c. 1900 Queen Anne – Navasota, TX (George F. Barber)

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Posted May 2015. This home has been archived on OHD. The sold status is unknown.
Added to OHD on 5/28/15   -   Last OHD Update: 10/26/19   -   13 Comments

503 N 10th St, Navasota, TX 77868

  • $148,500
  • 4 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 5109 Sq Ft
  • 0.48 Ac.
Historic home in downtown area of Navasota. 12 ft ceilings, grand staircase, original bead board in kitchen, stained glass windows, beautiful light fixtures and 5 gas fireplaces. Features 11ft pocket doors, transone windows, ladies parlor, gentleman''s parlor, formal dining and sunroom. Needs some repairs. Roof replaced in 05''. More to describe than space allows. A unique piece of history. Make your appointment today.
Contact Information
Carolyn Harper, Navasota Realty,
(936) 328-7442


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13 Comments on c. 1900 Queen Anne – Navasota, TX (George F. Barber)

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  1. RossRoss says: 2501 comments
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    1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
    Emporia, KS

    Considering the condition the price seems very high, but maybe the area is hip?

    A great house just waiting to have its original loveliness fully revealed.

    The theme for today seems to be Faded Beauties!

  2. Bethany says: 3190 comments

    Really great house, and I’d like Nicole Curtis to get her hands on the kitchen for me!

  3. Aquila says: 25 comments

    The 70s wood paneling is sure familiar. We had the same colors in the hall and dining room. Lots of potential in this place.

  4. Sharon M says: 54 comments

    ‘Needs some repairs’ may be a bit of an understatement but looks like there is a lot to work with. Hopefully the right person comes along to bring back its charm!

  5. Chris DiMattei says: 271 comments

    This is, without question, a George F. Barber design. It is an example of Barber’s design #61 from the second edition of his “Modern Dwellings” series of pattern books. This was one of Barber’s best small cottage designs costing around $1,600.00 in 1899. With a lot of love, elbow grease & time, this gem could look as beautiful as this example.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/11769785@N05/18227735692

    Someone, please restore this beauty.

  6. says: 6 comments

    Would the build date of 1941 be correct? It appears to be much older than 1941.

  7. John Shiflet says: 5241 comments

    Thanks Chris for the George F. Barber planbook design information. Navasota sits northwest between the sprawling greater Houston area and Bryan-College Station. (Texas A&M Univerity) Since I have not personally visited the town, my observations are based on Streetviews. The street retains a number of late Victorian era residences widely spaced. With few exceptions, land has always been plentiful in smaller Texas communities and the density of housing on narrow lots commonly seen back East and even in the Midwest is absent here. Perhaps more so here because its likely that more homes stood here originally. The house has some nice period details inside as characteristic of houses designed by Knoxville, TN mail-order architect George F. Barber. The pricing may be a bit optimistic but this region has seen substantial population growth in recent years as the energy sector still dominates the greater Houston regional economy. The house must have been photographed during an open house because paper signs admonish visitors not to place food or drinks on the mantel shelves. (good advice) The house appears to sit on a large lot so gardening opportunities come with buying the historic home. A brief streetview tour of the downtown shows a well preserved turn of the last century streetscape. Best before considering a purchase to visit the community in person and verify to your satisfaction the condition of the house and amenities available in Navasota. Since some of the other period homes along 10th street are well maintained and even restored, I think the house might be a worthwhile investment for the longer term.

    • Chris DiMattei says: 271 comments

      At least two of those period homes just down the street are also Barber designs. Still looking for others across town.

  8. says: 10 comments

    There is another on 10th street that was for sale a couple of years ago very similar to this one. It was built ca 1900. It was also a diamond in the rough… I have friends in Navasota, and went to Texas A&M, I would love to move back to the area, but alas I would need to find a job first!

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