1875 Italianate – Reidsville, NC

Added to OHD on 4/21/15   -   Last OHD Update: 11/7/20   -   20 Comments
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803 S Main St, Reidsville, NC 27320

  • $189,000
  • 5 Bed
  • 3.5 Bath
  • 4599 Sq Ft
  • 1.74 Ac.
One of a kind historic beauty on one of the loveliest streets in Reidsville. Home sits on 1.74 acres. So much potential! Property to be sold "as is" with no repairs or guarantees. Buyer to verify all info.
Contact Information
Charlotte Davidson, Tyler Redhead & McAlister Real Estate
(336) 314-4105

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20 Comments on 1875 Italianate – Reidsville, NC

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  1. RossRoss says: 2411 comments
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    1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
    Emporia, KS

    I would love to see an archival image of this house. Surely the tower had some sort of great roof, right?

    The chandelier in the foyer is a high-quality fixture, circa-1940, by Lightolier.

    I am insane for the porch.

    The vinyl siding and plastic shutters are insane.

  2. Anne says: 1 comments

    I did a little digging to find an earlier photo of this house. It was the home of Lt. Col. Andrew Jackson Boyd. Tower appears to be near original in terms of size and shape.


  3. JimHJimH says: 5103 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Lt. Col. Andrew Jackson Boyd (1836-1893) was an attorney and businessman, founder of a bank and builder of an immense cotton mill. Three brothers died in the Civil War. Memorial with photos of him and his house:
    The recent owner, Ms. Sweetie Bagwell was a collector and had some great old stuff!

  4. John Shiflet says: 5357 comments

    Glad the sellers included floor plans. They are always helpful but seldom featured in a listing. Wish there were a few more interior photos but at least there’s some idea of the layout. Nice to see what the house looked like in the past. Except for the period colors not much has changed.

  5. Robertcn says: 69 comments

    I would slap a low pyramidal style roof with a fine, tall finial for the top of the tower. I think it would be the icing on a beautiful cake.

  6. Paul W says: 462 comments

    This is a great house. I find the porch columns to be particularly interesting in their form (wish someone was out there making replicas of these). We can see from the limited photos, some exception ceiling plaster detail. Its unfortunate that someone spend thousands putting vinyl all over this house , but it comes off easy and its not hard to find someone willing to take it off in exchange for the siding.

    This house would really benefit from a Elegant restrained Victorian Color palette on the exterior with maybe 3-4 colors. Of course that might upset the neighbors who all seem to have been visited by the vinyl guy or the white paint salesman.

    Seems well priced for its size and the large lot.

    • Kenneth Lee Benjamin says: 57 comments

      Paul,I wonder just what is under that sliding?? can’t tell if its wood or brick by the old photos.Post/Pillars seem to have some damage, might be original.I am thinking of checking this house out and would restore any old home back to its glory days.Sick of the Vinyl,which I have my old farmhouse,along with the shutters

      • JimC says: 47 comments

        If you look at that first archival photo, you can tell that it was wood siding. I also felt that those shutters looked out of place on the current photos. You can see on the original photos that there were no shutters.

  7. fancy says: 1 comments

    I grew up in this house and would be happy to answer any questions about work done over the years.

    • Roxanne Beaudet says: 1 comments

      Thank you for answering questions. What a BEAUTIFUL home/house.. My paternal Grandmother had several Stately homes and I was fortunate enough to live in hers in Jacksonville, FL as a young child. I LOVE and CHERISH homes like yours. Might I ask with regard to an older photo of the home. To the left of the house is a FENCE/Brick? Was that a garden or pond area possibly. Were there other outbuildings on the property when your family purchased the home? I am moving back to North Carolina, and this wonderful property is added to my list. Can not wait to walk through this beautiful piece of American history and stunning/preserved architecture.

  8. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11871 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Reduced to $239,000.

  9. kenneth Lee Benjamin says: 57 comments

    Fancy,Really like this old house,what a great place to grow up.Is there a basement ? and what is in the tower section,can’t tell if there is a room or just the stairs leading up to the attic? I get a good feeling looking at this house,just a really beautiful home.

  10. Andrea says: 1 comments

    The house is charming — can anyone from the area provide information on the surrounding homes, business?
    Arial view looks like it might be in surrounded by industrial or public buildings?

  11. Don Carleton says: 264 comments

    No one mentioned the bedroom with the yellow wallpaper–cue famous early (1892) feminist novel by Charlotte Perkins Gilman!

  12. I keep coming back to this house on My Favorites list. I wish they would post better interior photos. I think it has so much more to offer then what is showing.

  13. DanDan says: 1 comments

    Hello fellow old home enthusiasts. I and my wife are the current owners of the old Boyd / Bagwell House and we’ve been restoring it since 2016. We’d love to hear from anyone who might have old photos of the house and grounds. We’d also welcome any stories anyone might have regarding the home.
    FYI, one of our first acts upon purchasing the home was the removal of all the the vinyl and aluminum covering the home. We also completely rebuilt the fifteen columns at the front and north side of the house…that was just the start of our work. We have lots more to do and we’re really enjoying the work. By the way, we’re doing all the work while living in the home. It’s been great fun and totally worthwhile. What better way to spend your retirement than returning an old estate to it’s original glory!

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