c. 1880 – Water Valley, MS

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Posted April 2014. This home has been archived on OHD. The sold status is unknown.
Added to OHD on 4/2/14   -   Last OHD Update: 12/23/19   -   8 Comments

208 Clay St, Water Valley, MS 38965

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  • $32,000
  • 3 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 2050 Sq Ft
HIDDEN TREASURE!!! Fantastic opportunity to save one of Water Valley's architectural gems. Home features heart pine floors, beaded ceilings, heart pine wainscot, antique fireplaces, and extensive cornice detail. Large backyard and easy walking distance to downtown.
Contact Information
Lee McMinn, Kessinger Realty
(662) 234-5555


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8 Comments on c. 1880 – Water Valley, MS

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  1. Ross says: 2524 comments

    The house captured my special attention at image #7.

  2. Scott Allen says: 3 comments

    Yup that was the photo that made me sit up straight also!!

  3. TimothyTimothy says: 156 comments

    I was pleasantly surprised at the interior. Yes, much work is needed, but what a beautiful home it could be once again.

  4. Ross says: 2524 comments

    I agree Timothy, this could be a beautiful home, striking even.

    Water Valley seems a nice, small town, pop. 3700. The main street is quite interesting; it has a crook in it, and a lovely, thin, long park to one side.

    Memphis is an hour and twenty minutes away if you need a Big City fix.

    In flying over the house via Google, it is much larger than one would expect, and with numerous successive additions. One restoration approach would be to remove all the later work, and just restore the original structure.

    One cannot walk the street via Google (drat!), but is appears to be lined with homes, and many on the larger-ish side.

  5. James R. says: 66 comments

    This one surprised me, as it evidently did others, with the elaborate framing of the bay window interior. I was looking for more of a “Folk Victorian” style. This house could be circa-1890 if I had to guess. The STOP sign in the top pic adds a strangely cautionary note for the prospective buyer…

  6. Ross says: 2524 comments

    The extraordinary trim in image #7 can be seen in other rooms (although not as obvious) such as the entry, and (sadly) the ghost outline of such in another room.

    The missing trim can be replicated.

  7. Paul W says: 539 comments

    I agree this is earlier than 1900 probably 1890 though it could have been older and had a ‘makeover’ when the trim was added. The box bay is remarkable. I know its a southern thing but I have hard time dealing with beaded board ceilings. I do like the entry hall wainscoat. I am sure the porch is a later addition. It probably had a simpler front porch just over the entrance. This a pretty major project (termite inspection would probably scare most away) but such a worthwhile house to restore

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