1910 Classical Revival – Ellsworth, KS

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200 Court Ave, Ellsworth, KS 67439

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  • $39,000
  • 5 Bed
  • 4 Bath
  • 5630 Sq Ft
  • 0.59 Ac.
Historic Ellsworth County Courthouse features 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, CH/A, tile roof, oak woodwork, large corner lot. Lots of potential. Call to view today!
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Joni Glaser, Ideal Real Estate
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9 Comments on 1910 Classical Revival – Ellsworth, KS

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  1. Ross says: 2417 comments

    Exterior: WOW!

    Interior: Mostly ouch.

    Summation: For the money? Maybe still a worthwhile restoration project.

  2. Shelly says: 85 comments

    Of course this home is what I am drawn to in need of repairs and has a beautiful exterior. Interior has a few good qualities but I was in hopes it was more preserved as far as the original woodwork etc.

  3. Laurie says: 1704 comments

    Agree with Ross. Got all excited at the exterior, then, oof. Looks like it had a commercial use & judging by its location, if saved, will again. Not a lot there to preserve, unfortunately.

  4. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12134 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    It was used as the Sheriff’s headquarters and jail. I also read that it was once a courthouse, but I’m not sure if it was recent or from way back. If you click on the “More photos and information” link in the references, you’ll see more photos.

  5. Ross says: 2417 comments

    Yes, click here for more images and (drum roll please) floor plans!


    Make sure you scroll all the way down the page.

    Before I purchased the Cross House, this property would have been of great interest to me. It is ideal for my business and residence. Its size is about what I need. The location is 1-1/2 hours from me.

    Love the brick exterior, stone, and roof. The attic must be impressive.

    The immediate area is nicer than I expected, actually. Across the street is all modest homes. To each side are simple commercial structures. The yard seems quite large. Downtown is but a few blocks away.

    The WHY of this property is the curious thing. Why is this huge home where it is? There are no comparable structures nearby.

  6. Jim says: 5258 comments

    This building appears on a 1918 map as the Jail, right next to the old Ellsworth County Courthouse, built in 1889.

  7. Ross says: 2417 comments

    Cool stuff Jim. Thanks!

    This property seems like it was originally a home. Although the WHY of its location now makes a bit more sense with the fact that the courthouse was originally on the other end of the block (now demolished; land vacant).

    But now there is another WHY? Why was the courthouse in such a curious location?????????

  8. Jim says: 5258 comments

    Ross, from what I read the original Courthouse was a small building on Main Street, which was crowded with commercial buildings when Ellsworth was a bustling little place known as “The Wickedest Cattletown in Kansas”. I think the new one was built on the closest large lot they could acquire, and further away from the railroad and the Main Street hubbub. A 1901 map shows 4 little houses where the Jail was built. A guy named EW Wellington owned most of the town back then (and a 12,000 acre sheep ranch nearby) and he bought and demolished the old Court:

  9. Edward reese says: 1 comments

    Love the history of this old place . Am starting a YouTube videos of old relics and coins that I find metal detecting around Kansas. I currently live in Wichita,ks . Most of the old historical places around Wichita are gone . I would like to find out how I could get permission to metal detect this property. Any help would be very appreciated. Edward reese ( savings history one dig at a time.

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