1921 Italian Renaissance – Vicksburg, MS

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2322 Cherry St, Vicksburg, MS 39180

  • $149,900
  • 4 Bed
  • 2.5 Bath
  • 4997 Sq Ft
Custom built home located in the South Cherry Historic Vicksburg, MS. Situated on a corner lot with drive way entrance on Cherry Street that wraps around the back of house and exits onto Drummond Street. Features include a full basement and Attic, two car garage with apartment above, Formal living area with fireplace and Sunroom. Entrance is a Portico with brick columns. Main floor also features atrium, formal dining, breakfast room with built in china cabinet plus kitchen with walkin pantry. Home was built in 1920-21 by the Kline family. Architect was M.J. Donovan of Vicksburg. Call your agent for an appointment.
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Danny Ivy, Godfrey and Ivy Realty,

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  1. BethanyBethany says: 3472 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    I can’t believe the price on this! I mean, I know, location location location, but still! this place is gorgeous. I would even keep some of the kitchen like that cool vintage wall oven. And those are some of the loveliest residential stained glass windows I’ve seen.

    • Cookie says: 7 comments

      I’m not really sure what you mean by location, location, location. I am from and currently reside in Mississippi. Be that as it may, the house has great bones. That kitchen is a gut job and I see a lot of paint stripper in this house’s future.

  2. Lindsey M says: 3 comments

    Beautiful! I wonder if the tile work above and around the fireplace is Batchelder. We have an old house and all three of our fireplaces have tile work from this artist. Lots of trees, they’re so unique!

  3. BethanyBethany says: 3472 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    I’m sure Mississippi is gorgeous and amazing, I am just always amazed at what location does to prices. I live in Southern California where this gorgeous house would be well into the millions. But I could sell my house here and buy three of these amazing places in your part of the country! I’d love to move but this is where my husband’s work is.

    • says: 68 comments

      I’m in SoCal too, Bethany, and I knew exactly what you meant. I’m renting because I can’t afford to purchase even a crappy house here. I’m seriously considering moving out of state. Just not sure which state. Would have to have a job that pays as much or more than the one I have here though.

    • KenD says: 79 comments

      Totally get what you’re trying to say Bethany. I live in a Maryland suburb, just north of DC. That house, even in it’s current condition, in my area would easily go for $600-800K.
      Mostly having to do with local economic conditions. Maryland and northern Virginia is one of the highest priced housing markets in the country because of all the great government jobs.

      • Aces says: 4 comments

        I’m in silver spring and pathetic 1200 sq foot houses are going for 549k. This grand old home would be upwards of 1.5 Million or more around here.

    • Bethster says: 921 comments

      Yep. I live in New York City. There are very few one-bedroom apartments here for under $200K, and those are in the further reaches of the boroughs.

  4. jeklstudiojeklstudio says: 1127 comments
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    1947 Ranch

    I believe the tiles are Batchelder or Claycraft. Gorgeous. It may just be the photo, but one (or two) of the chandeliers look like they are aurora borealis crystal or opalescent. Also, the height of the stair rail is low. We had a 1907 Tudor style home with similar rail. Certainly not to code today, but they are very beautiful and interesting. Lots of beauty here with stained glass, folding French doors, the scenic paintings…

  5. says: 68 comments

    The carved feathers/foliage on the newel posts are beautiful. Are the chandeliers original? Seems to have a mix of lighting fixture styles.

  6. CharlestonJohn says: 1117 comments

    The NRHP registration form labels this one as a c.1910 Spanish Revival.


    2322 Cherry Street c. 1910 Spanish Revival
    A two-story, brick Spanish Revival residence, facing east with a tile-covered hip roof. There is a corbelled brick end chimney. A portico with a flat roof supported by two square brick columns and two Doric columns occupies a corner of the residence. There is a one-story porch on either side of the house. There are five bays: double-leaf, glazed doors with a fanlight and sidelights; and four sets of French doors with fanlights.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11877 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      This is one of the few times I’ll disagree with the National Register. 🙂

      • CharlestonJohn says: 1117 comments

        Check out the house down the street they claim is 1917 Italian Renaissance Revival.


        • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11877 comments

          1901 Folk Victorian
          Chestatee, GA

          What makes the house posted an Italian Renaissance are the arched windows on the first story, the entry/door has the columns on either side, hipped roof with tiles and wide overhang eaves with the brackets. But the upper story with the doors (or really long windows?) that open onto a tiny balcony with the iron railing is a Spanish Eclectic feature.

          • JimHJimH says: 5006 comments
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            I think you’re right and the nomination writer was swayed by the tile roof and tile inside, which aren’t necessarily Spanish. It’s a bit eclectic, small e, but it’s a great house regardless.

            Vicksburg, like St. Joseph and and few other places I can think of, needs an influx of capital to save its great architecture, although there’s no industry to support gentrification (God forbid!) and no oil underground.

          • CharlestonJohn says: 1117 comments

            That’s what I was thinking, but I’m no expert on either style. The house down the street is very similar in form but is missing any the styling elements you mentioned, yet it labeled as Italian Renaissance. No Doric columns, arched windows, or brackets under the eaves, and it has the railings, stucco, and chimneys that seem more Spanish than the posted house. I initially thought maybe the Historic Register writer confused the addresses.

      • Bethster says: 921 comments

        I’m no expert, but I would not have thought this was Spanish anything, mostly (I think) because of the red brick and the windows around the doorway.

  7. Phyllis Caldwell says: 44 comments

    If I lived in Vicksburg, I would probably be buying this home right now. I just love it. Wouldn’t change much, except those kitchen cabinets.

  8. Lindsay G says: 573 comments

    Wow what a place! I can’t get over that stairway. Despite the run down look of the place, the stairway still looks beautiful, as if someone gave it a fresh coat of white paint right before they took the pictures.

  9. ann says: 7 comments

    is this missing its roof brackets? Has the wide overhanging eaves of Italianate style, but looks like the brackets that would hold it have disappeared?

  10. KevinB says: 132 comments

    such a grand house with stunning details like the stained glass, the staircase, mural, fireplaces etc and I love the big scale of the rooms. I’m sure some of the systems need upgrades which gets expensive but cosmetically I think it just needs a good spiffing up other than the kitchen which needs to be taken to a more period appropriate look. I also live in CA and a home like this is way out of reach here but of course we also enjoy some major appreciation on our property that other parts of the country do not.

  11. Stacy L says: 1 comments

    Love it! Just need a bucket of stripper and a more style appropriate kitchen. Some hardwood flooring, or possibly just remove the possible carpet/linoleum (can’t tell) that’s in some areas, would also be a huge plus. Such a beauty at a great price! Any historian would love it. With all the woodwork restored to its original stained finish it would be a show stopper for sure!

  12. MonicaG says: 167 comments

    Gut the kitchen????? No way…replace the floor. Done. This house is gorgeous. Bethster, I live in NYC too, where 199,900 can’t buy a parking space. These prices kill me. Kelly and JimH, you are so well versed in architecture, history and design, thank you for all your information.

    • Ozark Dave says: 55 comments

      Total agreement on the kitchen. It’s highly functional and there’s a lot to work with. One can always redo the cabinets, replace the counter tops, and upgrade the appliances. But there’s plenty of storage and the cabinets are already installed! Work with it! Not against it! What do you think of the old fashion can opener mounted on the wall by the sink? That’s a must!

      • MonicaG says: 167 comments

        It’s a keeper, for sure! Good eye!

      • Michael Mackin says: 2398 comments

        I’ve seen some amazing things done with cabinets like those pictured. Replacing an entire kitchen will cost more than most people buying in this price range can afford. I’d definitely keep the can opener as well!

        • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11877 comments

          1901 Folk Victorian
          Chestatee, GA

          There’s a fantastic kitchen somewhere on this website with those same style cabinets. They painted them yellow and gave it a 1950’s vibe with black and white tiled floors, looks really nice. I know it’s on this site just not sure what house it was to find it. I vote to keep the cabinets too and change the counters too!

          • JimHJimH says: 5006 comments
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            We had identical cabinets as part of a similar high-end kitchen done in the 60’s. Mom’s were still there with original appliances, formica and unpainted cherry finish in 2010. (Kitchen grease is a great preservative!) Clean it all up with a new-old floor, counter and paint – it’ll look great.

  13. Ozark Dave says: 55 comments

    I love this house! We have kicked around the idea of moving to Vicksburg. We stay there on our trip to Florida as it’s about halfway between where I live in Missouri and Florida for a two day trip. Living here would put us a day away from my parents. The people here are some of the friendliest we’ve seen on our trip through the South. But that’s only based on an overnight.
    The biggest drawback to this house is there’s no central HVAC of any type. This may explain some of the affordable price. They evidently use “window shakers” in the Summer and space heaters in the Winter. That’s A LOT of square footage to heat with inefficient space heaters. I realize that winters are relatively mild in the South but still. As a side note, I do see nice radiator covers in some of the rooms. So, maybe there is a central heating system that is inoperative.
    I wish there was more pictures of the rest of the rooms! Bedrooms! Bathrooms! Attic and basement!
    If you Google a Zillow search of Cherry St., you’ll find that there’s numerous houses for sale in the area. I don’t know if this indicates something concerning or if these are sales due to the kids selling off the parent’s estates. The surrounding houses and the neighborhood overall is BEAUTIFUL!
    Vicksburg had an “F” rating for crime on one quality of life website. That seems excessive! Almost unrealistic! Can anyone supply some feedback on this?
    Thank you for your time. I’m very interested in any discussion on these comments!

    • Mike says: 12 comments

      I would consider the lack of an HVAC system a plus. You could “start fresh” with a new spacepak HVAC system, and not have the typical problems of old house hvac systems (dirty/moldy duct work, etc). I’ve spotted the use of spacepak systems in 1920’s/1930’s pre-war apartments in Chicago and they look really good. They more or less provide high velocity cooling/heating without cutting up the woodwork and wall cavities. They’re expensive on the front end, but they’re far more efficient than fan forced hvac systems.

      I’ve also noticed what appears to be hot water radiators in some of the photos. If the radiator plumbing is still in place, you could potentially have the existing infrastructure for a boiler powered radiant heat system. Radiant heat is preferred heat in old homes which only felt “drafty” after people ripped out the radiators and installed fan forced systems. (first they tore out the radiators, and then suddenly the windows were “old and drafty” and were often torn out soon after) Boilers are expensive to buy. But refurbished and/or brand new retro looking radiators are available in numerous online salvage venues. There very well might be a boiler in place that just needs a tune up … but the listing broker posted “no heat” to avoid the issue altogether in negotiating a final sale.

      As far as Vicksburg’s F rating… I’m sure it’s the old 1-2-3. High crime, high poverty, and crummy public schools … most likely concentrated in areas of the city that wouldn’t affect you. It’s likely very similar to Cincinnati or Dayton. Some of the nicest neighborhoods are a stone’s throw from high crime areas, but the two areas rarely intersect. And in Cincinnati and Dayton, there’s no shortage of higher end suburban shopping venues and private schools (should you need schools). I find that in F rated cities, the nice neighborhoods are home to the city’s power brokers, socialites, and/or city employees (as in cops) which often translates to the nicer neighborhoods getting priority city services. In any case, I would definitely install a security system and some targeted flood lighting around the house.

      • Ozark Dave says: 55 comments

        Thanks Mike! Some really good insight on everything but especially the HVAC! We used those individual A/C units at a facility I use to take of. I had completely neglected them for consideration! Great suggestion! Thanks for your input!

    • Mike says: 12 comments

      One thing I would check out is the flood maps and/or the homeowners insurance situation for the possibility of flooding.

  14. Big Rog says: 176 comments

    I think the home is just gorgeous the way it sits. Maybe refurbish the floors, but wouldn’t change anything else. Changed my mind. I would paint the kitchen cabinets that are stained to match those yellow old style cabinets.

  15. BungalowBILL says: 4 comments

    Vicksburg battlefield, which seems to be only a few blocks from this house, was one of my favorite family trips as a boy. Beautiful house and the tiles are definitely Rookwood

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