1915 Colonial Revival – Waco, TX

Lost or Demolished
Added to OHD on 5/14/12   -   Last OHD Update: 10/30/18   -   23 Comments
1401 Columbus Ave, Waco, TX 76701
  • 7 Bed
  • 4 Bath
  • 13115 Sq Ft
  • 0.62 Ac.
Unbelievable is the word for this historic beauty close to downtown Waco. Beautiful architecture, wood floors and style. This home has great bones to be revitalized into a true showplace! Over 13,000 square feet and situated on .6250 of an acre! Dramatic staircase and lovely mouldings. A rare find and a great opportunity!
OHD Notes
11/29/12: This is being demolished. You can read the most current article, here. If you'd like to see the other home that is being turned into the event facility and will be restored, it's here. 4/22/14: Photo of the remains.
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23 Comments on 1915 Colonial Revival – Waco, TX

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  1. AvatarRyan says: 569 comments

    Do these pictures make me look fat?

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  2. AvatarKevin ONeill says: 126 comments

    Ru kidding Waco Tx here I come!!

  3. JimJim says: 4105 comments

    The wide photos are panoramics – with better ones at:
    http://www.camillejohnson.com/property-details.php?property_ID=372

  4. AvatarKaren says: 77 comments

    Why is the price so low and the taxes so HIGH??? Anybody from this area that could shine some light on this?

  5. Kelly, Old House DreamsKelly, Old House Dreams says: 10062 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Dropped to $149k.

  6. AvatarDeborah S. Shipp says: 3 comments

    No state taxes, so property taxes are very high here in central Texas.

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  7. AvatarLyndsey says: 2 comments

    I wanted to buy this house so bad and it was sold by the time we found it. Its a shame too because they are tearing it down. I was lucky enough though to get my hands on an old fireplace mantel surround from the house. Wish someone would have bought it to bring it back to its originial glory. I would have.

    • Kelly, Old House DreamsKelly, Old House Dreams says: 10062 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      I updated the post with an article about the demolition. Thanks for the update and sorry to hear it’s being demolished. 🙁

  8. AvatarLinda O. says: 81 comments

    why is it being torn down?? It looks fine to me..

    • Kelly, Old House DreamsKelly, Old House Dreams says: 10062 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Read the article I linked to, it will tell you why.

      • AvatarLyndsey says: 2 comments

        Thanks for posting the article. Glad the one next door isn’t going to be demolished as well. But still disappointing this one is, at least I have a piece of its history.

  9. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4645 comments

    Wish I could rant about this being saved but its too late and after the fact. Too many wonderful old houses are being threatened in other parts of the country right now for me to pause and reflect much on the loss of this one. Preservation, to be more successful in saving old houses, needs to be much more proactive. The minute an old house become vulnerable to demolition local preservationists need to evaluate and assign it a priority to save or not save. Waiting until its past the eleventh hour then protesting demolition seldom saves anything. Then you have the sneaky developers and other investor types who try to keep their demolition intentions a secret until it is imminent. (deliberately preventing a property from being protected against demolition) It’s a tough world preservation-wise these days…

  10. TimothyTimothy says: 154 comments

    This makes me so sad and sick at heart. What a house it was. I truly, truly wished that it had been sold to someone who would have loved it and preserved it.

  11. AvatarCarlene says: 1 comments

    I would have bought her and fixed up if I had fond it soon enough, breaks my heart to think its gone,, Sad, very sad..

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  12. AvatarRose Delacruz says: 3 comments

    It really saddens me to think such a beautiful home is destroyed when I have always needed a large home for my family. I would have loved to take time to paint and redo rooms. such a waste of a beautiful structure.

  13. AvatarJani Lovett says: 1 comments

    Why? Why? Why? Would anyone demolish this beautiful home? Saddens me.

  14. AvatarFrank says: 2 comments

    The article that is linked no longer exists. Could someone please explain why the house was demolished?

    • Kelly, OHD adminKelly, OHD admin says: 10062 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      The house next door was purchased by someone that was going to turn it into an event venue/bed and breakfast. They purchased both houses and tore this one down as it was deemed too costly to restore (and I want to say they also said many of the original features were no longer there but my memory is fuzzy about that part.) The house next door is now a bed and breakfast, although I don’t know how successful since they had it on the market for $1,250,000 up until a few months ago. Here is the house next door.

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  15. AvatarFrank says: 2 comments

    Thanks for answering so quickly. I’m actually looking for a historic home to fix up and live in the Waco/Temple area. That’s when I came across this post and couldn’t belive it was demolished. Thank you

  16. AvatarLinda Omoletski says: 81 comments

    I cannot believe that this old beauty was just torn down…why? Not a good enough reason..

  17. AvatarDeb Crocker says: 53 comments

    It’s unbeliveable the ignorance of these people who destroy a piece of history. This infuriates me😡

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