Will the real W Arch Street house in Searcy AR please stand up? Photoshopped?

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One house has been on the market three times within the past few years.  When I had it listed it looked like this.

W Arch Searcy AR

It sold two times and now it is back on the market and looks like this.

W Arch Searcy AR

And the middle sale showed the picture in the MLS that looked like this.

W Arch Searcy AR

I am still bothered by this photo.  Was it photoshopped to make it look great.  Super Sleuth and Photo Whiz Don, is it possible to take a picture and make it look this lovely?  How long would it take?  I drive by it a lot and never saw it look like this but perhaps my eyes are bad.

Do I need to learn how to enhance photos?

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Barbara S. Duncan
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Mary, thanks for standing up for me!  This little house is getting lots of attention.  It was staged inside and out when it sold the middle time.  They did it up well that time.

Don, I am so glad you can post pictures and help me with this blog.  Other folks who comment can't post a picture unless they are member of activerain.

July 13, 2012 10:14 AM
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Barbara S. Duncan
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Mary, I don't know anything about the spam prevention.  I guess I need to go out and make a comment to see what you have to go through.  The look of comments to my email now looks like this below.  They are fiddling around with the site again, I guess.

<p>If you remember this is near where my family lived.&nbsp; My grandmother lived one block south on College and my family lived two blocks south on College.&nbsp; I also remember when the property across the street -&nbsp;from where&nbsp;the Tobe Woodson house is&nbsp;on Arch and going&nbsp;west for several blocks -&nbsp;was vacant.&nbsp; Immediately across the street from this house was a well used baseball field.</p> <p>BTW Barbara, what is the deal with the change in the "spam prevention" mechanism required for commenting.&nbsp; I guess at every password.</p>
July 13, 2012 10:33 AM
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Anita Fuller

Good eye, Mary....and you don't even live in Searcy anymore.  Neither do I, but I always come down West Arch when I come into Searcy from Greers Ferry and go out that way,too.  I have passed by this house a million times, which says something about me and my powers of observation.  It's just about a block and a half from "my" house.

I agree with Mary about the passwords....good grief.  Give us ActiveRainers a break, Active Rain!!!!

Mary, the well used baseball field became the lot for the Clarence Snowden house.  Remember "Snowden's Variety Store"  109 W. Arch, phone 314.   Bob (my husband) played baseball on that field nearly every afternoon in the summer.  I would sit outside in a canvas lawn chair, under this big tree in my yard, and wait for him to pass by on his bicycle. After he passed, I'd go back in the house.

July 13, 2012 11:05 AM
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Harold Gene Sullivan

The house was just a block south from my home, College St. ended at our garage.  I remember it well but it didn't ring a bell until Mary pinpointed the location.  I believe the Glovers lived there during the years I was growing up, but I didn't ever really know them.  The baseball field across Arch from the house was important to all boys in those years.  The American Legion baseball league played there before there was little league. 

Right behind this house was a jungle with a house burried deep in the growth. A Mr. Hall lived there and we kids had all sorts of stories about him since we seldon saw him and it was an experience to retrive a ball hit over into his lot.  After I got older, he became very sick and his daughter came to take care of him.  She and my mom got to be friends and then I got to know Mr. Hall.  He was really a nice old fellow just not very social. I couldn't believe I acutally had believed all the old stories us kids had about him.  Patsy Gail Forrest Fain lives in a new house built on that lot.

I don't remember the Snowdens building a house on th old baseball field.  I remember them building a house on the southeast corner of W. Race and N. Sowell.  The unusual part of that house was the bedroom had thick concrete walls so that it served as a safe room during storms as Mrs. Snowden was terrified of them. 

 

July 13, 2012 12:20 PM
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Barbara S. Duncan
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Mary, Anita and Harold Gene, you all have such good and pleasant memories.  Here is the Snowden house today and it just went under contract to a new owner.  It is across the street from the old Woodson house.  I had no idea that the area was once a baseball field.  Harold Gene, all kids seemed to have an eccentric neighbor who turned out to be pretty nice.  Hope we are not now one of the eccentric ones!  LOL

I also didn't know about the safe room in the Snowden house.

Old Snowden house Searcy AR

July 13, 2012 12:34 PM
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