c. 1900 – Manchester, IA (George F. Barber)

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833 N Franklin St, Manchester, IA 52057

  • $79,500
  • 4 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 1744 Sq Ft
This is a lot of house! This 2 story home is located on a nice corner lot within walking distance to schools and parks. Features galley kitchen, separate dining room, living room with beautiful fireplace and lead glass window, family room wood floors and open staircase. Main floor bedroom, bath and laundry. Upper level has 3 nice size bedrooms. Enjoy the outdoors in the shade with the covered deck. Fenced yard. 32x20 detached insulated garage. Additional 65x165 lot is also included. This lot has a 20x20 garage with wood burning stove, excellent for a work shop or any type of hobby. Also, features electric outlet for your camper so you don't have to pay to have it stored elsewhere. Raspberry bushes, grape vines, asparagus and rhubarb are right at your finger tips! Don't wait! Own this property today!
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Teresa Turnis, F&M Iowa Realty
(563) 920-2979

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17 Comments on c. 1900 – Manchester, IA (George F. Barber)

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11890 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I am fairly certain this is a Barber home.

    The photo of the backyard, I’m wondering if that white post thing is part of the original porch?

    • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 138 comments
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      Good catch! The post thing in the back yard does indeed bear a strong likeness to the porch as illustrated in the drawing (last image). Wouldn’t surprise me a bit if it were a remnant of the original porch.

  2. Shannon says: 21 comments

    Now this is the kind of home I need. Bath, Laundry and a bedroom on the main floor. I cant do stairs, so it seams my old house dreams with only ever be dreams. I have always wanted to move into a old house and restore it. My house could be on OHD in 100 years..lol

  3. RossRoss says: 2411 comments
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    1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
    Emporia, KS

    Oh my! What a muffled beauty!

    The image you found Kelly shows what a KOCK-OUT this home could be again!

    What a fun & fabulous project for the right person/couple.

  4. Chris DiMattei says: 268 comments

    Definitely a Barber design. Way to go, Kelly!

  5. LUCINDA HOWARD says: 242 comments

    Could be adorable…..paint and paneling need to go.

  6. BethanyBethany says: 3432 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    I’m not a purist, and I’m also kinda lazy, and I have to say I might *gasp* leave the greenish paint on the woodwork. I actually like it in a potential shabby chic kind of way . . .

  7. Tommy Q says: 442 comments

    Is that aluminum siding?

  8. CharlestonJohn says: 1094 comments

    Kelly, That piece of white yard art looks a lot like two columns and a spandrel from the front porch in Barber’s front elevation. I think you’re on to something. What a difference a couple bargeboards and a decent choice of siding and paint would do here.

  9. Sean Lowry says: 28 comments

    so sad, such a departure from the original home. If I bought this I would spend the first year bringing the wood work and interior back to its former elegance.

  10. Don Carleton says: 268 comments

    No one has mentioned that really nice mantel in the entry!

    The exterior view in no way prepared me to expect something inside featuring such sophisticated Art Nouveau/Louis Sullivanesque ornamentation.

    • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 138 comments
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      It is something of a pleasant surprise! Of course, had the exterior remained unchanged it would have been less of a surprise but it is still stylistically at odds with the rest of the house. It seems that often when the woodwork is painted in a house like this, the mantelpiece(s) will be left alone. Thankfully that was the case in this house as well.

  11. John Shiflet says: 5358 comments

    Seeing the original COTTAGE SOUVENIR No. 2 design pattern and comparing it to what remains today is disappointing. The house would have very little going for it had not the interior remained largely original. I agree with others that the millwork standing off to the side could very well have once been part of the original porch. I’m puzzled as to why anyone would think the original Victorian era appearance was inferior to its current bland incarnation.

  12. leilaa says: 20 comments

    Why are there grates over the front of the fireplaces on most of the older homes?

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