1896 Queen Anne – Canton, MS

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450 E Peace St, Canton, MS 39046

  • $268,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 3 Bath
  • 4468 Sq Ft
  • 1 Ac.
This Circa 1896 House Is Piece of History. To Have Withstood The Test of Time, You Will Be In Awe With Respect For Beauty And The Pride In Craftsmanship. The Home Has 4468 Sq. Ft With 4 Bedrooms And 3 Full Baths. The Other Rooms Include A Sunroom, Grand Dining Room, Drawing Room, Library And Laundry Room. To Add To The Grandeur There Are Two Staircases, Huge Pocket Doors, Portico, Large Covered Porch, An Overlook, And A Prohibition Closet!!! On The 3rd Floor There Is A Huge Walk-In Attic That At One Time The Children And Grandchildren Were Allowed To Play In And Roller Skate On Rainy Days. It Is Humbling And An Honor To See In Person. Make An Appt. With Your Agent Today! Don't Let It Get Away.
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Ann Prewitt, Prudential Ann Prewitt Realty
(601) 898-0663

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22 Comments on 1896 Queen Anne – Canton, MS

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  1. Ross says: 2417 comments

    Would love to know what happened to the original staircase. Kidnapped by aliens?

    • Victor Gavin says: 1 comments

      The original staircase was beautiful. This was my aunt’s house and they sold it in 1980. In the mid 80’s there was a fire that destroyed the original staircase. The owners said they took all measures to keep it looking original but I agree it is far from what it originally was.

  2. Ed says: 6 comments

    The same thing occurred to me, that the staircase could not be original. But as I looked at the Colonial Revival detailing of the porch, I changed my mind. Also note how the mantels are Craftsman style — very modern for 1896 — despite what look like 1980s tile surrounds.

  3. Steve says: 142 comments

    The staircase would be a deal breaker for me, but then I seem to attach a lot of importance to them (maybe too much). If a house has a great staircase, I can overlook a lot of other problems.

  4. Graham says: 140 comments

    Odd choice of views for the kitchen,I would have liked to see more of the room.

  5. Cody H says: 134 comments

    Oh that’s not weird at all Steve! In fact I wholeheartedly agree. The staircase (or lack thereof) is definitely a deal breaker for any potential house I might buy. Especially this house.

  6. Scott says: 10 comments

    Yes indeed! My first thought was, what is up with the Home Depot staircase? As I look around the house. It looks totally redone with a bunch of antique shop purchases mix and matched styles..Looks nice and clean but defiantly not original.. Just my impression I could be wrong.

  7. Chris DiMattei says: 268 comments

    Believe it or not, this house is, or was originally, a George Barber designed home. Too bad about all the changes. I know this house was a sight to see, in its original condition.

  8. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12131 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Relisted with a price reduction and new photos. I’ve mixed in some of the old with the new. The new description also explains why the new staircase, a fire! Sounds like this home was about to be demolished when the current owner saved it.

  9. Travis Barksdale says: 5 comments

    Read the Description of this House.ME and my dad Rebuilt it in the early 90’s, the center was gutted by a fire.My dad Bought it for 26,000 and spent 8 years redoing it.He did the best he could by himself on 50,000 a year salary.

    • RossRoss says: 2417 comments
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      1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
      Emporia, KS

      Thanks Travis! You, and the new description, have helped to explain some of the unusual aspects of the house!

      Congrats to you and your dad for saving the house!

    • Chris DiMattei says: 268 comments

      Travis, I echo Ross’ sentiments. Thanks to you and your father for saving this home. It is an important piece of our national heritage, being an example of a George F. Barber design. Would you or your father have any old or historic photos of this home? I would love to have scans of them, if possible, for my George Barber documentation. If so, please feel free to email me directly at crdimattei@gmail.com. Thanks again.

    • Deborah E. Thrasher says: 10 comments

      Travis, Living not far from Canton, I took the Yorkie out for a Sunday drive. I am obsessed with old houses so we went through it just to look. Going up the back stairway, I started crying asking myself why did I not know about this house? Ooooo, I had a fever of 103 degrees for it. I took my husband to see it, then another trip with a friend Barbara, then took my mother, then took my grandmother. Well, you get it. I am in love with 450 East Peace Street. Any history on it is appreciated. I am going to the Canton Library and the city archives to research this week. If you wish to go through the house to visit, please let me know. Thanks, Deborah

      • Karen Longo says: 73 comments

        Deborah, I also live near Canton (reservoir/Lakeland Drive area)and I, too, drove several, several times up to Canton to look at this house. I LOVED it!! My biggest apprehension was living in the town of Canton. I did like its proximity to Madison, Ridgeland, and the reservoir though.

  10. Travis Barksdale says: 5 comments

    If you can still find digitized print from the history of this house it was owned by a judge Powell who built it for his soon to be wife who saw this house in new England during courtship money was no object for the wealthy judge.His wife became ill with dementia at 35 and he killed her and himself in this house in the early 20’s no one wanted the house after several families could not live in it due to “strange” things happening.I was 10 years old when i lived in this house, i remember several strange things going on,nothing bad just stuff getting moved with no one touching it, fans getting turned off with 15 foot ceiling with no ladders like all of them in 10 min.Its a great house, some day i’m going back to see it.

  11. Lizzybeth says: 2 comments

    I grew up in Canton and this house always fascinated me! It’s always been so beautiful! Canton has several beautiful antebellum and victorian homes. Look up the Mosby home. It was used as a hospital during the Civil War. There’s another house listed on this site, Heart’s Content, that a beloved 3rd grade teacher at the private school in Canton lived for many years. It’s simply beautiful!

  12. Travis Barksdale says: 5 comments

    If you have any questions about the home during remodeling in the early 90’s,I can answer them.Me and my Father remodeled it from the fire that gutted the center of the house.

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