c. 1895 Queen Anne – Hannibal, MO

Added to OHD on 12/20/16   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   39 Comments
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Broadway, Hannibal, MO 63401

  • $21,000
  • 2 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 1286 Sq Ft
2 bed 1 bath bungalow with detached garage. Level yard, off street parking.
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Jacki Thurman, Century 21 Broughton Team,
(573) 221-8030

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39 Comments on c. 1895 Queen Anne – Hannibal, MO

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12216 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Thanks Cora for sharing!

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  2. akd1953akd1953 says: 188 comments

    Cute house, just the right size for a single person like me. But what is that 2 story square thing in the last picture of the outside?

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    • Douglas Green says: 82 comments

      That threw me too. Google Earth (or Maps) allows you to drive down the alleyway behind the house and the garage is on the alley. The property goes up at the back and from the house side the entry for a car into the garage is the second story or more like it has a basement for the garage. The red brick is actually the house on the other side of the alleyway. Yes, it’s confusing.

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      • Ray Unseitig says: 206 comments

        Yeah, got it> that is the garage as viewed from the back yard, looking toward the alley. The car will appear to be on the second floor. I like Hannibal.

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    • Melissa says: 1 comments

      Pretty sure it’s the detached garage.

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  3. Jewell says: 1 comments

    Beautiful wood work

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  4. John R Huff Jr. says: 10 comments

    Woodwork seems to be nice. Love the architecture. Dormers and Upstairs Windows.

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  5. loriann says: 3 comments

    i think that might be the garage in the back. it looks like it has a sidewalk coming from it. looks like it might have storage area above it too. i like the house, just enough room for one or two people to share.

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  6. BethanyBethany says: 3466 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    I want to love this house back to life. The photos, taken on a cloudy day in an empty house, make it seem sad but I know it could be full of beauty and life again!

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12216 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Wow. Serves me right for now researching this one but who’d thought a murder took place here?

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      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12216 comments
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        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        Surely that’s not the same freezer?! They take that as evidence…right?

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        • Sue S. says: 274 comments

          Wow, interesting yet chilling article. I mean, who keeps a loaded crossbow just lying around? I would think the murder would make the house a tough sell, perhaps hence the low price.

          The freezer in question may or may not have been taken as evidence; I would guess probably not. If the body was in it, there was not much question as to the freezer’s purpose and no real advantage in taking it into evidence. Whether it was “the” freezer or not, I’d sure as heck get rid of it. And probably have a pastor bless the house, too!

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        • jeklstudio says: 1053 comments

          You will not believe this, but as I scrolled through the photos and came to the freezer, I thought, Eww, creepy. Looks like one someone would put a body in…
          I’m not kidding, it was my first thought. Wow. It’s way too cute a house for something like this. It’s charming (or could be with a little clean up). It also looks deceptively larger than 1200 sq.ft. at least from the outside.

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        • GoddessOdd says: 358 comments

          I have looked at these photos twice, and I don’t see a freezer in any of them. I see a fridge with a washer and dryer next to it, but no freezer. Have I missed something?

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        • Janet Vodder says: 156 comments

          What a darling house! The murder does creep me out though!

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    • Michelle says: 17 comments

      Oh wow, what a story! Still a cute house, but so sad.

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    • Cora says: 2074 comments

      Oh yikes…what a sad story though.

      Well, that explains the amazing price.

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  7. Sandra says: 296 comments

    The exterior is so well proportioned it looks much larger than a 12xx sq ft 2 bedroom house.

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  8. John Nevitt says: 104 comments

    I wouldn’t care if it was possessed by the Devil for that price. I’d have my priest on speed dial saying “Not today, Satan. Not today”.

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  9. Michael Mackin says: 2959 comments

    Sad story but a darling house with a great exterior. It has great curb appeal and looks in good shape.

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  10. LisaLou says: 99 comments

    Photos taken in the articles I read of the murder and the house, shows the house as being well kept up, bushes trimmed and yard nice and tidy. I think I would have a priest come in and bless the house, have all the stuff inside , esp. that freezer, taken out and gotten rid of and start off new. Gosh, the more I think about it, the harder it might be for me to ever live in that house, if I had the chance!

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  11. dreamin'bout'oldhouse ownership ~Colleen~ says: 1049 comments

    Ok first when I read the body was in the house for months, I though “oh dear, don’t know that I could handle that” and I first thought when I read body found in house and his age, I felt so sorry that he had no family and died no one knowing, then Kelly you researched and I’m like what????? What a sad sad story, and I for one would want to give this house a happier new beginning. Freezer outta there! And yes I too would want the house blessed. I feel so bad for tha man to have his own son do something like this, so very sad.
    It’s a cute house that needs happier times.

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  12. Jerry Fisher says: 18 comments

    Wow!

    After picking myself up off the floor at the price of this charming house, the next thought to occur to me was that the owner had likely been elderly and possibly passed away at home. Looking through the photos tended to reinforce my hunch about the previous owner being elderly as the house looks the way a house usually does when it is occupied by someone of an advanced age. There is very little updating and much of the bones of the house has been left unmolested. That is unusual for a house that has had younger owners.

    I wondered why a freezer would be included in the list of photos as that is usually overlooked or removed by the photographer. Freezers don’t make good impressions when trying to sell a house anyway.

    Then to read those two links left me surprised that my hunch had been a bit on the right side. I can’t rationally explain all my hunches, but it is eerie how spot on I was in a general way. I don’t know the laws in Hannibal, MO, but many places have a “blighted” law that requires the disclosure of a death or other distasteful things, like a meth lab or other criminal activities.

    Just the same, that is a wonderful little house and it just needs the right person to breathe new life into it while preserving it’s character. A brighter, era-appropriate paint palette would work wonders for this diamond in the rough. It wouldn’t be out of place in the background of movies like Pollyanna or Meet Me in St. Louis!

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12216 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      I thought about not allowing his personal FB page but…it puts a face to this story.

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      • dreamin'bout'oldhouse ownership ~Colleen~ says: 1049 comments

        He was such a good looking old gentleman, and apparently loved facebook, how sad. I wish I could buy this house and make it a happy home in honor of him.

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        • Sue S. says: 274 comments

          He was a handsome man; the Mark Twain reference is right!

          Perhaps the freezer was seized as evidence but once a case has been disposed of in the court system, evidence is usually returned unless it’s something dangerous like drugs.

          Honestly? One would be hard-pressed to find an old or historic house that did NOT have a death occur in it. Several to many is more like it. After we bought our current house I discovered that a previous elderly owner died here, of old age. He had family and was not alone or forgotten, and it doesn’t bother me.

          Good point about states having laws that require disclosure of death or meth labs, etc. I believe our state (MT) requires disclosure of actual known hazards such as meth labs, but not of something that has no physical bearing on the house, such as a murder or suicide. Interesting topic.

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  13. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12216 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    This home has got to be a catalog plan home. I think I’ve seen this design somewhere. I’ve looked through a few different ones of the period but didn’t see any. The build date given was an estimate by me, maybe someone can find who might have designed this home.

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    • JimHJimH says: 5382 comments
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      Your 1895 date is pretty close – the neighborhood barely existed on the 1890 Sanborn map, and the house appeared on the next map in 1898. Maybe John S. recognizes the design.

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  14. Lori says: 106 comments

    Sad story, but just imagine the exterior being painted in multiple happy colors and the interior freshened up? It is a sweet house and should be given a new family! Hope someone buys it rather than letting it fall into ruins!

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  15. Diane says: 569 comments

    Haven’t been to Hannibal in a long time but imagine it’s still a beautiful quant town full of history and lore. I agree most old homes have had deaths in them because seldom did people go to hospitals or nursing homes to die. And many families had generations living together. Even though this was a particularly awful story, the home is only a structure and quite a little beauty at that. Some people it will bother and others it won’t. Hope it’s given a chance to be a beauty and a home again.

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  16. Jerry Fisher says: 18 comments

    That is simply wonderful on so many levels. I wish more people had your sentiment and outlook. The world might be a better place.

    I agree about the former owner Bud. I doubt he’d have an issue with new people moving in and breathing new life into his former home. If anything I get the sense he’d be happy to share his home with nice people.

    I really hope his home is purchased. I read an unrelated article from the local paper stating that Hannibal has a problem with numerous abandoned properties. It seems that the majority are of vintage stock.

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  17. GoddessOdd says: 358 comments

    Thanks Jerry, that’s a lovely thing to say.

    When I look at the photo of Bud, I see a warm and friendly face, and I hope whoever buys the house takes it with open heart and mind.

    If I were to buy this house, I would hang a very nice portrait of Bud somewhere prominent, because he should always be welcome in his home.

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  18. Lucinda says: 249 comments

    Does this home have an upstairs? What is the brick ….looks like on the back of the house?

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  19. LUCINDA HOWARD says: 249 comments

    Realtor says there is an unfinished up stairs. Forgetting the murder (if you can) this house is adorable for 21,000.

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