My History Via Google Street View (Part II: College, Grad School, Early Professional Life)

This is the second part of a post I made back when I was blogging alot. You can still read the first part. I plotted all the houses I could find that I had lived in up to when I left for college in 1987. I’m going to do a few more here, though some will be dorms and apartments where I can only show the outside of a larger building.

Martin Hall, Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas

I attended Hendrix for 2 terms in 1987-88, then dropped out for a term to regroup. Ended up going on to the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville after that.
No Google Maps street view inside the campus, though, and you can’t see Martin from the outside streets, so no view.
Martin Hall, Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas

2215 Goff Drive, Batesville, Arkansas 72501

My parent moved here in winter of 1988 while I was away at college. I honestly don’t remember the move, as I wasn’t there for it, in all likelihood. However, I dropped out of college temporarily that spring (my first college had trimesters, and winter term ended at Spring Break), and I lived here with them until going back to college that summer. I worked at McDonald’s. On the morning shift. It was a WEIRD, WEIRD time in my life. I learned to play guitar and reconnected with a friend from high school who took a year off after high school so was still around. My parents only lived here for about six months before my father was transferred to Little Rock.
UPDATE 2016.07.05: fixed google link. Was showing a house down the street. Now points at correct house.
2215 Goff Drive, Batesville, Arkansas 72501

Yocum Hall, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas

I started my years at the U of A in the Summer of 1988. I lived in Yocum Hall on the 6th floor facing the street, so you CAN see my room, but I don’t know which one it was. Was a weird summer, with an even weirder roommate. He drank Budweiser, smoked weed, played cards, and read the Bible (oh, and studied physics). We didn’t have a lot in common.
Yocum Hall, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas

Phi Kappa Tau house, 358 Arkansas Avenue, Fayetteville, Arkansas

Moved from the dorm to the Phi Tau house. Lived there for one semester. Then moved off campus for a semester, then back in the house for the last two years of college. Is no longer a fraternity house.
Phi Kappa Tau house, 360 Arkansas Avenue, Fayetteville, Arkansas

Phi Kappa Tau house, 360 Arkansas Avenue, Fayetteville, Arkansas

Moved from the one Phi Tau house to another Phi Tau house. Right next door. Lived here my senior year of college. Is currently the Sigma Phi Epsilon house. Has an extra story on top from when we lived there. It was also blue. (maybe yellow?)
Phi Kappa Tau house, 360 Arkansas Avenue, Fayetteville, Arkansas

Then a summer with my parents in Little Rock followed between undergrad and grad school #1. In August 1991, we got married and moved into a one-bedroom apartment together.

Leverett Townhouses (#131, and #5), Leverett Avenue, Fayetteville, Arkansas

We first lived in a one-bedroom apartment (not pictured by Google; they’re behind the townhouses), but moved into a townhouse after 1.5 years with The Wife’s Brother (The Bro-in-Law) to “save money.” (long story)
Leverett Townhouses (#131, and #5), Leverett Avenue, Fayetteville, Arkansas

Then we lived with The Wife’s parents in Alabama for a summer while we tried to figure out our next step. It turned out to be a bad idea: moving to Oxford, Mississippi for me to get some more grad schoolin’ I didn’t need.

Apartment, 511 Van Buren Ave., Oxford, Mississippi

This apartment was terrible. The landlord was a local attorney-slash-slumlord. All of our neighbors were foreign, but that wasn’t necessarily bad, just weird. The apartment was falling apart. It had racoons in the attic, bad parking, terrible appliances. It was just awful. I sometimes find it difficult to believe that we made it through our 20 months in Oxford still married and relatively unscarred.
Apartment, 511 Van Buren Ave., Oxford, Mississippi

Jackson Apartments, Chestnut St, Oxford, Mississippi

This apartment was a slight upgrade from the previous one, but was much further from campus, and it had a truly heinously stained carpet. Just awful. We live here for about a year before we left Oxford and returned to Fayetteville. We lived in the white building in the center of the shot.
Jackson Apartments, Chestnut St, Oxford, Mississippi

In May 1995, we moved back to our beloved Fayetteville and moved into a townhouse on Leverett Avenue (just down the street from where we lived a few years before). We stayed in that apartment all while I was attending law school, hating lawyering, trying newspaper reporting, and starting web design and development. Those 5 years and 2 months were a blur.

In July 2000, we bought our first house in Fayetteville.

In March 2003, The Boy was born.

In September 2009, we moved into our current house in Fayetteville where we plan to stay until The Boy goes to college, and then we plan to downsize and probably build our last house.