Victorian home in Searcy AR now used as Homeless Shelter.

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Victorian home Searcy AR

Here's another one of our old Searcy historic homes.

My history of this goes back several years but not nearly far enough back to supply the historic background.  I'm depending on my Searcy readers to do that.

I remember a physician who bought this home and spent lots of money restoring it and he and his family lived in it for several years.  He then sold it and a few businesses were operated there.  One was a tea house with fancy little sandwiches and things loved by women.  If you went in there were several women sipping away and if there was a man in the house, he was cowering down hoping to not be recognized.

The tea house didn't last long.  Now it is a shelter for the homeless.  That is a great use for it and money is probably needed to help support it.  I personally hope the shelter is successful.

One thing unique about this house and one thing that may keep it from being on the Historic Register is the siding.  Looks as if vinyl siding has been put all over the outside and that is not loved by the Register.  I'm thinking that the Register requires the old wood be maintained.  Correct me if I'm wrong.  I'm showing one photo of the detail that they tried to do using siding.  It is different, isn't it?

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Anita Fuller

Barbara, I can't keep up with the speed you put up these blogs.  I didn't see this one nor the Hank Williams one till this morning.  Loved them both.   Believe it or not, I don't know who lived in this beautiful old house, either.  I did have tea there when it was a tea room, and the owner's told me who once lived there but I've forgotten.  Obviously it wasn't any of my friends and I'm guessing the owners didn't have children who went to SHS or we would know where they lived. Maybe Dorothy Warden will know.

Harold Gene:  the house you called the Chandler house was where Jimmy Chandler and his mother lived, but they lived with Jimmy's grandmother, Mrs. Emmett Snipes at 302 E. Market, phone # 272-J.  Jimmy's mother taught school in grammar school, Ernestine Chandler.  I never had her as a teacher but Bob did, in 7th grade.  There were 3 7th grades: two in the old rock building next to the band room and the other was in the high school building.  We in the rock building had the most fun!  Marinell Stevens and Tannie Payroe were our teachers.

I agree that Searcy didn't have what we would call real weathly people building these large ostentatious homes like today.  There were certainly those a lot more wealthy than others, but they continued to live in modest homes, owned just one car, etc.   I will not mention by name some of the current movers and shakers of Searcy who have been instrumental in destroying the beautiful homes of Searcy to build parking lots, drugstores, etc. but I will go so far as to say they are associated with banks. They are not numbered among my dear friends.

Anita Fuller

January 08, 2009 08:26 AM
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Debi Ernst
GRI, e-PRO, Broker/Sales Associate
St. Charles County, Missouri - Prudential Alliance Realtors

Barbara - I like this home!  I think a homeless shelter is a good use for it.  I hope it is successful.   :)

January 08, 2009 09:53 AM
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Barbara S. Duncan
CRS, GRI, e-PRO, Searcy AR
RE/MAX Advantage

Anita, thanks for the long comment.  You do have a spectacular memory that even includes phone numbers.  Of course 272J is a lot easier to remember than 5012683677x1245 as we have today.  Are you able to remember all of your kids numbers?  LOL

Dorothy has not commented so I don't know if she successfully found my blog or not.  You may have to check with her and give her a lesson.

I remember the one old house being torn down and it was for apartments to go up.  I hated to see the Porter Rodgers house torn down even though it wasn't as old.  Unfortunately you couldn't get a decent picture of it because of the fence in front.

January 08, 2009 01:48 PM
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Barbara S. Duncan
CRS, GRI, e-PRO, Searcy AR
RE/MAX Advantage

Ludean, I couldn't remember the name of it when I posted the blog.  Thanks for giving me the name.

Debi, I'm glad you like the old house.

January 08, 2009 01:50 PM
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Anita Fuller

While I'd like to take credit for a good memory, it ain't so, esp. for numbers.  I don't even know my social security number and never will.   I have a Searcy phonebook, 1957 and that's where I get the phone numbers.   And NO, I don't know my children's tel. numbers, I barely remember my own.  Isn't that what cell phones with their store numbers are for?

Anita Fuller

January 09, 2009 08:14 AM
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