1895 Queen Anne – Carthage, MO

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403 E 4th St, Carthage, MO 64836

  • $44,900
  • 6 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 4655 Sq Ft
Diamond in the rough. Would make a great bed and breakfast. Built in 1895, a Victorian masterpiece. Be the one to breathe life back into this gem.
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Heather Davis, Charles Burt Realtors,
(417) 358-6088

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11846 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Thank you Paul P. for sharing! And thanks to JimH for the research!

  2. RossRoss says: 2468 comments
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    1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
    Emporia, KS

    What a deliciously strange house.

    On the exterior, there is such a disconnect between the stone first floor, and the wood second floor. It is almost like somebody started to build an imposing six-story bank building, finished the $$$$$$$ first-floor, then ran out of money, so decided to finish the place off as a house and in wood.

    Fascinating property.

    • Andy says: 1 comments

      It was originally a single story home. 20 years after construction the second and third floor was added as a result of prosperity in business.

      • gaylin says: 1 comments

        the story I have is that the house was a 2 story, the wood frame house was raised and the first floor was built. The owner back then had someone come in special to paint the art work on the ceilings. Also years ago there was a blast of some sort (gas) and the house was damaged. I’ve been in the house, I live in Carthage. I’ve always loved it HOWEVER.. boy would it take $$$$$ to fix it well enough to live in. It has little to no yard, its across the street from the county jail 🙁

      • rollie says: 1 comments

        it was actually a wood two story to begin with and 15 years after he built it in 1895 he raised the 2 story up and put the stone first floor in. I actually grew up in this house.

    • KarenP says: 1 comments

      The original owner/builder owned a quarry. That might explain all the stone.

  3. AnnaP says: 43 comments

    *sigh* Be still my heart!

  4. missd67 says: 8 comments

    that porch though! This is truly waiting to be polished up! sweet place!

  5. Jackie Maike says: 4 comments

    Oh my land, I am drooling!! I wish there were more pictures, I had money, and wished I lived in Missouri. This house, just speaks volumes to me……… LOVE it!!

  6. getmeoutofCAnow says: 1 comments

    Are more pics available any where?? Would love to see kitchen and baths.

  7. LydiaO says: 22 comments

    Totally in love with the squirrel decoration.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6564 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Those squirrels are chewing their nuts, but it looks like they’re praying in confession. They are a HOOT for sure! 😉

  8. KarenW says: 17 comments

    What a beauty she must have been! This house just breaks my heart. The way the town has encroached on her hopefully doesn’t seal her fate.

  9. Bethany says: 3501 comments

    Breathtaking! Oh please someone save it! Wish it could be me!

  10. SeanSean says: 159 comments
    1928 Spanish Revival
    Long Beach, CA

    Beautiful home! The interior details are really wonderful, and the large size would make it a treat to live in. Looking at the size and luxurious details I first thought it was built by a lawyer who would have made his fortunes at the beautiful Richardsonian Romanesque county courthouse a couple blocks away. Instead it was built by a successful businessman who was a partner in both a quarry (supplied the stone for the courthouse) and an ice company. Thanks Kelley for linking to the FindAGrave.com obits for the original owner!

    But the neighborhood these days is a little unfortunate. I’m not talking about the house being surrounded by blocks and blocks of other great old homes and a wonderful turn-of-the-century brick downtown/business district nearby – but the house now sits literally between the courthouse and the county jail. Hope I’m not being too negative.

    Still, it’s stunning both inside and out and is worth a few daydreams.

  11. JimHJimH says: 5127 comments
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    The local lore on this house is that William R. Logan lived here with his family in an older home and, rather than starting over to build a new one, raised the older home up and built a new first floor of stone beneath it.
    The Sanborn insurance maps tell a somewhat different story. There was a smaller home here in the 1880’s that went unchanged until a larger frame home appeared in 1897, though the stone construction wasn’t noted for another 10 years. The limestone came from Logan’s own quarries and was also used for other buildings in town including the courthouse.
    Besides the expanded county jail across the street, the neighborhood hasn’t changed much in 100 years. The house always sat right at the edge of the business district, convenient for the Logans who lived here and were active in local affairs for decades.
    The house has been vacant and neglected for a long time and badly needs an angel to make basic repairs before it’s lost. Carthage has a pretty good reputation for being friendly, and protective of its historic heritage.

    • SeanSean says: 159 comments
      1928 Spanish Revival
      Long Beach, CA

      Thanks for the additional info, Jim.

      You’d think a family of their caliber would have situated themselves in a more prominent part of town (though near the courthouse isn’t bad at all). But we will never know what led to Logan’s final decision to stay on that piece of land.

      Carthage itself is also in a good location. Not too far from the beautiful Ozark Mountains and all the activities/attractions at the bottom of the state.

  12. JamieK says: 3 comments

    Here’s a link with some info on “Logan Landmark, Family Fortune & Tragedy”
    I’ve lived in houses where people have passed with no issue, but this is just strange!

  13. carmen says: 7 comments

    This is too creepy for my taste!

  14. Paul Price says: 200 comments

    Your welcome, Kelly. I was not sure how to do it. I love this house. It is not far from me. I will try to get up there which is challenge with daylight savings. as for the hauntings…blah. It is also the Bible belt. Look at the outpouring of faith with the Joplin tornado.

  15. John Shiflet says: 5470 comments

    A visit was made to Carthage, Joplin, and nearby Neosho in 2001. The region had considerable wealth in the late 19th century from extensive lead mining activities in the area. Lead tailings from the mining activities are still visible off Hwy. 69 coming up from Miami Oklahoma into Kansas. These mining sites and locations where lead ore was refined and processed may still carry “legacy” cleanup costs. When the mining in this area where Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and somewhat southward Arkansas ended in the 20th century all the wealth from mining soon disappeared as well. Towns like Carthage were frozen in time, some depopulation occurred and the aging houses from the mining era started to deteriorate. However, by the late 20th century some local interest in historic preservation was making the downtown look more like its Victorian past and the lead baron mansions (one towered Queen Anne actually has a pick and shovel attached to one gable to tangibly show where the money to build it came from) were starting to get restored. Carthage is a lovely town and for visitors provides a window into the past. The problem for this house is location; when it was built there was no perceived disadvantage to living close to downtown, it meant that you could easily walk to do your shopping rather than having to saddle a horse or hitch up a buggy to shop downtown. Because of those horse drawn conveyances, the street noise levels were much easier to tolerate as well..booming Hiphop music from passing cars was still well over a century away.

    As for the house, I see some changes in financial means reflected in the construction. Even though the upper floor(s) is stylistically tied to the solid stone first floor with Queen Anne details, the upstairs wood frame and clapboard/shingle construction is decidedly less lavish than the stone ground floor. Darker colors for the upstairs would help anchor the top to the stone bottom-the current white is a poor choice, IMO. There’s a balcony porch pavilion defying gravity because its missing some of its support posts. The interior reflects a circa 1900 appearance with the Classical Revival columns. Nice coffered ceilings with the panels nicely stenciled with period patterns. There were probably art glass windows at one time that have since been removed. These windows show up at area flea markets sometimes and when sold usually do not even bring a small fraction of what it costs to replace them with a reproduction. Far too few photos here to get a good idea about the overall condition of the house and all the features offered. Usually, in house of this period and quality, a grand staircase is a focal point. If this house saw some hard use as a rental then the staircase may have been enclosed or reconfigured. In summary, more information is needed to assess this house more accurately.

  16. EyesOnYou1959EyesOnYou1959 says: 276 comments
    Lincoln, NE

    A grand old home. With a little TLC to bring it back to it’s original
    beauty, I could definitely see myself living there!

  17. jehousejehouse says: 107 comments

    I just died. Someone please buy this house for me!!!

  18. Melody Lang says: 1 comments

    Is this house still available?

  19. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11846 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Thank you Paul P. for sending in some photos!

  20. Paul Price says: 200 comments

    My wife and grandson and I got to tour it tonight. My cell phone pictures do not do the first floor justice. The first floor is wonderful. To the left of the entrance hall (entry through what must be a 12 foot front door) is front parlor, rear parlor and then transverse Dining room (across the back with side entrance oval door)—-all three areas with 14 or 16 foot coffered ceilings and ionic columns. To the right of the entrance, is a front study with smaller version of the ionic columns to bedroom, small closet and 1930’s? bath (with window in kitchen). Behind this wall is a yucky basement stair===no thanks. And then a porch? to the right side of the house. There is a small butler’s pantry and kitchen on back wall that opens to the Dining room.
    Second floor has no unpainted wood work, in fact, much of the walls and floors are spray painted. The right rear bedroom has been gutted (over the dining room), then there are possibly 4-5 other bedrooms, 12 foot ceilings, what appears to be an original bath with clawfoot tub that is also partially dismantled (over the kitchen). The front bedroom has a partial bay window– both side lights not middle window— which is over the first floor bedroom. The third floor and it’s 1-2 more partially finished bedrooms, and storage areas are more period intact. VERY big house. Fairly rough neighborhood for such a small area.

    • Kim says: 4 comments

      Its boarded up now? That’s certainly new. I probably haven’t paid any attention recently and we temporarily relocated so I’ve not been around Carthage much the last few months. But I’m positive someone lived there in the spring or early summer. Sad to see the condition of the insides of it. It would take some massive work to get it up to par, and unfortunately it would probably cost more than it could ever be worth where its at. But its so worth it for the right person who just loves old homes. Thanks for sharing!

  21. Pam says: 1 comments

    Why hasn’t anyone mentioned the picture of the door with the little boy going into the house? There is a reflection of a woman sitting by the window with her arm on the window sill. You can see right through her arm and see the entire sill. She is in period clothing and hair style.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11846 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Because that is the reflection of either Paul’s wife or the agent or someone in his group.

      • Sapphy says: 390 comments

        I saw that reflection. The woman isn’t in period clothing nor does she have a period hairstyle. She has a pair of sunglasses on her head. It looks like the mom of the little boy.

        • Paul Price says: 200 comments

          She is his grandmother, but will be tickled to be mistaken for his mother ;). I apologize for the limitation of my cell phone images and my photography skills. This is the side entrance door to the dining area. Please note the front door in 3rd image. That front door must be 12 feet tall. Amazing.

  22. Susan says: 5 comments

    I thought this kind of had “Ross” all over it ?

  23. Heather Davis says: 2 comments

    The owner of this fabulous beauty says she is taking offers!

  24. anon lass says: 10 comments

    very sweet house but the fact back yard is a downer but definitely has a lot of charm l just hope someone doesn’t buy and then demolish it

  25. Jazzmcb says: 1 comments

    Took a tour today. It’s gotten worse since these photos were posted. Front porch is collapsing and in total disrepair. Has evidence of a fire in the rafters and water damage on all levels. Yard length is only 100 feet. Second floor is a bit uneven and some genius deemed it necessary to paint all the wood, including the stairs on second and third floors. Does have two claw foot tubs and original sinks. Plaster is falling so some of the painted ceiling is gone. Light is coming through some of the siding. A family of squirrels has moved in as well. It’s for sale for $45,000. Seller definitely isn’t going to get that price for it. It’s sandwiched between the senior center and county jail. Such a shame, this was once a great beauty. The stone is gorgeous too.

    • RossRoss says: 2468 comments
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      1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
      Emporia, KS

      When a mansion-level house like this is available for $45K, it will have issues.

      If it had no issues, it would be worth a lot more.

  26. JoeyKW says: 5 comments

    This house is still my favorite. Obviously has lots of issues but when I envision it completely restored and decorated to my liking, my heart skips a beat (or a dozen). Do we know why it’s not for sale anymore???

  27. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11846 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I checked out the latest street view, only from 2017 but looks like work was being done on the porch.


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