Explore Bald Knob, AR

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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This first picture is the front of a strange scrapbook.  It did look better before I started scratching around on it and found that the glue was old and not as secure so the front came up, ragged as you see.  Someone had started a scrapbook and used an old (Oct. 1929) American Magazine for its ba...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 3
J Collison, established in 1896While in downtown Bald Knob AR a few days ago I noticed the almost empty windows of the J Collison store.  There was a sign saying something like 75% off so I went in.  The store is almost empty but the remaining items were interesting,  but most interesting to me w...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Comments 3
This postcard shows pictures of important homes in Bald Knob AR approximately 1919.  This is the first multi-view postcard that I have seen.  We know that at least one of these homes is still standing.  Sleuths from Bald Knob should be able to give us the addresses of ones remaining.Names that ar...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 4
I guess I should have bought this old post card showing the Wallace Roadside Market in Bald Knob AR. I did bid on it while it was on ebay but someone else really wanted it more than I did and it is gone. But here is a picture of the front and of the address side.  Sounds as if it was an interesti...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Comments 12
Travel through Bald Knob AR and you can still stop and visit this Market Cafe.  This post card shows the building and the cars reveal the age of the picture.  I found it interesting that the cafe owner may have also been the owner of what was a filling station.  The building in the backgroud is c...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Comments 2
This old post card found on ebay shows the Fox Motel in Bald Knob Arkansas and you can guess its age from the vehicles in the picture.  I'm guessing that the fox lit up and ran!  Some Sleuth will have to tell me it that was the way it worked.  I do like the way they pushed phones and TV and elect...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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This yearbook from Bald Knob AR is for sale on ebay right now.  I can't afford it but I do love the cover.  I have never seen this much creativity in a cover.  Tearin' It Up with a corner that looks as if they were ripping the page seems different and must have come from a creative art student.  ...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Comments 4
Isn't this a fantastic picture!  It is for sale right now on ebay.  I love the clarity, the people in the foreground, the steeple on the side.  Wonder if it was also a church?  And I wonder what the attached little structure on the end of the porch was?  And I wonder where it was located in Bald ...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Comments 10
I wrote a blog last week about the pleasure I receive when passing by the little old English Tudor filling station in Bald Knob.  Lots of Sleuths have responded and I now have more pictures, more knowledge, and new friends.  It is on the Historic Register, was built around 1930 and was operated b...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Comments 5
When my kids were little they would have waded into this ditch and brought me a few cattails home for me to put in a big vase on the floor.  I loved them.....the kids too of course!I have not seen a decent bunch of cattails in years and years but there in Bald Knob AR a few days ago I found this ...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Comments 13
Each time I drive through Bald Knob Arkansas I admire this property.  It must have once been a filling station but who ever heard of an English Tudor filling station?The building is brick with Tudor trim.  It even has a curved outside doorway that probably led to the outdoor bathrooms.  Doors pro...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Comments 8
Bald Knob, Arkansas, located about 12 miles from Searcy Arkansas, used to be the strawberry capital of the world!  Now it is still a pretty busy little town but the strawberries are mostly pick-your-own.    I bought this card showing the Americana Motel located at Highways 64- 167 & 67 in Bald Kn...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 9
I have a tendency to collect old post cards and this is one that I have found pleasing. It's a motel in Bald Knob AR, a town with about 2800 population about 12 miles from Searcy.  The other day there was a Bald Knob person in my office and they asked where this place was. My reply was that it is...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Comments 4
It's for sale!  Bald Knob mansion is ready for new owner. The Bald Knob Banner, whose owner is also the owner of this house, says it is up for sale.  He gives this information about the house.  It was built in 1899 by the Jacob Campbell family and reportedly Charles Thompson was the architect.  ...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Comments 9
  Here's another great postcard photo shared by James Whitlow, who collects post cards. This house is still in Bald Knob AR on Center Street.  Our last blog was about houses on the same street but they were not mansions like this one.  James thinks that the pictures were all taken on the same day...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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  We have made a great new friend in James Whitlow, who does not even live in our area but collects cards from lots of areas and shares with us! Here's the latest.  He sent me this one from Bald Knob AR.  Probably Bald Knob had not named streets then but I recognized the tall two story house as o...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Comments 14
I closed a property with long-time Bald Knob Arkansas citizens.  During chat time, I showed them this wonderful picture of the bank in Bald Knob at an earlier time.   They said, "Oh, yes, and it is still there. But it doesn't look the same."  I asked them to direct me to it and they did. Here is ...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 9
Bald Knob had a passenger train that ran regularly.  Trains still go through the city regularly.  I once wrote a blog about the wrong side of the tracks.  You can live on the wrong side in Bald Knob and wait a long time to cross the tracks. The old depot is shown here.  (To see it in its past glo...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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Bald Knob is a small town approximately 12 miles from Searcy Arkansas, the White County seat.  Bald Knob grows on you.  Despite the funny name, the town is a treasure with good places to eat, an appreciation for history, and friendly folks. I bought this old card. It shows the Market Cafe.  The M...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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