The old Rodgers Hospital was located on West Woodruff Street and we have seen quite a few views of it before. I like this one, found in the 1959 Searcy City Directory. It gives a good view of the part of the hospital on the East side. It appears to have been covered with asbestos siding which was popular back then. There were sidewalks on both sides of the street too which I wish we still had.
And let's imagine you were home alone and needed to get to this hospital. We had a taxicab service which was also in the directory. It was run by Wilbur Waggle who is shown here beside his taxi with our courthouse and Rialto Theater in the background. You had to dial only 4 numbers to get him! How things change.