A very interesting SOLD picture on our MLS from old Beebe Arkansas

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Advantage

Beebe store sold

We do a lot of griping about photos of our MLS listings and solds.  Today I sat up straight when I saw this one particular photo come through as sold for $84,000.  There is no identification as to what old department store it may have been but the picture is loud and clear.  I loved the stark clarity of it.

Beebe downtown

Doing a little investigating, I found this old photo of downtown Beebe Arkansas, a growing city that is about 20 miles from my town of Searcy.  Once while in Beebe not too far back, I went into what I think was this store, still open and operating as a department store.  Later, I think it had become a flea market and I went in again.  It seemed so small at the time.  The ceilings were very low and it felt cramped. 

So I'm going to see if some of my Searcy friends know what store in Beebe this was.  I believe it is on this street and it is definitely a corner position. 

Comments (52)

Steven L. Smith
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc. - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham WA Home Inspector

Mrs Barbara,

Mr Charles is trying to circumvent the democratic process. Fortunately, the overwhelming support that I have from the little people, such as yourself (and the very little people such as Mr James and Mr Charles) has brought to my campaign some heavy hitters. I really appreciate this gentleman's support and I am glad to be part of his team.

Dec 11, 2008 04:18 AM
Charles Buell
Charles Buell Inspections Inc. - Seattle, WA
Seattle Home Inspector

Nutsy if you had something in that head of yours besides a lot of hot air you would know that (in spite of your incredulous sleuthing skills) that if you really look close at the evidence, taste the evidence, smell the evidence you will find that I had nothing to do with defacing your sign.  You may have to give some serious thought as to your conclusion that Raven is not alive-----oh, I forgot----you have nothing to think with.

Dec 11, 2008 04:32 AM
Steven L. Smith
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc. - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham WA Home Inspector

Mr Charles,

You are delusional. Raven is in boot hill.

Dec 11, 2008 05:42 AM
Steven L. Smith
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc. - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham WA Home Inspector

Mr Charles,

You are delusional. Raven is in boot hill.

Nutsy W

Dec 11, 2008 05:47 AM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Charles, I totally missed that Raven look-alike on my building!  I felt sad all over again!

Nutsy, you sure climb to the top in a hurry!  I'm proud of you!! 

Dec 11, 2008 06:26 AM
Deb Brooks
Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas - Wichita Falls, TX

Barbara, I love it! Great photos. Nutsy is cute too...why didn't I vote for him? Hugs, Deb

Dec 11, 2008 07:47 AM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Deb, thanks for stopping by.  Nutsy is running so you can vote in the IL election!!

Dec 11, 2008 08:22 AM
Steven L. Smith
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc. - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham WA Home Inspector

Folks,

I think that only Barbara and I are impartial. James and Charlie have some sort of an axe to grind, typical politics. I agree with Barbara, Nutsy is the guy to beat. Eight years from now we might have another Illinois Senator as President. Do not sell him short. He has the look.

Dec 11, 2008 11:35 AM
Charles Buell
Charles Buell Inspections Inc. - Seattle, WA
Seattle Home Inspector

So is that from the Nut House to the White House or the White House to the Nut House----I can never keep it straight.

Dec 11, 2008 11:40 AM
Steven L. Smith
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc. - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham WA Home Inspector

Charlie,

Arguably, it has worked both ways over the years.

Dec 11, 2008 01:02 PM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Go, Nutsy!! 

Dec 11, 2008 01:45 PM
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Hi Barbara: I'm glad you got an answer to your question. I didn't see the store in the photo, either, because it wasn't the corner location. BTW, how do you pronounce Beebe. Is it BEE-BEE or Bee-BAY or BEEB?

Elizabeth Weintraub Land Park Real Estate Agent in Sacramento

Dec 12, 2008 04:50 AM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Elizabeth, it is Bee-bee.  Our Governor right now is named Mike Beebe, no relation to the city.  Ha. I think the answer to this question is the one with the coke sign is the building.  Beebe had a huge tornado a few years ago and may have damaged the top.  I'm still researching it.

Dec 12, 2008 11:36 PM
Anonymous
Mike Goff

Barbara,

The name of the store in the photo at the top of this blog was Powell and Company department store.  It was owned by R.V. Powell and all my years of growing up in Beebe was operated by his son-in-law, Lee Hayes.

Jun 02, 2010 03:11 PM
#46
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Mike, thanks for telling us which store it was.  I haven't been to Beebe downtown for a few months so I'm wondering it they have it restored yet?

 

Jun 02, 2010 03:28 PM
Anonymous
Erin Henry

Came across this site trying to find out info on this building!  I am a photographer and I LOVE LOVE LOVE this building inside and out.  I am trying to find out who has it to see if they will sell, but no informaiton on the building or online.  I found a Lee Hayes in Beebe but I'm not sure if it is right or not.  Does anyone have ANY information to help me out?

 

Erin

 

Mar 05, 2011 09:35 AM
#48
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Erin, I have not been to Beebe to drive by this building lately.  My understanding is that the person who bought it was going to restore it.  If you'd like I can probably research it for you or at least give you the name of the realtor who sold it. 

Mar 06, 2011 02:31 AM
Anonymous
Janet Lenderman
I believe this building was Powell's Appliances when I was growing up in Beebe back in the 50 's and 60's. And yes it is Beebe!
Sep 17, 2011 03:16 PM
#50
Anonymous
Ty Landthrip

It is Powells Appliances in old downtown Beebe, Arkansas. I am still good friends with parts of the Powell Family! Great people!

Sep 18, 2015 04:42 AM
#51
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Ty, it was Powell's, so they say.  I now wonder what happened to the plans to redo the building.

Sep 18, 2015 09:53 PM