1883 Queen Anne – Clinton, IL

Added to OHD on 8/19/15   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   12 Comments
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503 W Main St, Clinton, IL 61727

  • $136,500
  • 5 Bed
  • 5 Bath
  • 5174 Sq Ft
This is a one and only Victorian home in Clinton. From the turrets to the detailed untouched beauty in the wood through out the home and the one of a kind fireplace mantel, you will not find a home that boast so much character. Situated on a corner lot with a wrap around porch, and upper porch off of two of the bedrooms on the second story turret. This home has five bathrooms and the possibility of five to six bedrooms along with a detached two car garage. It has been used as a family residence on the main level and lower level area with three apartments on the second and third stories, for many years past. It is a must see. Pictures help tell the story of what it has to offer.
Contact Information
Camill Tedrick, Re/Max,
309-664-8571

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12 Comments on 1883 Queen Anne – Clinton, IL

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  1. Sue S. says: 280 comments

    A Murphy bed, how cool is that! Some lovely wood and carvings, too.

  2. Cody H says: 135 comments

    Theres a lot to like in this one, that mantel with the carved serpents in particular. I also like the unusual ceiling beam configuration in the dining room with the simple understated pendant.

  3. LUCINDA HOWARD says: 240 comments

    YUMMY This house has all my requirements.

  4. Marie says: 232 comments

    Love it! The woodwork is to die for! Wish I turn this into a nice B&B.

  5. Sapphy says: 406 comments

    This house had me at the carved griffin fireplace detail!

  6. Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 1026 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco

    That Greek-key tile floor …!

  7. John Shiflet says: 5363 comments

    Clinton, IL is at the center of a triangle former by Springfield, Bloomington, and Decatur, Illinois, with Clinton Lake, a large reservoir, not far away. Streetview shows a traditional Midwestern small town neighborhood with houses ranging from the 1890’s to the 1930’s. The house is on Main Street which usually means additional street traffic but an offsetting benefit might be that snow plowing in the winter months occurs on major thoroughfares first. The house itself has a strong planbook flavor (George F. Barber or Herbert C. Chivers?) diminished on the exterior by added siding but remaining on the interior with the high grade millwork and spatial layout. Illinois Victorian homes often have better than expected millwork as Chicago during the Victorian era was a national center of millwork production with scores of millwork factories and shops. Lovely examples of that long ago production remain here including the built in Murphy type bed, the fretwork and columns divider, and those artistic carved winged Griffins.

    I must differ with the 1883 construction date as the house, based on its details, (not likely a remodel of an early 1880’s home) appears to date from between 1895 and 1905. For those considering it as a potential home, please check local taxes as Illinois overall is second only behind New Jersey as having the highest property taxes in the U.S.. Occasionally, for various reasons, an Illinois property will have lower taxes but best to verify first before buying a house and then having to pay the equivalent of monthly rent in taxes for as long as you own it. Nice home overall.

  8. LynnLynn says: 75 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Wowzers, I love this house too! But where is the staircase pic? It’s always one of the first pics I look for.

    • JimHJimH says: 4950 comments
      OHD Supporter

      Lynn, you can’t tell for sure but maybe the staircase was removed to create the apartments upstairs. There’s an entrance from the porch that probably has a stair to the apartments. It’s a shame if that’s the case but not so uncommon.
      To buy a place at a reasonable price with great details like this house and have income from 3 apartments would be very attractive for some.

  9. says: 6 comments

    I hate when these lovely’s were divided up and turned into apartments!

  10. LUCINDA HOWARD says: 240 comments

    Me too, but I am afraid there are just not enough of us who love these old beauties and have the money required for the restoration and upkeep.

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