That was quite a swat! Tree limb attacks chimney at Searcy AR Market Street house.

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Advantage

A drive to work a few days ago was interrupted by this disturbing site.

Tree limb down

Heavy winds early in the morning had broken the limb off a tree and the limb had fallen and taken a big swat at the chimney of this beautiful old home on Market Street in Searcy AR.  Sleuths may remember it as the old Methodist Church parsonage.  That is what it was when I first came to town.  I hope they repair the chimney because it stood high and proud and we don't see many chimneys built on new houses anymore.

Market St chimney

Tree is now gone.  Chimney, though injured, still remains and the bricks can perhaps be used to redo.

Lovely house needs impressive chimney!!




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Al Raymondi
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Nice post Barbara, and great photos of the downed tree limb and the broken chimney.

May 18, 2012 05:27 AM #1
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First of all, thank you for "finally" posting a new blog!  I still think it weird that someone would hang a picture of a contemparary person that they do not know, in their living room.  Oh well, "everyone to their own notion, said the old lady as she kissed the cow"  ( a saying of my mothers).....I certainly don't mind, just think it strange.

I'm pretty sure the house on Market Street was originally built to house the District Superintendent of the Methodist Church..... It later may have housed the minister at that time.  I shall consult some of my 'older' friends and get back with 'ya.   It was a lovely house in it's day.  Hope it's still kept up.

May 18, 2012 05:41 AM #2
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That tree was a disaster waiting to happen. Should have been removed long before the limb incident. Of course, money was probably the issue. What was that famous saying from Midas Muffler, "pay me now or pay me later".

 

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Barbara, is that a thumb partial I see in the second pic or perhaps a car window shadow?

May 18, 2012 06:57 AM #3
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Wow, that was a powerful gust of wind!  Hope everyone was safe ~

May 18, 2012 09:43 AM #4
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Barbara S. Duncan
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Al, thanks.  It is always surprising when you drive by a place and see damages.  I love this house so I had to pull over and investigate.

Anita, good example of your "tartness!"  I also think it weird that some family lets a beautiful and beautifully framed picture of a family member go out the door at an auction.  One of these days your kids are going to be upset about it!!  : )

Don, you come in with a great "before" picture!  Thanks.  And the second pic was just a car window shadow. That was a tall chimney, wasn't it?

May 18, 2012 11:58 AM #5
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David and Bonnie, no one was hurt....just shaken up a little.

May 18, 2012 11:58 AM #6
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Yes, Anita, as I remember it was built as the D.S.'s house.  But I have a vague memory that the First Methodist Church bought it for their preacher. But if you haddn't remembered it I would have never remembered.  What a memory you have! 

May 18, 2012 01:52 PM #7
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Harold Gene, she is very good with those memories! 

May 18, 2012 06:52 PM #8
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I now have the scoop on the Market St. house, from my personal Oracle, Nona Wilkerson.   It was originally built for the district superintendent of the Methodist Church.....he lived in it then moved on.  after that  it was the parsonage for maybe just one or two pastors.....then sold. 

May 19, 2012 06:49 AM #9
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Anita, I think I was a real estate agent when it sold.  Good sleuthing.

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