c. 1886 – Yazoo City, MS

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537 E Broadway St, Yazoo City, MS 39194

  • $67,900
  • 3 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 4316 Sq Ft
  • 0.41 Ac.
Price Reduced...Owner Says Sell. The Queen Of Yazoo. Welcome Home To This Charming Home From Yester Year 1895. Two Bedrooms, Two Baths On The Walk In Level And Two Bedroom Areas Upstairs In Attic (or Office Or Library). Access To This Area Is By A Elevator. The Basement (steps) Has A Unfinished Apartment That Is Unfinished (sheetrock Only). Separate Entrance To This Area From The Basement Area. The Square Footage Listed Comes From Yazoo County Court House Records And It Is My Opinion That This House Has More Square Footage Than This Because It Is Three Floors. This Is The Deal Of The Decade. Call Your Realtor Today To Schedule An Appointment To See This Charming Home.
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Melinda Dees, Turn Key Properties,
601-427-5088

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58 Comments on c. 1886 – Yazoo City, MS

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11881 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I went with the NR Nomination Form build date of 1886 instead of the build date on record of 1895.

    This has some of the most amazing colors in the stained glass windows. And kitchens are normally so small, look at the huge space you’d have to work with!

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  2. Vand4221 says: 14 comments

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. What a pretty place. The shutters, the stained glass, the detail! Only the recessed lights in the kitchen and the big box store cabinets hurt my heart.

  3. RossRoss says: 2461 comments
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    1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
    Emporia, KS

    Many updates over the years have somewhat obscured the original magnificence of this home, but it could be magnificent again.

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  4. NancyN says: 26 comments

    I love this house. All those gorgeous stained glass windows, that closet in the last pic, and even an elevator. Not to mention all the details.
    I drive past exits for Yazoo City on my way to visit my Mom and always snickered at the name. But if it has a house like this, I think the name grow on me! ?

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  5. Ernie says: 117 comments

    Initially my attention was diverted by the dazzling display of artglass windows and elaborate parquet floors but on closer inspection In what appears to be a ground floor parlor room a large portion of the ceiling looks like it might be on the verge of collapse. It would be nice if the chimneys could be restored back to natural unpainted brick.

    • JimHJimH says: 5148 comments
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      Ernie, if I had the ability to take on this project, the plaster falling on my head would only confirm that this place is beautiful beyond real estate economics. The ceiling is easy to repair – the house is impossible to replace.

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  6. Lisa Garber says: 4 comments

    Wish we could read the historical marker – is it about the town or the house?

    • Patrick says: 5 comments

      The marker reads:

      “Town Creek, one of Yazoo City’s earliest residential areas, is located within the Town Center National Register Historic District, noted for the uniformly constructed buildings in the business district.”

  7. Paul W says: 468 comments

    This house pretty much has it all. Some work to do but not that much. Love the aesthetic stained glass

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  8. Kerri S says: 5 comments

    I absolutely loved the windows in this house. It sure is bigger on the inside than the outside.

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  9. WinB says: 1 comments

    Love it, love it, love it!!! Gorgeous house & grounds! Since my schedule won’t allow me to work on it [LOL], maybe Scott McGillery from Income Property. The basement space would be a great apartment. All of those Aesthetic details are just DIVINE! The TALL windows, TALL ceilings, the transoms, the woodwork, the stained glass … it’s just monumental. How fun!!

  10. MW says: 905 comments

    Oddly, somebody spent some bucks on those kitchen appliances if they were purchased new, probably about $20K worth by itself. If still in good clean shape, some decent % of the value of the house right there. If one isn’t into them for historical purposes, they could be sold fairly easily for good money.

  11. John Shiflet says: 5456 comments

    Described as the “Queen of Yahzoo” the house uses the simple Southern Victorian cottage form but the details inside and out elevate it to the same league as far larger and more expensive homes. Nice to have an elevator inside as well although from the listing language it looks like attic space has been converted to a half-story floor. The original 1880’s house appears to have had some updates later in the 1890’s. I too admire the especially fine stained glass windows and other period details. Seems priced well for what is offered although the burglar bars over the windows are a bit of a concern since there is already an iron fence around the perimeter of the property. Might be a good idea to check out the crime stats as part of the overall inspection process.

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    • Ernie says: 117 comments

      http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/ms/yazoo-city/crime/

      Hi Jim I think this link to yazoo city crime statistics might be cause for concern.

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      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11881 comments
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        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        I’m not a fan of that website, my own city doesn’t even have accurate results from that site and others I’ve checked have been the same. I looked at other crime mapping websites that are more reliable and it doesn’t appear Yazoo has those stats available on the ones I checked so not sure how they are able to give reports on what isn’t available.

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        • Ernie says: 117 comments

          Hello Kelly,
          I hqve been a victim of signifigant property crime three times in the past 20 years in my current location which scores two thirds up the imaginary scale and its getting worse all the time. Im Speaking from the perspective as someone who is not just an armchair observer but in fact seriously intent on looking to actually buy and make a substantial post purchase cash investment into restoring and living in a historic property. In my current search for an old house to make a retirement project, final home and repository for my lifetime collection of fine old Victorian antique furniture and accessories I have to be able to take all risk factors from the potential fury of mother nature to human mal-intent into account. Perhaps you are right as one is never told how the crime stats are gathered but for example when using the same resources to research the listing you have posted in Galena IL by contrast it falls at the extreme opposite end of the scale and far upper tier of safest towns in America to live. Looking at heading into a fixed retirement income taxes there for me are off putting but if I were to be a prospective buyer there I would find those numbers far more reassuring and proceed with less caution. Perhaps others might like the challenge of being an urban pioneer and feel safe arming themselves behind bars but heading into my early 60s I would like to live and be active in a community where I know that there is a greater liklihood it is also safe to be outdoors and walk the streets. Love this house architecturally and aesthetically it rings all the right bells and whistles for me. Its affordable enough for my allowed budget and I would even be willing to take on the sagging ceiling and what unseen cause lies beneath but in terms of location would rather see it elsewhere.

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      • JimHJimH says: 5148 comments
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        Yup, that’s way more scary than the plaster and not so easy to fix.
        If this was in my area I’d still want to check it out, if only to look at the house close up.

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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6647 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        I don’t care. I’d buy weaponry and say bring it. I’d live in Marion County for this place! 😉

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    • T says: 1 comments

      Yes, this house is beautiful and unbelievably priced! I was born and raised in Mississippi. These small towns have just about folded up. Holmes, Attala, Yazoo have very high unemployment rates. If this house were on the outskirts of the city, I would be the proud owner.? Of only I could pick it up and move it.

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  12. Jennifer HT says: 767 comments

    Nice hall tree…. Next to the creepy painting and the ghost. Lol! Totally looks like an anomaly.

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  13. Ernie says: 117 comments

    http://southernmemoriesandupdates.com/stories/yazoo-mississippi-witch-predicted-the-fire-that-destroyed-the-city/

    Its fortunate this house survived a devestating 1904 fire that destroyed most of the town. One can omly wonder how many homes of equal caliber may have been lost in the blaze. Here is a link to an interesting bit of local folklore that attributes the disaster to the curse of a woman who became known as the “Witch of Yazoo City” her grave remains a popular tourist site today.

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  14. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11881 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Price dropped to $107,000!

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6647 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      – Which means it can be had for $99K! Somebody is going to have the deal of the century with this one. Yazoo is pretty hard core from what I’ve read, but there ARE caring, committed people there working VERY hard to change that. I can’t wait to visit! Yazoo has moved right up to the top of my Southern destinations list. MY VOTE FOR HOUSE OF THE YEAR……

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  15. NancyN says: 26 comments

    If there was any way I could physically take care of this house (ordinary chores like cleaning, etc.) I would be looking VERY VERY hard at purchasing. I am SO in love with it!
    I still, however, have somewhere around 6 years before I can retire, so I guess I will lust from afar!

  16. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11881 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Dropped to $79,000!

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  17. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11881 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Dropped to $67,900!

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    • JimHJimH says: 5148 comments
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      I worry when the asking price starts to free-fall, attracting the salvage vultures.

      Now is the time. Someone could use the wedding/truck/cruise money and buy this instead!

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  18. David McElreath says: 4 comments

    We have a contact on this wonderful home in this great Mississippi town and intend to protect it for future generations.

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  19. David McElreath says: 4 comments

    We have closed on this wonderful home and have begun restoration. We intend to offer it for rent in December. Thank you for your web-site.

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  20. David McElreath says: 4 comments

    We have completed the interior renovation of this wonderful home and now have it rented to folks who also love and treasure this great home. This is our 6th home in Mississippi, each over 100 years old. We expect to close on our next century old lady in Lexington, Mississippi in the next two weeks. Another great classic we intend to save.

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6647 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Hi David. Still loving your home these years later. Was wondering if you have photos of it, post-resto., posted on the web somewhere? If so, would you please post a link back here if you see this note, and would be so kind. 🙂 I’d love to see shots of your other no doubt choice homes as well if possible. Cheers! Thanks a lot.

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  21. Rebecca Carraway says: 2 comments

    Now please go buy (save) that one in Greenville/Greenwood!! It can be found in the This Old House-Save This Old House website.

  22. OH MY….I’m drooling!

  23. CarebearCarebear says: 1152 comments
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    I wonder what the house with the stained glass looks like now? No way would I share thiswith renters-I’d make it a single family home! I’m selfish that way. David, if you’re still following OHD, please favor us with current photos? I hope that ceiling was the result of a bathtub overflow upstairs, and not a roof problem! I love the back of the house….sigh!!!

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