1965 photo of yard and small houses.
Here's another interesting picture loaned by Sherry Person from her dad's collection. Her dad, Ivan Quattlebaum, was a history lover and saved everything. These pictures, we have found, are from a collection of snapshots possibly taken by a long-ago resident named Elvin Figg Davenport. He was the only son of Judge W. D. Davenport and his wife Margaret. Searcy old-timers remember Elvin as a young man who roamed the Searcy, Kensett, Judsonia and other areas on his bicycle while carrying his camera. He loved trains! We probably will be posting more of his pictures of trains and the depots.
For this one, he took a picture of two shotgun houses (named because if you shot through the front door it would go through the house and out the back door). There is a large chicken pen and shed, several chickens, a dog on a porch, a lawn-mower covered with a tin tub and many other interesting parts of the picture including what appears to be asbestos siding on the houses. In the background is a building that says Gulf Oil Corporation and someone may be able to give the location based on that old building.
Elvin was reportedly an interesting character and these pictures are a good glimpse of the past.