Remember Town & Country Real Estate? 609 E Race, Searcy AR. Gone now.

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Town and Country Real Estate Searcy AR office 1978

1978 yearbook picture...Harding College Searcy AR

This interesting picture is unusual in that there is snow on the ground and the kids had to be well-wrapped to get in that convertible for the Harding yearbook picture.  I found it in an old folder titled 1978 Harding yearbook ad pictures.    

The house was at 609 E Race, according to the address on the building.  I remember it as a very attractive brick house that housed several businesses through the years including the Town and Country Real Estate business.  It no longer pulls up on because it is no longer there. Harding now owns the lot and the lots around it.  The old car was used for advertising purposes.

It would be nice if you can name the students!  And the car!

Comments (7)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Barbara - I am struck by the attractiveness of the building.  Those kids may now be grandparents.  Life moves quickly although I can't say that the automobile pictured could move as fast as some of its newer competitors.  

Feb 01, 2020 06:43 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

That's an amazing vintage photo, Barbara.  I'm certain folks in your are treasure it.

Feb 01, 2020 10:52 AM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

You are right, Michael!  Thanks for your comment.

Myrl, thanks.  We still don't know the names of the kids, though.

Feb 01, 2020 11:59 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Barbara.

What a great find, I would love to own that car, but I'm sure it's long gone.

Feb 02, 2020 01:11 AM
Judy Hoggard

Phil said he thinks one of the guys might be EC ? Umburger. Might tag him and see what f he knows.

Feb 03, 2020 05:59 PM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Can you do it for me, Judy?  I don't know him.

Feb 04, 2020 05:21 AM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Here's an interesting observation from Cliff Wiggs who grew up in Searcy.  Anyone remember this?

Does anybody remember? There was a dealerhp in Searcy that sold these cars back around that time You could buy a sedan, a coupe or one like this. They had modern type tires, brakes, etc.Had brand new Ford engine, transmission, etc., and were built somewhere in Florida Some of the running gear was coated with brass, so it would never rust.I went down and looked at them, and wanted one so bad, but they were about 10 grand, about 3 or 4 times what any other new car would cost at that time.

Feb 04, 2020 06:04 AM