We would like to express our prayers and condolences to all in Oklahoma who lost loved ones or who have injured loved ones or friends. Our thoughts are with you. We are fortunate that here in Northwest Arkansas our damage was limited to mostly downed limbs and powerlines. We are thankful that this was all and wish a speedy recovery to our friends in Oklahoma.
In checking the records for Bentonville addresses for this month alone - so far - in 15 days there have been 63 new listings and 60 homes have gone under contract! That's an amazing recovery in the housing market considering where we have been. I have more buyers that can't find homes than I do sellers who can't sell. Isn't it time you called and made an appointment? It's the right time to sell and if you are a buyer who has been waiting to find an agent or looking on your own, the best way to find what you want is to enlist an agent to watch the housing market constantly for exactly what you are looking for. It's free so why not? Give me a call any time, 903-0328.
We've had it all in the last two weeks - the latest snowfall ever recorded in Arkansas followed by hot weather, then floods. I'm ready for spring or summer or whatever will take us into the nice warm days that we should be having this time of year...
I had the opportunity several years ago to go upstairs in the old People's Bank building prior to its being renovated into what is now Club Marketing, on the southwest corner of the square. The space had been used for years for office space and then abandoned with some of the remnants of the old days still visible. Remember that this building was built in 1887 and at one time was one of the most beautiful buildings around...
To the west of the bank, the upper floors were connected to the building next door. Gus' News Stand was downstairs here when I was a kid.
Dr. Atkinson was still in business in 1959, at 101 1/2 West Central
Alvin Seamster, who has been covered elsewhere within this blog, was a mailman, lawyer, mayor, historian, and savior of many items from the Battle of Pea Ridge.
Leftovers from Gus' maybe?
Floyd Rees was also still in business in 1959, same address of 101 1/2 West Central
Here is the way the square looked a few years ago before the improvements were made that you see today:
In a couple of those pictures you feel like you are transported back sixty years or so to a different time.