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From: Bill Blevins <>
Subject: RE: [ARIZARD-L] The Old Mt. Olive Hotel - Bill B.
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 14:29:23 -0800 (PST)
Just had a long visit with Jack Arnold, who married
June Jeffery who grew up in Mt. Olive. Jack said they
called it the Aunt Fannie House...and we also
discussed further up the road another house that was
very unusual and was known as the Uncle Patrick
Place...I am sure you know the house he is talking
This Old Hotel is certainly one of a kind...It is well
worth ones time to just drive down to Mt. Olive to
see. The front floor sills are now showing in it, and
the size of them is unbelievable and also extremely
long. Jack was saying they were Cedar. Just imagine
trying to find a cedar tree anywhere in the State of
ARkansas today that would be as long and as big as
these are...( I would say it is an impossibility ) and
I also noticed they are still in great conditon.
I have the drawing I made put back somewhere in one of
my files, and when I find it - will make certain you
get a copy.
--- Rosemary Kenney <> wrote:
> It sounds like the old hotel. Elvada might be able
> to help us out if she
> checks her email when she gets home from work today.
> Best I remember (remember, I haven't seen it since
> sometime in the early
> '80's), the smokehouse was no longer standing but
> you could tell there had
> once been one there. The hand-hewn stone steps
> (about 3, I think) that had
> gone up to the smokehouse were still there and they
> were remarkable! Seems
> each step was about 3 feet long; I'd love to have
> them! :-)
> Bill, I'd love to have a copy of your drawing of it!
> It does seem as though the old house was "L" shaped
> - Elvada, do you
> I don't remember a floor being in the front porch -
> seems like all the wood
> was gone - rotted or something. But Noel pointed
> out the beams on the
> porch, how they ran the whole length of the porch.
> Hand hewn and ALL ONE
> PIECE and it was a long porch!
> Elvada is going to have to forward these emails
> about the old hotel to Noel
> Jeffery, he could probably tell us all about
> it.....it's history, etc.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Blevins [mailto:]
> Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2001 2:27 PM
> Subject: RE: [ARIZARD-L] The Old Mt. Olive Hotel -
> I was down there about a month ago, and it was all
> grown up around it, I
> don't recall seeing an old smokehouse, but seems
> that I recollect a rock
> building a short ways away from the house. This
> building has at least
> three, maybe four rooms along the front of the house
> and also the rail road.
> The entire house when one steps outside is covered
> with a porch. The
> Kitchen is in the very back part of this old house.
> I first discovered the
> old house fifteen or so years ago, and is one of my
> most memorable house
> because of its uniqueness. I went down one Sunday
> and spent the whole day
> measuring and drawing the floor plan to this old
> house. The sheet metal
> roof it has on is embossed and leaded on...The
> sheets are something like
> maybe two feet at the most wide and something less
> than three feet long. I
> hope this is the same house you are talking about?
> Bill Blevins
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