffithville. I think it would be nice to give the sleuths a chance to see if they know where this second house is located. Definitely Searcy, definitely still lovely! Anita's husband, Bob Fuller, even wrote a book about this one. It is titled "Out the House."
Go, Sleuths, Go!
And John Keller, your work is beautiful!