1912 Colonial Revival – Hull, IA

Lost or Demolished
Added to OHD on 1/8/14   -   Last OHD Update: 10/30/18   -   16 Comments
1119 Locust St, Hull, IA 51239
  • 5 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2382 Sq Ft
  • 0.48 Ac.
This is a home that could be brought back to it original condition. It is about 85% original and has much of the paintings on oil cloth on both the ceilings and walls. The home is built solid and the foundation appears strong. This home may qualify as a historical home. The location is near the center of town with churches and school nearby. It is located on a large 140' X 150' corner lot, if you would like to move this home to a different location that is also possible, and the lot would be of interest to others in close proximity.
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David Pluim, Field Of Dreams Realty,
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16 Comments on 1912 Colonial Revival – Hull, IA

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  1. AvatarM F B says: 1 comments

    OMG so much potential! Love it!

  2. AvatarRick says: 78 comments

    More unmolested wood work awesome! Love pocket doors how unusual is it to have glass pane ones? What a difference in heating method between the 1897 home with the 9 beautiful fireplace surrounds and this 1912 with maybe just one and all the radiators for heat. Was it the region the style the preference or something else for the difference in heating, interested to know.

  3. AvatarFrank D. Myers says: 62 comments

    It gets very cold indeed in Hull and elsewhere in Iowa, so more efficient stoves and then furnaces, when affordable, replaced fireplaces in the upper Midwest while fireplaces continued to be used extensively in warmer places. It was common for top of the line houses like this, built near the turn of the 20th century, to have one or two fireplaces, partly for decoration, but also with coal grates so that they could be used to heat a room or two in the fall and spring when central heating was not operating.

  4. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4645 comments

    Hull is in the far northwestern part of Iowa with a population of a little over 2,000. This house, while relatively intact and original, seems a bit optimistically priced for a fixer upper in small town Iowa. In some places it might quickly sell at that price so maybe that will occur here. I’m wondering about the bent board in the pocket doors opening-is it supporting a sag or serving some other structural purpose? If so, a more detailed inspection needs to be conducted to determine if there are larger structural issues involved. Bathroom looks quite original but why would anyone paint over white subway tiles? (if that’s what they are) Nice pedestal sink and period tub. A thorough clean up and restoration would greatly improve this installation.

    • AvatarCoqu says: 264 comments

      I realize your comment is from three years ago, but I’d like to say that I believe that bent piece is some sort of trim coming loose from the door itself. I saw some other pictures that appear to indicate so as well.

  5. Meg@sparrowhaunt.comMeg@sparrowhaunt.com says: 101 comments

    John – I think that might be scored plaster imitating subway tile, which was quite common. However, in a house with this quality of finishes I’d be surprised if it wasn’t actual tile… If anyone ends up visiting this place I would love to see some detailed shots of the wallcoverings.

  6. AvatarCoqu says: 264 comments

    “The school has sold the salvage rights…They plan to salvage and sell pieces from the house…The Fire Department will burn down what is left.”


    Page (formerly) dedicated to saving it: https://www.facebook.com/hull.historical.committee/

    • Kelly, OHD adminKelly, OHD admin says: 10062 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      How awful. Why is it the most intact houses are always the ones torn down? Looks like the post about it was 2016, I wonder if it’s been torn down yet?

      • AvatarCoqu says: 264 comments

        Even the wall paintings appear original–surreal.

        “The Reimann-Schoeneman House features a number of characteristics that were state-of-the-art in 1912 when it was built, including a claw-foot bathtub, a marble fireplace and The Minneapolis, which was the first thermostat to regulate a home’s temperature.

        …the district’s board of education accepted a $2,300 bid from ND MillWerk Salvage and Sales, a firm that specializes in selling refurbished vintage home materials. Employees of the company have been removing trim, baseboards, doors, light fixtures, beveled glass and the structure’s original hardwood flooring for more than a week.

        The Paullina firm has a Aug. 1 deadline to be out of the house, which will later be burned by the Hull Fire Department as part of a training exercise.”

        I will be near the area next week—I will take a detour and give an update.

  7. AvatarCoqu says: 264 comments

    Home is no longer here. Since the FB page said dismantling had begun, one could assume that it indeed has been burned by the fire department as indicated would be taking place.

  8. AvatarColleen Johnson says: 1264 comments

    Demolished, made me very sad.

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