Bank of Searcy, Searcy's oldest banking institution. AR

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Bank of Searcy oldest banking institution

White County's Oldest Banking Institution

Look at this old picture that was in the 1936  White County Centennial Edition of The Daily Citizen and White County Citizen.  It is a drawing of White County's oldest bank with three tiny vehicles in the street.  Let's see what it looks like now.  It is at the corner of Arch and Spruce on the Court Square of Searcy AR.

I drove by there this morning and snapped this picture.  Looks as if it has lost some of the trim at the top of the building.  We have gained paved streets, fireplugs, street lights, sidewalks with handicapped accessibility, and garbage pickup.  The building still has class but has not been a bank in a long, long time.

I am glad it is still a part of our town.

old Bank of Searcy AR now picture

Comments (10)

Anonymous
Amber

I can't wait until The Wolf Coffee Company opens there soon! Met them at Beats & Eats in August! Cool young entrepreneurs!

Sep 23, 2019 10:33 AM
#1
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good afternoon barbara. I love your old drawings and pictures of your hometown.

 

Sep 23, 2019 11:05 AM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Amber, I had not heard that news!  I'll be looking forward to that.  Thanks for the information.

Sep 23, 2019 11:26 AM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Sheila, thank you.  I am glad you like the same things that I do.

Sep 23, 2019 11:27 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Barbara - I appreciate when older historic buildings become re-purposed for today.  Time marches on!  I know in a "perfect" world the building would be a bank but it's good to see that it is still standing.  

Sep 23, 2019 07:24 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Barbara.

So, what business is in there today?  Have a great day

Sep 24, 2019 01:20 AM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Michael, I like seeing unchanged old buildings.

Sep 24, 2019 05:30 AM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

James, I am not sure but someone said it is to become a coffee shop.

Sep 24, 2019 05:30 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I'm glad to see the bank today looks nearly identical to how it was pictured in the past.  And, it is still standing.  In Sacramento, we have lost several of our historic landmarks to "progress."

Sep 25, 2019 03:38 AM