1897 Queen Anne – Peru, IN

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Added to OHD on 6/12/15   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   3 Comments
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154 E Main St, Peru, IN 46970

  • $168,500
  • 5 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 3452 Sq Ft
  • 0.2 Ac.
Imagine yourself in this Corner lot, 4 bedroom, 2 full bathroom home with character in every inch! This Majestic Victorian home is very well maintained and could be yours to enjoy for many years and will be a wonderful home to share with your family and friends! The Natural Woodwork is all throughout this home including the pocket doors. Remember to check out the 3rd floor Master Bedroom / with extra living space. 2 Central Air Units including one new unit just for the 3rd Floor. Newer Roof. Enjoy the friendly town charm as you sit on the large inviting front porch. This home also includes a fenced in crystal clear in-ground pool in the back. Call today for your personal showing! You'll be glad you did!!!
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Natalie Mantica, Spear Real Estate
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3 Comments on 1897 Queen Anne – Peru, IN

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11828 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Listing sites has this on 2 acres that is incorrect it is .2 acres.

  2. Kathie M. says: 9 comments

    Heck, I want it just for the old toilet!

  3. John Shiflet says: 5471 comments

    Kathie, this old looking pull chain toilet may be a reproduction or at least likely has some newer parts. Originals usually have lead lined tanks inside the wood case that after more than a century of use may crack and leak in the old lead liner. In any case, almost identical reproductions are available (without lead tank liners) but they cost considerably more than a standard modern water-closet.

    Peru, Indiana, has an interesting history as a circus town; it still has an International Circus Hall of Fame http://circushof.com/circus_history.html and residents commemorate this cultural heritage in various ways. In 1913, a massive flood did much damage to the town and curtailed its growth. As a result, many nice old houses survive and most are reasonably priced. I’ve yet to visit Peru, IN, but plan to in the future. The house has some nice interior period details and by putting old corbels in the kitchen they tied it closer to the Victorian era. It’s seems that old clock faces (or reproductions) as decorative accessories are much in vogue as are the ubiquitous inspiring mottoes folks hang or stencil on their walls. The latter is not strictly a modern affectation; Victorians often placed framed mottoes on their walls either printed or in needlework sampler styles. The old ones in good condition are quite collectible. I have one antique example in a gold frame nicely printed with “Consider the Lillies” (from a Biblical passage) as well as a needlepoint version of “Home Sweet Home” done by my grandmother many years ago. I guess the saying, “everything old is new again” has some truth to it.

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