1891 – Charleston, OH

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Added to OHD on 8/25/16   -   Last OHD Update: 10/27/19   -   16 Comments

109 S Church St, South Charleston, OH 45368

  • $124,900
  • 4 Bed
  • 1.5 Bath
  • 3110 Sq Ft
  • 1.02 Ac.
Amazing character in this beautiful 2 story home. 4 bedrooms, a study, 1st floor laundry & 1.5 baths on 1.22 acres. Welcoming huge front porch & impressive entry foyer with gorgeous natural finished staircase, wood work & doors. The charm of classic craftsmanship will keep you moving though the home with stunning original pocket doors, working gas lights & 2 staircases. Updated kitchen, baths, furnace & roof. This home has tons to offer and is a must see!!
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Dee & Jeff Horne, Real Estate II,
(937) 390-3119


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16 Comments on 1891 – Charleston, OH

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  1. Franka says: 20 comments

    I love this puppy!

  2. Bethany Otto says: 3324 comments

    Oh my goodness, this is my dream home! All that fab wallpaper and original woodwork–did you catch those shutters? And the lighting . . . . sorry to gush but it’s the only way to vent my frustration at not having the least hope of moving to Ohio and buying this house!

  3. Zoomey says: 498 comments

    This is a nearly perfect house, I say nearly because it’s too far from me, boo hoo. I love every single thing about it. That woodwork is perfection, so detailed and intact, the fireplaces,the transoms over nearly every door and closet– every room is divine!

  4. Michael Mackin says: 2048 comments

    I’m in love with those doors!

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  5. Ross says: 2524 comments

    I, too, love this house.

    With a period-correct exterior color scheme the place would rock.

  6. Pamela Ky girl says: 49 comments

    What a beautiful home!

  7. dreamin'bout'oldhouse ownership says: 1211 comments

    Very beautiful home …. doors and shutters WOW ….

  8. JimHJimH says: 4872 comments
    OHD Supporter

    The house was built for gentleman farmer William Harrod (1850-1917) who lived here with wife Elizabeth and four children. Harrod was grandson of General Samuel Harrod, an early settler here and officer in the War of 1812. They were closely related to the Harrods who founded Louisville and Harrodsburg KY.

    Just a wonderful house that could be a showpiece with the proper attention to detail. Agree all the woodwork is just great, nice mantels too. Needs more gas lighting fixtures and some plaster medallions, iron fencing and cresting, exterior detailing and paint, etc. Some houses just deserve the full treatment!

    • Danina says: 4 comments

      Hi Jim,
      How do you get all of this awesome info about the history of these homes?
      We’re looking at a house right now and would be fascinated with the history of it. Is there a website I can look into for this?

      Thanks!

      • JimHJimH says: 4872 comments
        OHD Supporter

        Danina, sometimes an address search will pull up “historic house” info on the owners and architect, but usually I have to find an old map or reference to a house to get the name of early owners. Then I can search the histories and genealogies to fill out the family details. For various areas and periods, I use different sites, though I look at historicmapworks.com for most, and ancestry.com if I have a name.

        • MazamaGrammy says: 353 comments

          JimH – thanks very much for the historicmapworks.com site – a real treasure trove!

        • Melody says: 569 comments

          Oh my golly, that map site is amazing!!

          I just found an 1877 map of Tunbridge, Vermont that has my Great, great grandpa’s farm marked out! Now I know exactly which farm was theirs. The road is still has the family name, and another road nearby bears my Great grandpa’s first name. And the hill is named for the family.

          Oh if I only had the $$ to spend on a road trip!! I have photos of the farm and area and I would love to go stand in the same spot and retake those photos. And I’d really, really love it if the old house and barns are still there. (Google has not driven those roads yet 🙁 )

  9. Ed Ferris says: 311 comments

    One thing I would do is take down the cheap paintable vinyl from the foyer ceiling. That stuff — even genuine Anaglypta, which is still being made — is some of the least expensive wall covering you can buy, and looks it. If you don’t paint it, and it looks like they didn’t, it will be damaged by high humidity. On the other hand, they did the other ceilings right, with bordered paper.

  10. John Shiflet says: 5402 comments

    Very promising house here with most of its original details remaining. I did a little streetview touring in the community and found a number of old houses and buildings; one of them stood out: (between #40 and #50 Chillicothe Street) https://goo.gl/maps/fvZzKQnbir22 it looks (hopefully) like someone was doing some exterior repair work when the Streetview was made. Anyone know something about this Chillicothe street house? Just curious… 109 S. Church St. is now showing pending but that’s not surprising, it has a lot of potential.

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