c. 1840 Second Empire – Oneida, NY

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Added to OHD on 11/9/16   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   18 Comments
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432 Main St, Oneida, NY 13421

  • $129,950
  • 6 Bed
  • 3.5 Bath
  • 4184 Sq Ft
  • 1.17 Ac.
LOCATION-LOCATION-LOCATION--Walk to 4 churches, grade and high school, downtown, grocery stores, Duncan Doughnuts, shopping center, tennis courts, new library to be built across the street. Built for Samuel Breeze in 1840 after the old colonial architecture with the interior modeled after plans used in decades gone by. The main entrance is built on the south side capturing the morning sun. This is a virtual paradise for the lover of antiques &/or history. The Madison Co. Historical Society id directly across Main St. A 2 story 4 room apartment rents for $375/mo. w/ tenant paying utilities. (Easily converted back to original home) 2 new "High Efficiency" boilers were just installed and the price reduced from the original $179,900 to $129,950. Call TODAY! IT MAY BE GONE TOMORROW!
Contact Information
Donald Kingsley, Don Kingsley Real Estate
(315) 363-5464

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18 Comments on c. 1840 Second Empire – Oneida, NY

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  1. BethanyBethany says: 3451 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    Wow, I love this place! I would take it as-is and with all shown furnishings included! Yummy!

  2. Lindsay G says: 531 comments

    What’s with the spoon?

  3. Karriecruise says: 222 comments

    Wow I want to live there if I had no family here in New Mexico I would move that house is awesome.

  4. SharonSharon says: 603 comments
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    2001 Contemporary
    Sedalia, MO

    Be still, my old English teacher heart. A picture really is worth a thousand words, especially when so many of those words are misspelled. Realtor got bit carried away.

    • Zoo says: 524 comments

      Yes, the misspellings were rather charming! I love this house, especially the old bathroom sinks. The corner sink in one of the bedrooms is intriguing. I’d get rid of most of the wallpaper, shine up the floors, and this will be a stunning, large house loaded with charm!

    • Karen says: 129 comments

      My thoughts exactly, Sharon. Realtor needs spell check! I like having things identified though.

  5. agreeable bebop says: 158 comments

    How nice. Love the sink hidden behind the door, the closet, the entryway light, the newel post. Taxes are not entirely awful. Too bad they replaced the radiators. What period/style is this house? And, does the Steinway come with it?

    • Ed Ferris says: 299 comments

      The local piano restorer & tuner has a square Steinway in his shop. He says they’re not worth working on — they don’t hold tune (only the very best 100-year-old instruments will) and the dampers warp and let the middle register ring. Rolling the piano across an oak floor will leave grooves (I know — I have some in my front parlor).
      Good marble mantelpiece.
      Putting captions in the photos is a good idea.
      Now that we’re in the heating season, may I point out that a big tall house holds heat far better than a ranch-style of half the size. The Zillow listing says hot-water, multi-zone.

  6. JimHJimH says: 5243 comments
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    There are conflicting dates and accounts of the construction of this house. The NRHP historic district report states that it’s the oldest extant house in town from 1832 and was originally built in the Federal style. Apparently the mansard roof was added in the 1870’s. The realtor’s caption about the elevated lot suggests it was built up, though actually the road was graded in later years for a trolley line.
    In any event, the house became the home of Samuel Breese (1802-1873), the banker son of a pioneer attorney in this area named Samuel Sidney Breese. An occasional visitor was Samuel’s cousin Samuel F.B. Morse, the artist and telegraph inventor, whose mom was Elizabeth Breese. Sidney B. Breese lived here with his step-mother well into the 20th C.

  7. CharlestonJohn says: 1093 comments

    It’s fairly obvious that this house was built earlier as a four bay, irregular plan late Federal Style house and modernized during the Victorian period with a mansard roof and other Second Empire style details such as the eave brackets. Perhaps the house was expanded at that time by adding the sections finished with lap siding. Although usually associated with the Victorian period, Mansard roofs were used prior to the Second Empire in the US and were even occasionally seen on Federal Style houses prior to the turn of the 19th century. The Moses Wells House in CT is an example.

  8. Lori says: 108 comments

    Great house!

  9. Harleysmom says: 106 comments

    They had me a doughnuts.

  10. dreamin'bout'oldhouse ownership ~Colleen~ says: 1058 comments

    Beautiful house, with nice street view.

  11. Michael Mackin says: 2841 comments

    I love the stone and the design of the slate on the mansard roof. The street view is very nice and gives you a perspective as to how large the lot is. I think the price is a bonus but I don’t know the area.

  12. Lottie says: 355 comments

    Such a beautiful home! Why is the price so low? Looking on street view, the street it is on looks very nice. On Zillow, the taxes were over $5,000 a year. Is that why the price is so low?

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