c. 1850 Italianate – Manchester, OH

Added to OHD on 11/2/12   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   17 Comments
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503 E Eighth St, Manchester, OH 45144

  • ["438"]
  • 5 Bed
  • 3 Bath
  • 4.76 Ac.
Circa 1850's two story brick home in mostly original condition or restored to original. Brick smokehouse, brick summer kitchen, tobacco barn, beautiful gardens. Eight inoperable fireplaces, original staircase. Much, much more!
Contact Information
Jill Yochum, Prudential Chambers Realty,
(937) 393-1948

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15 Comments on c. 1850 Italianate – Manchester, OH

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  1. Tony says: 77 comments

    What an awesome home….I wish it were just a bit south..I can’t do these winters anymore!

  2. John Shiflet says: 5363 comments

    The 1850’s date is believable…nice early Italianate style home with the kind of (unaltered) interior purists would appreciate. On nearly five acres of land as well. Nice!

  3. Robt. W.Robt. W. says: 366 comments

    Very handsome and unspoiled. I’ve seen a number of similar brick houses in rural locations along the Ohio River, all from the same period, all the same variation on form, but played out variously in Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, and Italianate styles – externally at least, all pretty much the same interior character as his one.

  4. says: 485 comments

    Surprisingly big rooms, high ceilings and nice original details in this one. I could definitely imagine myself living here…and filling the house up with old “stuff.”

  5. echo says: 116 comments

    This is a charming Italianate and it shows the rooms are very nice sized. 🙂

  6. Nancy says: 182 comments

    Me too Gela! I can just see that rocking chair on the upstairs landing rocking by itself…an all those spaces on the brown living room wall where the pictures were taken down. creepy lol

  7. Jim says: 4948 comments

    Worth haunting for only $160K.

  8. RosewaterRosewater says: 6045 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Noticed that This fine house finally sold for $140G on 7/29/2014. Also noticed that I hadn’t commented on this, my all time favorite house, and the house that lead me to OHD in the first place. Hope the new owner finds this post the same way I did searching for information about the place, and takes the time to comment and let us know about their experience in the home. Lord knows they are lucky. If I were living in this neck of the woods I’d have bought it years ago. The fantastic state of preserve, superior construction, great location on a very nice piece of ground, and collection of outstanding dependent buildings had me sold. Hope they appreciate just what a fantastic, rare gem they have, and tread lightly in making any changes. This house is truly remarkable…

    • Brooklyn says: 1 comments

      My friend and her family live there and they love it! They have also had a few experiences from some possible spirits. I have been in the home and it’s beautiful. Pictures don’t do it justice. Her Mom had always loved the house and finally they had the chance to get it!

      • Nancy says: 182 comments

        So glad Brooklyn! Also glad they are getting a little spirit activity. I always love when someone gets a house they have been wanting for a long time!

      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6045 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        Glad to hear that none were hurt in the fire this summer. The article posted below paints a vaguely grave picture of the destruction. Regardless of how bad it was, any damage will have despoiled the pristine nature of the place, (barring the possibility of more recent changes). Would be nice to hear from them about the current status of the house if possible. Thanks’

  9. Jody says: 1 comments

    I’m so happy to stumble across pictures of the house. I was looking up old census records and my 2nd Great Uncle lived in this home in the 1940’s. His name was Blaine Nesbit and he was an Undertake/embalmer in Manchester Ohio. Wondering if this was the funeral home as well?

  10. semirg says: 1 comments

    The Nesbit Funeral Home was on the opposite side of 8th Street.

  11. RosewaterRosewater says: 6045 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Once a nearly pristinely preserved example of it’s sort; “The Ridge” was severely damaged by fire in late summer 2017. It’s a damn shame.

    This Realtor page still has more pix..


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