1893 Queen Anne – Delphi, IN (George F. Barber)

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604 E Franklin St, Delphi, IN 46923

  • $72,000
  • 3 Bed
  • 1.5 Bath
  • 1869 Sq Ft
1893 Victorian charmer contains original trim, built-in cabinets, hardware and hardwood floors. With over 1800 square feet of space home has 3 large bedrooms, a formal dining room, living room, parlor with fireplace 1 ½ baths and laundry room.
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Victoria Clarke, Real Estate Network,
(574) 583-8181

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12114 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I included the catalog pages featuring the home and the floor plan from Barber’s Cottage Souvenirs #2.

  2. Hipmamaw says: 1 comments

    Nice home. Wish they would have cleaned up a bit before taking the pictures.

  3. BethanyBethany says: 3448 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    Really shows up the “updates” and differences with the original plans that Kelly included! So much potential here! Great project house!

  4. RossRoss says: 2416 comments
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    1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
    Emporia, KS

    How I would love to take on such a house.

    To fully restore the exterior would be a THRILL.

    And I wonder how much original material is lurking under the later siding?

    And, surely, there are other Design No. 25 houses across the land to photograph and match details from?

    Oh, what an adventure! Thank you, Kelly!

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    • Michael Mackin says: 2835 comments

      The siding also scares me a little as it looks like the kind that contained asbestos. Would it be expensive to remove if that’s the case?

      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12114 comments
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        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        On Realtor.com it says that the exterior is wood and asbestos.

      • Paul W says: 464 comments

        You can remove it with normal precaution. Put down plastic, buy a good respirator (not a dust mask) and get some “bunny suit” coveralls. Start at the top and work your way down. The key is to carefully pull nails and the idea is not to break it. Interestingly there is no law concerning disposal but some local landfills do have restrictions so check their website. Not all siding like this has asbestos and you should test it. Some are mineral wool based and others have minimal levels. Double bag in contractor grade bags and tape it too. I should say that there are more asbestos contractors out there so prices have come down. The key is to let them know up front that you are taking several bids.

  5. Linda Omoletski says: 71 comments

    Hum, no dinning room?

    • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 138 comments
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      The description accompanying the floor plans states “The cellar way under stairs is convenient to dining room, kitchen and back entrance” so it would appear that what is labeled as “living room” on the plan is actually the dining room. Congratulations are due to whoever was able to recognize this as a Barber design after the considerable alterations! The maroon tile of the parlor fireplace appears to date to the installation of the gas log, perhaps the 30’s or 40’s.

  6. JimHJimH says: 5238 comments
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    The house is an excellent illustration of how details and features are lost or change over time, but much of the original character is still there, especially on the interior. The Sanborn maps only confirm the house was built before 1900 with the published footprint, and the wrap-around porch was added by 1906.
    It looks like the published plan was altered before construction around the kitchen, with a dining room and built-in added in the kitchen space (now a patriotic bedroom), accessed from the “Living Room” through a pocket door.

    https://spatialdata.iu.edu/DOQQS/state/sanborn/public/pdf/1900/02316_1900-0003.pdf

    https://spatialdata.iu.edu/DOQQS/state/sanborn/public/pdf/1906/02316_1906-0007.pdf

  7. SueSue says: 1111 comments
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    1802 Cape
    ME

    OK, I am confused. I am looking at the original floor plan and I cannot figure out what room is off the living room. (The room with the pocket doors now being used as a bedroom.) The kitchen should be there.

    • RossRoss says: 2416 comments
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      1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
      Emporia, KS

      The floor plans and the AS IS do not fully match.

      The AS IS house is deeper in the back. And the kitchen is in the back. You can see the sink window at the back exterior image (the window is one of those “greenhouse” types which stick out).

      Thus, the kitchen in the plan is now used as a bedroom.

      Was the house built as such? Or was it later renovated as such?

      Oh, the kitchen sink/counter looks like one LONG piece of enamled steel. If so, this is a treasure beyond compare. The cabinets look circa-1930 (maybe even late 30s) and would be incredible restored.

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      • SueSue says: 1111 comments
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        1802 Cape
        ME

        OH, I see. I was also wondering if the house had the “conservatory” in the original plans.

        I also love that kitchen counter. In fact I like the kitchen in general. Very cute.

        • RossRoss says: 2416 comments
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          1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
          Emporia, KS

          Sue, you made me smile.

          I also searched for the conservatory!

          In image #13, if the conservatory existed it should show up to the left of the mantel. So, I suspect it was not built, or was later removed.

          But how cool would such a feature be?

      • Paul Price says: 194 comments

        I am right there with you Ross, buddy ole pal. I would love to do that. I love that old kitchen and sink. What a beautiful old home!

  8. Paul W says: 464 comments

    I will have to check but there is a house built on this plan here in Logansport and it was for sale by owner for about 30K, that one was remarkably intact with no interior mods and had slate mantels. There are several Barber designed homes in Logansport and there are two small barber cottages just down the block from us.

  9. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12114 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Here’s a front view of Barber’s drawing.

  10. Paul Price says: 194 comments

    Kelly, can you provide the link for this design book again?

  11. Melody says: 502 comments

    I notice that the design has quite the large kitchen, definitely not the “old houses have tiny kitchens” train of thought. But it also does not include a bathroom. So, if you want to restore a house to it’s former glory, you’d better build yourself a privy out back. Build a brick ****house if you want it to last for years to come. 😉
    I suppose that ‘fuel room’, which I imagine would have housed fire wood, coal, kerosene, etc, would be a good spot to put in a bathroom.

    I love the kitchen in this house! That looooong counter/sink is beautiful! And I would keep the blue and white colours.

  12. Cody says: 16 comments

    That staircase looks so out of place for an old vic..

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