1887 Italianate – Carrollton, OH

Added to OHD on 2/13/15   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   21 Comments
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207 W Main St, Carrollton, OH 44615

  • $69,900
  • 4 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2988 Sq Ft
  • 0.36 Ac.
Stately Carrollton Victorian Home! If you are looking for a wonderful project property, look no further! This home was used as a doctors' office and home in the past and is waiting to be returned to it's former glory! High ceilings, fancy woodwork, fireplaces, pocket doors, grand foyer, all await your inspection! The new electrical service and rough in is done and the demo work as well ; just need some imagination and passion! Several other updates are already done. The 120'x120' lot is zoned B-1 Commercial . The character of this home is unique and the upstairs views are amazing! Call to schedule your viewing!
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William Newell, Newell Realty & Auctions
(330) 627-2350

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  1. Ed Ferris says: 299 comments

    This is a stuccoed wood house, isn’t it? What is the house wrap for?

  2. Carolyn says: 304 comments

    OMG could a train seriously run any closer to a house?

    • tiffaney jewel says: 79 comments

      I can’t see the tracks… though I might be a doofus 🙂

      • Carolyn says: 304 comments

        If you Street View it and turn to the left the railroad crossing sign is in front of the house and the tracks run along the edge of the property.

        • tiffaney jewel says: 79 comments

          Oh great, thanks! I see now that they are very close, but very small. It would be neat if that were a cute little downtown area, and the train was a little trolley.

    • Heidi says: 159 comments

      Based on the alley view of the tracks… this isn’t a route on which a train runs. The tracks are either covered or missing.

  3. JimH says: 5269 comments

    The house was built much earlier for James P. Cummings (1820-1912), a merchant, banker, and investor in the local railroad. Obviously a fabulous house originally, a difficult project now.

    • Porch Freak says: 52 comments

      I wonder if the local railroad tracks always ran right next to the house. That’s one way to keep an eye on the family business. I agree with you though. I always hope a house can be saved but in this case, location, location, location makes it a huge challenge as a personal residence. Median house value for the area in 2012 was $111K so the asking price given the work that needs to be done is too high. I’d pass, but I’d like to have all the doors.

      • JimH says: 5269 comments

        Porch, the tracks aren’t a problem – it’s a tiny rail line that dead-ends in town and couldn’t get more than a few small and slow trains a week. It was built about 1850, went bankrupt and Cummings and partners bought it in 1859. An 1874 map shows it hasn’t moved and a village history says he built the house “about 1867”. It wasn’t a problem for him obviously – he saw money rolling in. Carrollton has always been a small rural village, but there are a few substantial period houses in town.
        Just the doors? The surrounds, stair, mantels etc are all pretty sweet!

  4. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12133 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Thanks JimH for finding this, from the book Carrollton by Janice Van Horne-Lane. 2010 Arcadia.

  5. Cassie says: 2 comments

    Any one know why there is a random square in the middle of the one room? Looks like there is one in the room in the picture below too but lighter. I have seen a lot of old houses with that. Looks like they just laid a rug down and stained the floor around it?

    • tiffaney jewel says: 79 comments

      We saw that in our house, up on the third floor, and we think that’s exactly right: someone put an area rug down and stained around it. Crazy, right?!

      • Shelby says: 1 comments

        In the old days to save money they would only stain the area that was not going to covered by a rug or piece of linoleum that was cut to only cover the center of the floor like a rug. It is crazy that with all of the attention to details that was paid into the construction of older houses that they did that.

  6. Scully63 says: 46 comments

    While it looks daunting, I think it is savable. However, the price needs to be cut in half.

  7. Scott Cunningham says: 393 comments

    Most of the markings are from where old carpets were for evidently many years. Sometimes though it could have been a small pot belly stove. I have seen rooms that were heated by these. They were usually mounted on a a small island of fireproof material such as stone or bricks. Once the stove was removed the small brick/stone island usually went too, to free up floor space. The way to tell on this is if there is a cutout for the small chimney.

  8. Paul W says: 465 comments

    Cassie those squares area result of the common spring cleaning ritual. Floors were often waxed and they would work around the carpets. In later years as floors became painted, the same thing was done. Sometimes you even see painted floors with stenciled design and the center left bare where the rug was. In a way I’d rather at least have the center untouched , its less sanding labor to refinish the floor.

  9. Cassie says: 2 comments

    Thanks Paul. When my husband and I bought our house (built in 1930) two months ago, we ripped up the carpet and low and behold – all three bedrooms had these random squares in the middle. We sanded the floors down and re stained and waxed them. No more random square. I was just curious because the more pictures I see of old houses, the more I notice those squares! Thanks for the info!

  10. Cindy says: 1 comments

    Carrollton is a very nice town. This home is close to the downtown area. The railroad tracks are no longer used.

  11. Angela says: 188 comments

    Some of the fireplace surrounds look painted/decorated. Was that usual? This house does look pretty sad I hope it can be restored.

  12. Paul W says: 465 comments

    Those are slate mantles and are almost always decoratively painted/stenciled. Often they wind up painted solid colors later. Fortunately (if they are latex you can peel off that paint. Its always good to find original condition ones like these.

  13. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12133 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Latest street view (Sept 2018) shows someone has been fixing it up.

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