Arch St downtown Searcy AR Old postcard. Baugh's Drug. Old cars.

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Arch St Searcy AR historic photo. Very old cars.

Really OLD!

Driving in downtown Searcy AR today is totally different.  This view of Arch Street South of the courthouse looks very wide.  Go there now and with huge pickup trucks parked on each side it does not look very wide.  This view seems to show dirt streets, antique vehicles, and a few people.  

Arch St Searcy AR downtown 1912 old postcard

This one is dated.  1912.  So which do you think came first?  At first I thought the one in color was later but looking at it more closely I can see that the store beside Baugh's was brick in this one but appeared to be painted in the top one and the top one had more awnings.  Perhaps this lower one was before we had horseless carriages!  You tell me.

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Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Corpus Christi, TX
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I love this and wish I could find some old photos like this of the downtown areas around here.  I will have to start searching for them now.  I think the color one looks older, maybe because the other one shows a book store on the side.  Let us know!

Jan 27, 2020 01:02 PM #1
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Sam Cicirello

The bottom one is a painting. Look towards the bank and past it’s a painting 🖼. Probably a postcard.

Jan 27, 2020 01:13 PM #2
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Brenda, you might check in old yearbooks where merchants put their pictures with ads.  I am glad you like the blog.

Jan 27, 2020 04:54 PM #3
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Sam, it is an old post card with writing on the back.  But I don't think it is a painting.  It think it is color-tinted like they did a lot of photographs of people back then.  I don't have a definite response to it yet.  It is good to hear from you, Sam!!!

 

Jan 27, 2020 04:56 PM #4
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Don Thompson
Donthomp Associates - Sunnyvale, CA

I agree with you, Barbara, both are tinted. I have both pictures and on mine the top one is also labeled 2012. I may have a slightly better version with the back. Also note the signs are different with the one on top having book store added. It may be slightly later.

Jan 27, 2020 06:46 PM #5
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Morning Barbara.

That is one old photo for sure.  Where do you find all of the photos, you share with us?

Jan 28, 2020 01:22 AM #6
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Don, the back of mine looks just like yours.  The back of the bottom one has writing on it and the postal stamp gives the age.  Does one of the buildings say Groceries?  I had not noticed the added book store sign.

Jan 28, 2020 05:08 AM #7
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

James, from many places and a lot of contributions from friends.  

Jan 28, 2020 05:09 AM #8
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Barbara - regardless of the origin, the scenes of Main Street Searcy are a reminder of a time long long ago.  I enjoy these posts and especially the comments you receive from other Searcy residents with their own recollections. 

Jan 28, 2020 05:14 AM #9
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Michael, thank you so much!

Jan 28, 2020 10:43 AM #10
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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That second photo taken in 1912 is especially wonderful, Barbara.  I'm sure many in Searcy love it!

Jan 28, 2020 03:22 PM #11
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Myrl, it really is a nice old postcard.

Jan 29, 2020 04:42 AM #12
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