1896 Queen Anne – Galesburg, IL

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Added to OHD on 4/20/12   -   Last OHD Update: 10/14/19   -   15 Comments

545 N Prairie St, Galesburg, IL 61401

  • $136,000
  • 9 Bed
  • 5 Bath
  • 4196 Sq Ft
Refurbished Beauty will be yours in this grand Victorian lady offering generous rooms and space to expand. Features include wrap-around porch ideal for evening visits on the front porch, spacious interior entry hall offering pocket doors, magnificent landing to 2nd floor, stained glass windows, and oak staircase, great front room offers fireplace, and stained glass which is abutting to formal dining area, kitchen area conveniently located to formal dining room, main floor den w/half bath.

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15 Comments on 1896 Queen Anne – Galesburg, IL

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  1. scott says: 65 comments

    wow…all that for 136K…really?

  2. Jim says: 4870 comments

    Quite a place for a buck thirty-six.

  3. John C. Shiflet says: 5402 comments

    I’ll have to echo the other’s sentiments about the price… a lot of house for the money. The bee-hive turret needs a prominent finial while the porch needs a proper balustrade with turned spindles. Otherwise, quite a nice place and an exceptional value.

  4. Sue S. says: 306 comments

    Wow, I agree — 136K?? Is there something wrong with this that we can’t see, like it’s next door to a prison or a nuclear waste dump? The kitchen needs redoing, but… 9 bedrooms? I could spend many a happy hour just on that landing with the bay window seat.

  5. Sue S. says: 306 comments

    OK, after looking at the realtor’s web site (71 photos) it seems that maybe this house was broken up into apartments. I see three different kitchens. But, hey, the extra would be fairly easy to rip out. What dismays me, though, is that the first floor kitchen, which is hideous, also communicates with the dining room through a huge hole cut in the wall between them. Looks very un-Victorian. But at $136K I think you could afford to fill in the hole. The house seems a mix of nice wood and Victorian features, and white paint and bright paint and remuddles.

  6. Sue S. says: 306 comments

    Sorry to keep adding comments here. Kelly, can you combine my ramblings? Thanks. Anyway, just read this article online from 1910: http://www.galesburg.com/lifestyles/features/x1417296966/-Foo-fooing-a-Victorian?img=1 It was indeed broken up into apartments earlier. I don’t see what “religious features” in the stained glass the owner was talking about, do you? They look like run-of-the-mill motifs to me. Beautiful, but not religious. The article also refers to 5 bedrooms, not 9. I do agree with the “foo-fooing” reference. (I don’t like foo-foo, or more properly, frou-frou, and don’t like clutter.)

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11734 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      It’s cool, comment as often as you’d like, no need to combine all your ‘ramblings’, lol. 🙂

      I’m guessing the one window (12th in the lineup) is suppose to represent the Trinity? Other than that, I don’t know anything when it comes to stained glass window designs.

  7. Sue S. says: 306 comments

    Well, after dreaming about this house for months and constantly looking at the photos, it finally occurred to me to look at it in Google Maps. It appears to be next door to a very large Salvation Army facility (?? residential). You couldn’t pay me to live next to such a place — sorry if that sounds snobby of me — so I see why it’s still for sale in spite of the plethora of wonderful features and the low price. 🙁

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11734 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      It’s a church next door, I don’t see anything about it being like a residential treatment facility. It’s possible “social services” means helping families with housing, food, utilities, etc.

  8. Grammy says: 1 comments

    Is this still on the market? I’m loving it, but it shows as active. It’s almost a year later… It’s bought by now, right? If not, I’m in for the 136K.

  9. Sue S. says: 306 comments

    There sure seem to be a lot of other cool Victorians (and other old styles) for sale in Galesburg, though. I’m actually going to be driving through there in a couple of weeks and might just ogle a few.

  10. Auntiepatch says: 3 comments

    There are numerous older houses for sale in Galesburg. We are planning to retire there and are shopping for a house now.

  11. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11734 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Back up for sale, I’ll update with new info/pics next week. $140,000

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