Searcy AR filling station Exxon. Where was it? Gone now.

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Advantage

Exxon Station Searcy AR where was it

Here's a challenge, Searcy Sleuths!

While we are spending most of our time at home looking for things to do, we perhaps look back through old memory books or files saved.  I was doing just that when this lovely photograph fell out of the book.  I thought I knew exactly where it was.  Folks from Searcy will probably remember the old root beer restaurant which was behind a filling station on East Race.  I remembered a big white house on the same block and just knew this station was beside the house.

So I drove by to prove I was right.  WRONG!  From where the filling station was to where the white house is was quite a distance with an apartment complex in between.  Dang!  

So let me give you a chance, Searcy Sleuths, to tell me where it was!  It might brighten our quarantine hours to have a challenge!  

Comments (15)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Barbara - my Dad owned an Enco gas station at one time(that was name that Exxon used in Southern California during the 1960s).  

Apr 04, 2020 10:34 AM
Anonymous
Marcia Dobbins

Corner of W Race Street and Cross. Bolding Exxon. Next door to the Scott House

Apr 04, 2020 10:39 AM
#2
Don Thompson
Donthomp Associates - Sunnyvale, CA

There is a Citgo at that location now.

Apr 04, 2020 12:21 PM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good afternoon Barbara. Things change and years pass. I like that photo very much.

Apr 04, 2020 12:29 PM
Anonymous
Keith Rutledge

#1. That photo is reversed, so the house is/was the opposite side of the service station.

Apr 04, 2020 01:06 PM
#5
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Michael, that is interesting.

 

Apr 04, 2020 02:40 PM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Marcia, you are right.  Further down in comments you see what fooled me for so long.

Apr 04, 2020 02:41 PM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

No, Don, the super sleuth of all the Searcy Sleuths!!  That is on the opposite side of the road.

Apr 04, 2020 02:42 PM
Don Thompson

Sorry, I thought because of the station this was correct. Here's Across the street.



Also here's the correct view of your post.


Apr 05, 2020 10:06 AM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Sheila, thanks!!

 

Apr 04, 2020 02:43 PM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Keith Rutledge, you have solved the puzzle.  I finally came to the conclusion that you reached rapidly.  When I looked at the picture in a mirror, it was obvious that it was reversed.  I had a son who was in to photography and he worked in a photographers dark room to develop.  He did this one wrong!  So when I drove down the street to check where I thought it was, I became puzzled.  Took me a long time to figure it out!!!  What a fun picture, though!!

Apr 04, 2020 02:46 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Searcy residents are lucky to have you, Barbara.  You are a great resource of their history.

Apr 04, 2020 06:06 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Barbara.

Well now, it looks like you have your answer.  Time for another challenge. 

Apr 05, 2020 01:53 AM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Myrl, lots of Searcy people reach the blog from facebook where I share it.

Apr 05, 2020 05:42 AM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

James, my readers are much smarter than I am.   No doubt about it!

 

Apr 05, 2020 05:42 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

My family owned a service station as an investment. Years later, it became the location for a fast food restaurant.

Apr 21, 2020 08:38 AM