September 1, 2017: Link Exchange & Discussion 09/01/2017 111 Added to OHD on 9/1/17 - Last OHD Update: 9/30/19 - 111 Comments Click here to jump to comment box. 111 Comments on September 1, 2017: Link Exchange & Discussion OHD does not represent homes on this site. Contact the agent listed for details including current price and status. Kelly, OHD says: 11732 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 09/01/2017 at 8:06 pm Thanks to all the Patreon and PayPal donators this week! You’ve all amazed me beyond belief with your support, I’m still a bit in shock at how many of you were able to donate (many more than listed, those wished to remain private.) I really cannot say thanks enough. For PayPal donators that come in over the weekend, I’ll be emailing you about next weeks shout-out. Patrons I’ll email you too although it’ll be the Friday after Oct. 1st when that shout-out is (Patrons are billed on the 1st no matter when they’ve signed up.) Just to clarify, I’m still an Amazon Affiliate but not for their CPM program. I can still make a percentage off the books I show you each Friday or through the bookstore (if you click on the book links and then go shopping on Amazon, I get a percentage of what you buy, very small but every bit helps.) I know, why am I still doing business for Amazon after what happened? I still like Amazon! It’s just the decision makers in their CPM department that are knuckleheads. 😀 I am looking into another book affiliate program but today is still Amazon. As for today’s book…this one is a must buy if you’ve got a house with wood windows or about to buy a house with wood windows. Don’t replace your wood windows with vinyl! Restore them! This book teaches you everything you need to know to restore your windows. It uses illustrations and b/w photos to guide you. (My particular copy was sent to me by the author but he has no knowledge of me mentioning this book to you and I’m making no money from the publisher by doing so, although I will make something if you purchase it through the Amazon link above.) Today’s old house photo, other than what is written on the front, no idea about the people. Is that all I needed to say? Monday I may not be posting. We are FINALLY getting around to ripping up our office carpet and replacing it! I don’t know if we’ll be done by then, you’ll know we are if I post something. 😀 Have a superb holiday weekend! 🙂 -Kelly Log in to Reply Cora says: 2030 comments OHD Supporter & Moderator Clinton, TN 09/01/2017 at 9:02 pm That BIG list of donators makes my heart happy. I’m saying thank you to the donors as well…the donations keep this site running – and that’s what we all want. Let’s make the list even bigger next month, friends – let’s fund OHD for another year so Kelly doesn’t have to worry! Consider it a present to yourself. 🙂 1 Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11732 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 09/01/2017 at 9:09 pm It does mine too! The emails people have sent me, it’s been fun conversing with everyone. Log in to Reply Ross says: 2524 comments 09/01/2017 at 10:33 pm Kelly, Save America’s Windows convinced me to restore the windows in my 1894 house. Great book. Log in to Reply Sue says: 1160 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 09/02/2017 at 2:19 pm “Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Bless everyone that has given. Log in to Reply tess says: 312 comments 09/05/2017 at 2:07 pm Today’s old house may be in WI. Just guessing and you may have seen this site already. 🙂 http://www.deforesthistory.org/collections.htm Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11732 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 09/05/2017 at 8:24 pm Yeah I poked around on their site but didn’t see many photos of area homes. Log in to Reply John Leeke says: 1 comments 05/09/2018 at 12:10 am Book of the week. Cool Beans! Thanks Kelly. –John Leeke Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11732 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 09/01/2017 at 8:11 pm Oh, I don’t think the people pictured were the historical society of the day. I assume the postcard either belonged to them at one point or someone just wrote it on there. It is an old postcard, not a recent one or reprint. Log in to Reply Cathy F. says: 2196 comments 09/01/2017 at 10:27 pm Lol, because I was thinking, “The boys were part of the historical society?” Then, “Even the dog?!?” ? Kelly – Hoping this week was a much better one for you than last week was! Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 884 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 09/01/2017 at 11:02 pm Yes, much better because of everyone here! Log in to Reply IlexJo says: 6 comments 09/01/2017 at 8:44 pm http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/51-Saw-Mill-Rd_Meredith_NY_13753_M44161-02459#photo75 Love this home. Thanks to all who share. Log in to Reply Cathy F. says: 2196 comments 09/01/2017 at 10:39 pm I like this one, esp. its exterior and its sunporches. The countryside is very pretty, but… this house is just off Rte. 28, between Oneonta & Delhi, & that portion of 28 is quite hilly & full of curves. You just get up to 55 mph, & have to slow down for yet another curve sort of thing. ? Log in to Reply Anne M. says: 708 comments 09/02/2017 at 10:07 am This is a really great house. So much character and beauty, inside & out. (I did have a good laugh over the realtor’s description “Grand-Dam” indeed!) Log in to Reply Sue says: 1160 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 09/02/2017 at 3:00 pm I love this house. It just exudes “summer home”. I can just see vases of wildflowers all through the house and linens on the line. I am assuming that it comes with a trailer and a cottage too? The realtor doesn’t speak of them but they are included in the photos. I wonder if you could buy some of the land surrounding the home? Seems like a very nice property for the price. Log in to Reply JeSouth says: 38 comments 09/01/2017 at 8:57 pm Here’s a really nice 1918 Craftsman(?) in Greenville, Michigan. Look for the old phone on the wall of the kitchen! http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/313-S-Irving-St_Greenville_MI_48838_M46904-04738#photo0 And, a 1870 Queen Ann Victorian in Ionia, Michigan with a really nice stairway. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/216-E-Main-St_Ionia_MI_48846_M41815-86810 Log in to Reply Cathy F. says: 2196 comments 09/01/2017 at 10:43 pm Agree, the stairway pic (#14) of the second house is so pretty! Log in to Reply jeklstudio says: 1122 comments OHD Supporter 1947 Ranch OR 09/02/2017 at 4:50 pm First house JeSouth is really lovely. Outstanding curb appeal and I liked everything about it (with the exception of the bathrooms). Log in to Reply peeweebc says: 1036 comments OHD Supporter 1885 Italianate. MI 09/03/2017 at 7:38 pm The Queen Ann is around the corner from us, the gold trim is beautiful, the shingle house to the west of it is our neighbor, the house is ginormous! One of my very favorite in the neighborhood. Thanks for posting. Log in to Reply Bethany says: 3324 comments OHD Supporter 1983 White elephant Escondido, CA 09/01/2017 at 9:01 pm For once a historic home in my hometown of Wheaton, IL is being saved (due to private people, no thanks to the city). Here’s a cool article about the relocation of this historic brick home. http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170828/mansion-on-the-move-in-wheaton-x2014-at-3-mph Log in to Reply Cora says: 2030 comments OHD Supporter & Moderator Clinton, TN 09/01/2017 at 9:15 pm Wow. Isn’t that amazing! Moving a 10,000 sq ft house. Just incredible. Such a great story, too! Wonderful that it’s being saved. Log in to Reply Sue says: 1160 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 09/02/2017 at 3:05 pm That is just amazing. Log in to Reply Bethster says: 934 comments 09/04/2017 at 7:13 pm That’s great! It’s sad about the circumstances in general, but at least this house was saved. Log in to Reply Cora says: 2030 comments OHD Supporter & Moderator Clinton, TN 09/01/2017 at 9:40 pm This is so pretty! How did I miss it? 1018 N Market St, Wichita, KS 67214 $159,900 Beds: 6, Baths: 6, Sqft: 3,611 http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/77334525_zpid Log in to Reply Michael Mackin says: 2044 comments 09/02/2017 at 12:38 am Wow! That is an amazing house. The price is even harder to believe. Great find Cora! Log in to Reply Marie says: 227 comments 09/02/2017 at 12:41 pm The kitchen stove and sink really help make that kitchen. Love the breadboard, too. Log in to Reply Sue says: 1160 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 09/02/2017 at 3:20 pm Wow, what an incredible place that is. I wasn’t expecting that grand staircase. Log in to Reply RonnieH says: 80 comments 09/01/2017 at 10:52 pm 1896 home in Medford, Oregon. Listed for $225,000, an INCREASE of $30,000 from just three days ago! I stopped by yesterday and checked it out. It is pretty neat, except for the nonexistent backyard and no garage (there’s a small pull out spot for maybe one vehicle). It literally has a neighbors driveway within just a few feet of the back of the house. https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Medford-OR/48338974_zpid/5891_rid/1700-1925_built/42.461713,-122.552147,42.149914,-123.135796_rect/10_zm/? Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 884 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 09/01/2017 at 11:07 pm I almost posted this one yesterday then read what the one of the previous owners did. I’m on my phone so maybe someone will search the address, look for a news article, maybe 1998, don’t remember. I can’t say if his crimes took place in that house but I just couldn’t post it after reading the article. His death on the front porch didn’t factor into that decision. Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 884 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 09/01/2017 at 11:10 pm http://www.mailtribune.com/article/19991210/news/312109993 1999. Log in to Reply Tina Reuwsaat says: 55 comments 09/02/2017 at 10:55 am Hi Kelley, Sad to say, this sort of crime is shockingly common. After working at a domestic violence shelter, I was appalled at the frequency of child molestation and incest cases. It’s not just Medford, it’s nationwide. Even as a former Curator of the So OR Historical Society, I was unaware of the history until now. But for someone who does know, the house may always be tainted by that and the suicide. Perhaps it is best if we sometimes don’t know too much about our old houses. Mine is known for the tragic loss of children in the family down through the years, including one of my own. But in spite of that it has an aura of peacefulness, not sadness. I guess the atmosphere is what we can add to it, and if we can move beyond the past. I hope this house has a chance to be happy again. Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 884 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 09/02/2017 at 11:17 am I was a kid and went through something so there’s that feeling of what the kids may have gone through when I read about it, puts a darkness over the house, although it’s not clear if anything took place in the house. I’m sure it’s happened in some of the homes I’ve posted but since there is no way to know which, it’s not something I think about. Log in to Reply Tina Reuwsaat says: 55 comments 09/02/2017 at 11:27 am I’m sorry that happened Kelly. No child should suffer. Sending you some light through the darkness. Hugs. Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11732 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 09/02/2017 at 11:39 am Thanks. It’s not something I dwell on but when the subject comes up, just feel a certain disgust about it. Log in to Reply Sue says: 1160 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 09/02/2017 at 3:10 pm I was one of those kids that grew up knowing abuse. I just couldn’t live in a home that had known all that suffering. It would be like reliving it myself. Log in to Reply jeklstudio says: 1122 comments OHD Supporter 1947 Ranch OR 09/02/2017 at 5:01 pm A ridiculously inadequate ‘sentence’ handed down to him for molestation. Yet you see similar sentences even now. What’s the matter with judges? A few measly days and some community service? Log in to Reply Eric Unhinged says: 842 comments 09/03/2017 at 11:20 am What’s the matter with judges, you ask? Watch this 55 minute video from 1994 and it will be crystal clear to you. The quality of this duplicated video is a little rough, but it needs to be seen. So please bear with the so-so quality for an hour if you want answers. This has been going on for a long, long, time and is only getting worse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AY-F5JoHoho Log in to Reply Cora says: 2030 comments OHD Supporter & Moderator Clinton, TN 09/01/2017 at 11:01 pm 1896. Sweet. 45 Western Ter, Oxford, PA 19363 $290,000 Beds: 4, Baths: 3, Sqft: 3,299 http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/9138282_zpid/ Log in to Reply Lindsay G says: 582 comments 09/01/2017 at 11:20 pm Victorian built in 1865. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/11-Lodge-Dr-Greenwood-Lake-NY-10925/31868219_zpid/?fromHomePage=true Home built in 1891. Interior adorned with 100 year old wooden walls, flooring and furnishing. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/410-W-Mason-St-Polo-IL-61064/91393504_zpid/?fromHomePage=true Somewhat pricey craftsman. Year built unknown. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1421-San-Antonio-Ave-Alameda-CA-94501/24861843_zpid/ Federal style home built in 1790. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1500-Hambrooks-Blvd-Cambridge-MD-21613/36820684_zpid/?fromHomePage=true Shingled craftsman built in 1900. Located in San Francisco so you know it’s going to be expensive but I say worth the price! https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2636-Union-St-San-Francisco-CA-94123/15080440_zpid/ Log in to Reply GeoffreyPS says: 104 comments 09/02/2017 at 4:27 am Wow, what a view at the San Francisco home. And can you still call the fireplace an inglenook when it is that large? Log in to Reply Marie says: 227 comments 09/02/2017 at 1:00 pm The domed structure you see in one of the views in the SF Craftsman is the Palace of Fine Arts built for the Panama Pacific Exhibition in 1915. The island you see in one of the other views is Alcatraz prison. It’s now a tourist destination. Log in to Reply JimH says: 4869 comments OHD Supporter 09/02/2017 at 10:37 pm Thx Lindsay! The Alameda house was designed by architect A.W. Pattiani (actually German with a made-up name) for attorney George T. Wright, who moved in by 1900 from the house next door. The earlier house was by the same architect a decade or so earlier, and was recently restored to its original Queen Anne look. https://goo.gl/maps/7qr38PUJh2L2 http://www.alameda-preservation.org/programs/preservation-awards/table/1417-san-antonio/ Log in to Reply Lindsay G says: 582 comments 09/01/2017 at 11:31 pm Small craftsman built in 1912. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1419-Mound-St-Alameda-CA-94501/24856915_zpid/ Victorian built in 1915. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/311-Mill-St-Cambridge-MD-21613/36817286_zpid/ Another Victorian. This one built in 1899. Not feeling that exterior color scheme though. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/815-N-Weber-St-Colorado-Springs-CO-80903/13606789_zpid/ Brick home built in 1889. Be prepared to look sideways at some of the pictures. And I’m sorry, I can’t help myself, I ADORE that circus-themed nursery! That’s just so clever. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/506-Wabash-Ave-Kansas-City-MO-64124/2281829_zpid/ Log in to Reply Daughter of George says: 989 comments OHD Supporter 1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco 09/02/2017 at 3:21 am Lindsey, thanks for pointing out the “circus” nursery in the 1889 Kansas City house. I’ve wanted to do a faux-tent ceiling for years — especially in a bathroom. This house’s tented ceiling is perfectly, professionally done. Very inspiring! Log in to Reply CharlesB says: 481 comments 09/02/2017 at 7:52 am Palliser, Palliser & Co: High end vs. ‘budget quality:’ Rockville, CT was one of those New England industrial boomtowns of the Victorian era where the Palliser brothers designed houses for the mill owners as well as the mill workers: http://www.historichomesinct.com/details.php?mls=N10238401 http://historicbuildingsct.com/?p=1256 Fifteen miles to the northeast was the textile-manufacturing town of Stafford Springs, where we find this standard issue ‘Model Towered Cottage’ (where the builder, however, took a few liberties with the tower roof): http://www.historichomesinct.com/details.php?mls=G10238375 Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11732 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 09/02/2017 at 8:02 am Thanks CharlesB for the comparison. The Stafford Springs home looks like the same design as this one that was torn down a while back: https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2013/06/27/1898-stick-victorian-milledgeville-il-palliser/ Log in to Reply CharlesB says: 481 comments 09/02/2017 at 8:35 am Both the Milledgeville and Stafford Springs houses are upgrades of the plan book design accompanying the Illinois listing–they are a full two stories in height as opposed to the story-and-a-half with that bonk-your head-on-the-bedroom-ceiling defect–probably the difference between a $950 and $1025 cost back in the day. There are all kinds of variations on a theme such as this that you find in the actual executions of Palliser plans. Log in to Reply CharlesB says: 481 comments 09/04/2017 at 7:03 pm Here’s a different ‘custom adaptation’ of that same basic plan: http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1643-W-Water-St_Elmira_NY_14905_M48080-33144 Log in to Reply JimH says: 4869 comments OHD Supporter 09/02/2017 at 12:07 pm CharlesB, awesome Palliser in CT! StreetView and an old photo of the Rockville house with its Palliser neighbor: https://goo.gl/maps/rYjwPcyU6r42 https://books.google.com/books?id=kOkttjNuGBcC&pg=PA64 Zillow photos show it’s not totally trashed inside – hard to beat $40k with owner rehab financing! https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/12-Ellington-Ave-Vernon-CT-06066/60102442_zpid/ Log in to Reply RobynMe says: 116 comments 1907 George F. Barber Hamlet, NC 09/02/2017 at 4:00 pm My problem is the $7,348 in taxes. *sigh* Otherwise, this would be on my list of “Can I manage to restore *this* one?” Log in to Reply KathySE says: 18 comments 09/02/2017 at 9:32 am 1897 Walla Walla Washington – The mural in the dining room is fantastic. As for the living room, I would never have thought to contrast the red and yellow like that. Love the double crown mouldings. It is interesting how they have one color cabinets on the bottom and another on top in the laundry room. Great tin ceilings in some rooms and lots of other interesting details, as well as a newel post staircase lamp. Tiffany lamps too. https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Walla-Walla-WA/fsba,fsbo,cmsn_lt/mmm_pt/house_type/91575099_zpid/48310_rid/priced_sort/46.364462,-117.784424,45.877102,-118.722382_rect/9_zm/ Log in to Reply Tina Reuwsaat says: 55 comments 09/02/2017 at 11:11 am What a beauty! Wish I needed to live in the middle of Washington. And a great bat lamp from Rejuvenation in Portland! I have three of another company’s reproductions of bronze and art glass bat lamps here at Darkwing Manor, love them all! https://www.rejuvenation.com/catalog/products/sunset Log in to Reply Kerry says: 2 comments 09/02/2017 at 12:22 pm I drive past this house every day and marvel at how it hasn’t been submitted here. It’s an 1847 build: https://www.trulia.com/property/1046618696-1010-Main-St-Chatham-MA-02633 Log in to Reply John Shiflet says: 5397 comments 09/02/2017 at 12:22 pm Folks often ask why old house real estate in the Northeast is priced so low? This realtor dot com article provides some insight behind the region’s bargain prices: http://www.realtor.com/news/trends/3-reasons-many-americans-getting-hell-northeast?cid=soc_fy18editorial_20170902_73868867&adbid=10155893964977871&adbpl=fb&adbpr=35368227870 Of course, old houses in major northeastern cities like NYC or Boston can still be costly, but especially in the smaller towns, old house bargains are frequently found in abundance. Log in to Reply Laurie W. says: 1771 comments 09/03/2017 at 3:57 pm The high cost of living — especially the high taxes — drove us from CT, John, among those millions. It simply made no sense to part with the chunk of change we did every year. My brother complains that his taxes in VT on 16 acres are $9K — but we paid that for 1.5 acres 15 yrs ago in Norwalk CT! I miss winter, living in the south, and am sad over and over that old houses and woods & pastures are lost to development here. The pressures on space are unceasing. It is, however, nice to be able to do a few things we couldn’t afford in the Northeast. Log in to Reply Scott Cunningham says: 390 comments 09/08/2017 at 8:40 am The simple reason is there are better places to live. Cheaper, warmer, less government intrusion, etc…. Its a high tax, high regulation, anti-business climate. I grew up in the NE (Central NY), but after I left at 18, I haven’t looked back. I still have a family cabin in CNY that I enjoy going to, but every summer visit just drives home the points made in this article. I remember being in the gym one day in Kansas, and one of those “NY is such a great business state!!” ads came on (paid for with Superstorm Sandy federal relief money BTW….). I’m standing there thinking “Any business that would willingly move to NY, when it had options elsewhere would be crazy”…. Some guy standing next to me says out loud “Who are they kidding? Is that ad serious?” I have no idea who he was, but that the fact that the mere idea of businesses willingly relocating to NY being preposterous goes to show the level of the problem NY has created for itself. Since its so anti-business, there simply are no jobs (outside of a few islands of prosperity). I think its gotten to the point that close to 80-90% of the college graduates relocate out of state in some areas. No region can withstand a brain drain like that. The exodus of people (especially the ones who tend to have higher paying jobs), means that the talent pool in most parts of the region is rather shallow. Yet another reason that businesses steer clear. In the end its no jobs, no prosperity, and more people leaving than moving in. That creates a glut of houses (many old and beautiful). Log in to Reply John Shiflet says: 5397 comments 09/08/2017 at 11:43 am Hi Scott, I have no reason to doubt the facts you presented about the Northeast. But if these negative conditions are present, what is the region’s future outlook? Why can Indiana be such a low (property) tax state while New York and some other nearby states (NJ, CT, MA) are so much higher? Worded another way, where does all the tax money go? Surely, wages for state government employees are not that much higher in the Northeast. I’ve read that in many states there’s the thorny issue of pension funding for Govt. retirees. It seems either the pension funds collected were inadequate or they were “borrowed” by the state for other funding purposes. I have no solutions to offer as the issues are long term without any easy solutions. As I have mentioned many times in the past, small town America is endangered because of structural changes in our economy benefiting the big cities at the expense of smaller communities. I do hope that those who can still afford to live in higher tax regions can somehow preserve the surviving stock of great old houses remaining there. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Log in to Reply Cathy F. says: 2196 comments 09/02/2017 at 12:43 pm 1930 center hall colonial revival, nice residential neighborhood. Neat foyer tiled floor, and a few other niceties. And a screened porch. Not grand or anything, but I’d be perfectly happy with it. Plus, I could even afford it. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/15-Ferris-Ave-Utica-NY-13501/31575584_zpid/ Log in to Reply Anne M. says: 708 comments 09/02/2017 at 2:02 pm 1830 on the Massachusetts South Shore: https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Cohasset-MA/pmf,pf_pt/57435695_zpid/42070_rid/6m_days/1720-1935_built/globalrelevanceex_sort/42.288992,-70.704575,42.179942,-70.937005_rect/11_zm/ A mix of styles in this 1892, looks mostly Arts & Craft, price is great: https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/pmf,pf_pt/56141134_zpid/6m_days/1720-1935_built/globalrelevanceex_sort/42.645576,-72.189446,42.537144,-72.421875_rect/11_zm/2_p/ 1806 Cape recently renovated with many original features intact, floor boards are amazing: https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Norfolk-MA/57483661_zpid/9039_rid/6m_days/1720-1935_built/globalrelevanceex_sort/42.170274,-71.214753,42.061528,-71.447182_rect/11_zm/ Log in to Reply Cathy F. says: 2196 comments 09/04/2017 at 3:19 pm I like the last house, the old, yet modernized to an extent, Cape. It looks crisp and clean, yet has plenty of charm left. Its exterior – other than the dry stone wall – doesn’t do much for me. But I like the interior quite a lot despite – or maybe because of? – the updates. Log in to Reply Cora says: 2030 comments OHD Supporter & Moderator Clinton, TN 09/02/2017 at 2:35 pm Very Victorian: 1021 N Main St, Columbia, MS 39429 $249,000 Beds: 4, Baths: 3, Sqft: — http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/111310689_zpid 706 N Eufaula Ave, Eufaula, AL 36027 $399,000 Beds: 4, Baths: 4.5, Sqft: 5,500 http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/109260791_zpid/ Log in to Reply Mike says: 66 comments 09/02/2017 at 2:42 pm This is something special from 1957 in the Sauganash neighborhood of Chicago. https://www.redfin.com/IL/Chicago/6282-Kolmar-Ave-60646/home/13515500 This was the home of Charles & Marion Hohmeier. Charles owned a lumber and millwork company, and in 1962 built a full-size playhouse in the basement for his kids as a Christmas present. The last photo shows the interior of the playhouse. Log in to Reply jeklstudio says: 1122 comments OHD Supporter 1947 Ranch OR 09/02/2017 at 5:10 pm Phenomenal home! Love it, love it, love it. Beautiful in every way, and don’t I wish I’d been a kid living there with such a place to play!? Log in to Reply Hoyt Clagwell says: 256 comments 09/03/2017 at 2:50 pm That’s a gorgeous house. Other than putting better mid-century chairs around what must be the original trapezoidal table and swapping out the ceiling fan, I wouldn’t change a thing in that amazing kitchen. It even still has the original GE wall mounted refrigerator, which besides being cool as hell, is ideally located in regards to the work triangle–keep cooking staples and produce in that one, and use the freestanding refrigerator for beverages and storage. The playhouse–I don’t know what I’d do with it, but it’s charming. Rent it out to a roommate? Airbnb it? Look at the ceiling above the playhouse–cast concrete. This house was built like a bunker! That is one of the rare basement wet bars that could actually get regular use. It’s beautifully designed and centrally located within the house. Is that terrazzo in the entry hall? The plan shows there’s a sauna, which I would use almost daily if I had one. The mid-century style shrubs around the house are great, and I actually really like that the big back yard is just a lawn because it’s a blank slate where I could design and build proper gardens with mid-century and Japanese influences. Log in to Reply Bethster says: 934 comments 09/04/2017 at 9:19 pm Do you all think those recessed lights in the ceilings are all original? I have developed a raging dislike of those because I see them in so many “stunning renovations” these days. I don’t doubt that recessed lights were used in some ’50s houses; I just wonder if the number and placement of these is typical of the ’50s. (I’m not as familiar with Mid-Century homes as I am with earlier styles.) Log in to Reply Cora says: 2030 comments OHD Supporter & Moderator Clinton, TN 09/02/2017 at 2:49 pm Here’s a cute little pink house in GA: 93 Main St, GEORGETOWN, GA 39854 $159,900 Beds: 2, Baths: 2.5, Sqft: 2,250 http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/105359965_zpid/ Log in to Reply eanselmo says: 1 comments 09/02/2017 at 2:56 pm Former garage and workshop turned stunning open concept home. Property includes 2 homes on a double lot in New Ulm, Minnesota. Rich history and many original features. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1016-S-Minnesota-St-New-Ulm-MN-56073/106625240_zpid/?fromHomePage=true https://eanselmo5775.wixsite.com/windhorn Thank you! Log in to Reply RobynMe says: 116 comments 1907 George F. Barber Hamlet, NC 09/02/2017 at 4:14 pm Very red and a lot to undo, but the windows aren’t white, there are some exposed beams and the 2nd bathroom looks to have matching green tub, sink and toilet. 🙂 https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/8-Storrs-St-Ware-MA-01082/57027850_zpid/ Looks like this was totally redone in the 70’s, but a few upstairs windows still have nice trim. Photo #28 in the attic – are those old linoleum rugs? https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/21-Gilead-St-Adams-MA-01220/56796966_zpid/ Log in to Reply RobynMe says: 116 comments 1907 George F. Barber Hamlet, NC 09/02/2017 at 4:59 pm If anyone is interested in NW PA – [please delete if cross-posting is bad] Circa had this one @$80K that would look stunning in period paint colors: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/113-Innis-St-Oil-City-PA-16301/78768671_zpid/ Which had me looking at the stained glass, pool and *unpainted* woodwork in this $125K house: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/123-W-2nd-St-Oil-City-PA-16301/78770966_zpid/ And for an even more $25K budget friendly home with (I saw) 3 mantels (and possible original mosaic tile on the wall in the bathroom?) https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/404-W-1st-St-Oil-City-PA-16301/93739356_zpid/ Log in to Reply John Shiflet says: 5397 comments 09/04/2017 at 1:08 pm I believe the Innis Street house in Oil City has been on the market for years at various price levels including less than the current asking price. The West 2nd St. house seems like a phenomenal value for the price-of course, some folks love in-ground pools and others do not. I like the Gothic style fence in front as well as the period looking colors on the house. The towered Queen Anne style house on West 1st in Oil City has potential in my opinion. In most places, houses under $30,000 will not buy you much and certainly not a house of this size. Take off the cement-asbestos shingles, put back some original features and you would have a very nice period home. Invest the overall cost of a starter home in this house and you could have something truly wonderful. The only concern is location. Northwestern Pennsylvania has long been a region of economic weakness as the oil that provided the wealth for the fine homes stated to play out by the early 1900’s. Whatever industry that was in the region also has faded away over the years. Oil City, Titusville, and Franklin have had similar fates but have retained many of their nice period homes from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Winters can be harsh and roads tricky when ice and snow are present. Still, if maximum value or a limited budget is a top concern, this region’s towns offer great old house buys for the money. Thanks for sharing. Log in to Reply JimH says: 4869 comments OHD Supporter 09/02/2017 at 9:21 pm The Holy Name of Jesus church in the Wilbur section of Kingston NY. A bit pricey but it’s quite nice and has a great story. The parishioners of this area mostly worked at the bluestone works and in the brickyards, and were served by a small Catholic mission. When time came to build a proper church in 1884 there were limited funds, so with donated materials they built it themselves. https://www.villagegreenrealty.com/listing/21-fitch-street-kingston-ny-12401-20173647/ Log in to Reply JimH says: 4869 comments OHD Supporter 09/02/2017 at 10:54 pm Here’s an expensive but sorta great lakehouse near NYC that needs some period touches: http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/11-Lodge-Dr_Greenwood-Lake_NY_10925_M48286-78354 Log in to Reply Anne M. says: 708 comments 09/03/2017 at 7:28 pm This is a great house – love that main room & the front stair case/windows. Log in to Reply says: 3 comments 09/03/2017 at 11:46 am We drove by this property yesterday. Just passing it made me want to go back and sit on the porch and enjoy the view. http://www.illinoishometown.com/d/46/19671-us-hwy-54-rockport-illinois.html Log in to Reply Melissa says: 247 comments 09/03/2017 at 11:56 am If you like CT’s northwest corner https://www.214sawyerhill.com Log in to Reply CharlestonJohn says: 1046 comments 09/03/2017 at 8:26 pm Here’s another old SC Lowcountry plantation for sale with a bunch of property and old rice fields along the river. I’m not sure about dates and details of the houses included, but the real prize here is Pompion Hill Chapel, a wonderful example of Georgian architecture applied to small “chapel of ease” constructed to serve rural areas too far from traditional churches. I’ve heard people pronounce the name “Punkin Hill” and Huger is pronounced Huge-e showing the influence of the French Huguenots that settled much of this area. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/553-Longwood-Ln-Huger-SC-29450/10829492_zpid/ http://www.sciway.net/sc-photos/berkeley-county/pompion-hill-chapel.html Log in to Reply Victoria says: 135 comments 09/03/2017 at 11:28 pm CharlestonJohn – the chapel alone for the SC Lowcountry plantation is worth preserving. I spotted at least one champion live oak on this incredibly lovely property. Log in to Reply Cora says: 2030 comments OHD Supporter & Moderator Clinton, TN 09/03/2017 at 9:23 pm $4900! Has some great original features, looks totally restorable! 717 W Exchange St, Akron, OH 44302 $4,900 Beds: 4, Baths: 1, Sqft: 1,734 http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/35450027_zpid/ Log in to Reply Cora says: 2030 comments OHD Supporter & Moderator Clinton, TN 09/03/2017 at 10:22 pm ByMore Ohio pretties: 4136 Tallmadge Rd, Rootstown, OH 44272 $299,900 Beds: 5, Baths: 2, Sqft: 3,125 http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/35172165_zpid/ Go ahead…Look inside. Amazing: 408 King St, Ravenna, OH 44266 $79,000 Beds: 3, Baths: 2, Sqft: 1,546 http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/35170314_zpid/ Adorable: 93 May Ct, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022 $229,900 Beds: 3, Baths: 2, Sqft: 1,226 http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/58567223_zpid Best kitchen cabinets: 145 Cleveland St, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022 $367,700 Beds: 5, Baths: 3, Sqft: 2,650 http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/58566638_zpid/ Check out the historical photo in the listing, you can see the house in the upper left corner. Very distinctive! 3 W Summit St, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022 $560,000 Beds: 4, Baths: 2, Sqft: 2,840 http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/58566543_zpid/ Log in to Reply Bethster says: 934 comments 09/04/2017 at 9:25 pm I like that last house! I’ve never heard of Chagrin Falls, but it sounds like a great place to say you live! Log in to Reply RT says: 110 comments 09/03/2017 at 10:33 pm I quite like how they’ve redone this old horse barn. New Paltz, NY https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3-Forest-Glen-Rd-New-Paltz-NY-12561/84114522_zpid/ Another restored stone house this week. Rosendale, NY https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/2092972161_zpid/7_days/globalrelevanceex_sort/41.862593,-73.990002,41.75076,-74.174538_rect/12_zm/2_p/0_mmm/ Not a ton of interior pictures, but it feels like they’ve blended modern in well. Pomfret, VT. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1710-Wild-Apple-Pomfret-VT-05067/2092916628_zpid/ I don’t remember what this place used to be. Lots of possible uses. I’d bet there’s wood under all that carpet. Binghamton, NY. https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Binghamton-NY/2140478515_zpid/264393_rid/14_days/globalrelevanceex_sort/42.128497,-75.860081,42.072838,-75.952349_rect/13_zm/0_mmm/ Log in to Reply RT says: 110 comments 09/04/2017 at 7:59 am New Paltz, NY: https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/pmf,pf_pt/32863916_zpid/14_days/globalrelevanceex_sort/41.862466,-74.02957,41.780209,-74.142179_rect/12_zm/ Warwick, NY: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/262-Pine-Island-Tpke-Warwick-NY-10990/31864945_zpid/ Log in to Reply Cathy F. says: 2196 comments 09/04/2017 at 3:07 pm Both nice houses, although I like the one in New Paltz better. On the other hand, the Warwick one’s swimming & garden pools are cool. I went to college at SUNY New Paltz – a nice village with oldest street with a bunch of original houses – Huguenot Street. Besides this house being on the Wallkill River (“kill” part is a reference to a river or stream), New Paltz is also near the scenic Hudson River and Shawagunk Mtns, yet close enough to NYC (about 70 miles) for day trips. Log in to Reply Cathy F. says: 2196 comments 09/04/2017 at 10:50 pm BTW, if I were to live in the New Paltz house, the first thing I’d do would be to install – period-appropriate, if possible – stair rails!! Log in to Reply Tina Reuwsaat says: 55 comments 09/04/2017 at 11:28 am Speaking of old house windows.. I am an advocate for saving the originals if possible. FYI, here is an article just published by This Old House on the latest in fiberglass windows. https://www.thisoldhouse.com/ideas/all-about-fiberglass-windows Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 5614 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 09/04/2017 at 9:21 pm Oh good lord….. That show jumped the shark 10 years ago. Instead of being a show that inspires and guides DIY’ers in the processes of “restoring and preserving” an old house, it has long since turned into a show about rich yuppies paying out the nose to gut them out and install fancy new gizmos. I was over it when they did away with Fats Waller – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tjnz0LPGy84 🙂 Log in to Reply Cora says: 2030 comments OHD Supporter & Moderator Clinton, TN 09/04/2017 at 5:25 pm Couple of West Virginia beauties. One farmhouse, one fancy house: 207 Ringer Ave, Terra Alta, WV 26764 $40,000 Beds: 3, Baths: 2, Sqft: 2,137 http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/53204785_zpid/ 102 Aurora Ave, Terra Alta, WV 26764 $289,900 Beds: 7, Baths: 5, Sqft: 4,400 http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/53204807_zpid/ Log in to Reply Cora says: 2030 comments OHD Supporter & Moderator Clinton, TN 09/04/2017 at 7:37 pm Mansion, for not alot of $$$: 1634 SW Plass Ave, Topeka, KS 66604 $200,000 Beds: 4, Baths: 3, Sqft: 3,893 http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/77466160_zpid Log in to Reply Cora says: 2030 comments OHD Supporter & Moderator Clinton, TN 09/04/2017 at 9:20 pm And a southern beauty in Savannah, TN: 130 College St, Savannah, TN 38372 $169,000 Beds: 5, Baths: 2, Sqft: — http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/41436768_zpid/ Log in to Reply Bethster says: 934 comments 09/04/2017 at 9:39 pm Has this Youngstown, Ohio, house been posted before? It’s possible I missed it. It’s a 1925 French Eclectic (according to the listing), and it’s listed as contingent now. I mainly wanted to post it because of the wonderful tile bath. Also because it seems like an amazing price, even for Ohio (especially since the taxes aren’t very high). http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/978-Ottawa-Dr_Youngstown_OH_44511_M49348-84456#photo21 Log in to Reply Scott Cunningham says: 390 comments 09/06/2017 at 9:30 am Wow!! What an incredible place!! And the price is half what I would expect Log in to Reply Cora says: 2030 comments OHD Supporter & Moderator Clinton, TN 09/04/2017 at 10:29 pm Can it be saved? Your address would be 0 (zero) First st.! A little old place in Bell Buckle: 0 First St, Bell Buckle, TN 37020 $16,500 Beds: 2, Baths: 1, Sqft: 900 http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2094853474_zpid/ Another Mansion. This one in VA: 229 Old Stage Rd, Chilhowie, VA 24319 $479,900 Beds: 4, Baths: 3, Sqft: 3,466 http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/108069033_zpid/ Log in to Reply Bethster says: 934 comments 09/05/2017 at 12:12 am Close to downtown Bell Buckle! Can’t beat that. The one in Chilhowie is more my speed, though. Log in to Reply Cora says: 2030 comments OHD Supporter & Moderator Clinton, TN 09/05/2017 at 1:22 am Adorable cottage, in good shape. $40.5k: 1212 N Main St, Evansville, IN 47711 $40,500 Beds: 3, Baths: 1, Sqft: 1,896 http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/124620873_zpid/ This old girl may be leaning a little on the outside, but her interior is still intact and quite surprising. You know then the name brand of the stove is “Detroit Jewel” – it’s been there a long time. 1431 Delmar Ave, Evansville, IN 47712 $34,900 Beds: 3, Baths: 1, Sqft: 1,668 http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/77080869_zpid/ Log in to Reply Nancy Dart says: 1 comments 09/05/2017 at 9:12 am 1812 Saltbox Cape with many original details and 2 acres of land, including stone walls and brook. Half a mile from wild and scenic Housatonic River fly fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and lake rights. Close to train to NY and all Berkshire arts events. Located in Sharon, CT but with West Cornwall address, this location offers social and local events in both towns. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/240-W-Cornwall-Rd-Sharon-CT-06069/57820316_zpid/?fullpage=true Log in to Reply Cora says: 2030 comments OHD Supporter & Moderator Clinton, TN 09/06/2017 at 1:29 am Insomnia browsing: 1010 Electric St, Scranton, PA 18509 $399,900 Beds: 6, Baths: 3, Sqft: 4,965 http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/9553721_zpid/ 754 Green Ridge St, Scranton, PA For Sale: $215,000 Beds: 4, Baths: 2, Sqft: 3,900 http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/9553560_zpid/ Log in to Reply says: 56 comments 09/06/2017 at 10:28 am I am a little late to the party this week, but still wanted to share a few homes! This one has had some rather weird updates, but still is beautiful https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/511-Buchanan-St-Ottawa-IL-61350/115661199_zpid/ Everything about this home is absolutely fantastic! http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/652-E-Peru-St_Princeton_IL_61356_M86277-00863#photo0 The interior is not going to wow you by any means, but the exterior is quite lovely. https://www.coldwellbanker.com/property/219-2ND-AVE-SE-DYERSVILLE-IA-52040/90593429/detail Log in to Reply JimH says: 4869 comments OHD Supporter 09/06/2017 at 11:21 am Depressing butler’s pantry update: Before: https://www.oldhousedreams.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/320-S-Richard-St-34.jpg After: https://photos.zillowstatic.com/p_f/ISuchmgbmqnt5r1000000000.jpg Log in to Reply Bethster says: 934 comments 09/07/2017 at 12:12 am Oh no! I wonder if they demoed the original pantry? I hope that at least they sold it…maybe a salvage place got it. I wouldn’t hold my breath, though. 🙁 Log in to Reply John Shiflet says: 5397 comments 09/06/2017 at 12:43 pm Early 1900’s “Free Classic” version here of the Queen Anne style in lovely Logansport, Indiana: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2103-North-St-Logansport-IN-46947/85140151_zpid/?fullpage=true The 1920’s date is at least 10 years off…more likely that the house dates from the 1905-1910 period. North street has a number of fine period homes and is near to everything in Logansport. Here’s some photos taken over the past several years in Logansport: https://www.flickr.com/photos/11236515@N05/albums/72157659861547599 Victorian Antiquities and Design (Paul W.) is based in in the 1884 Bergman Building in this picturesque town on the Eel River. Log in to Reply John Shiflet says: 5397 comments 09/06/2017 at 12:52 pm In Marion, Indiana, and priced under $20,000: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/917-W-4th-St-Marion-IN-46952/80726178_zpid/?fullpage=true Too much of a bargain not to share…certainly in the “good bones” category and with some TLC, could become a nice home again. Looks like its in a decent area in streetview: https://goo.gl/maps/jQQ2VETuij62 Log in to Reply BungalowGirl says: 148 comments 09/07/2017 at 11:16 am Had to share this adorable one in Brewster, NY. Not sure if it’s been shared before, but I find it so charming that I couldn’t resist. https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/91-Ballyhack-Rd_Brewster_NY_10509_M48506-46244 Log in to Reply Bethster says: 934 comments 09/07/2017 at 11:39 am That IS adorable! I would change the kitchen backsplash, maybe do something to the bathroom, but overall it’s irresistible. For a minute or two I thought, “Forget Virginia, I’m retiring to Brewster!” Then I saw the taxes: $10,368 a year. Oh well…. Log in to Reply John Shiflet says: 5397 comments 09/07/2017 at 12:30 pm Funny worded listing for this bargain late Victorian style house: “good bones, but no hide.” Sounds like it has been gutted inside: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/107-E-Carroll-St-Kentland-IN-47951/85625349_zpid/?fullpage=true Kentland, Indiana, is located in the far northwestern corner of Indiana near the Illinois border and a short drive from Chicago. The listing for this bargain $25,000 home also mentions unpainted woodwork and a need for replacement windows so its difficult to tell just how much has been changed and how many original details remain. Still, for the modest price, it might represent a good old house value. I took some photos in Kentland in recent years: (combined with nearby tiny Earl Park, IN) https://www.flickr.com/photos/11236515@N05/albums/72157629894166708 Log in to Reply Cora says: 2030 comments 09/07/2017 at 8:39 pm I hope whoever buys this gem doesn’t do much to it. I just love it. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/49984008_zpid/ Log in to Reply nightingale13 says: 40 comments OH 09/08/2017 at 7:31 am https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Carrollton-OH/2095392764_zpid/17320_rid/globalrelevanceex_sort/40.728006,-80.835,40.419769,-81.274453_rect/10_zm/3_p/ https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Carrollton-OH/2094853536_zpid/17320_rid/globalrelevanceex_sort/40.728006,-80.835,40.419769,-81.274453_rect/10_zm/3_p/ https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Salem-OH/33271324_zpid/16385_rid/globalrelevanceex_sort/41.046216,-80.642052,40.739453,-81.081505_rect/10_zm/2_p/ https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Hanoverton-OH/33257924_zpid/38883_rid/globalrelevanceex_sort/40.828358,-80.779553,40.674649,-80.99928_rect/11_zm/ https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Hanoverton-OH/33257928_zpid/38883_rid/globalrelevanceex_sort/40.828358,-80.779553,40.674649,-80.99928_rect/11_zm/ Log in to Reply nightingale13 says: 40 comments OH 09/08/2017 at 7:58 am https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/146-State-St,-Elkhart,-IN_rb/?fromHomePage=true&shouldFireSellPageImplicitClaimGA=false&fromHomePageTab=buy https://www.zillow.com/homes/806-River-Rd,-Fort-Plain,-NY_rb/ https://www.zillow.com/homes/-138-W-Orleans-St,-Paxton,-IL–_rb/ https://www.zillow.com/homes/-168-S-Mcgriff-St,-Whigham,-GA–_rb/ https://www.zillow.com/homes/104-Somerset-St,-Rumford,-ME_rb/ such a unique home: https://www.zillow.com/homes/413-S-Archer-St,-Henrietta,-TX_rb/ https://www.zillow.com/homes/305-S-Bloomington-St,-Streator,-IL_rb/ https://www.zillow.com/homes/848-Vine-St,-Poplar-Bluff,-MO_rb/ this house is not for sale, but it is an amazing home. I drove by not too long ago. It is going under renovation to be preserved by the town. It has an interesting story behind it as well. http://www.roanoke.com/life/famous-sidna-allen-house-getting-its-makeover/article_1ddfe305-6408-5ff9-a174-96bb880f4731.html Log in to Reply BungalowGirl says: 148 comments 09/08/2017 at 1:37 pm nightingale13, Thanks for sharing the article in the Roanoke Times about the Sidna Allen House in Hillsville, VA. I live not too far away in Martinsville (husband works in Roanoke), and I had not heard of this project! I may have to go check it out. It is so heart-warming and encouraging to see a small community care so much about its history that it would undertake such an ambitious project to save this wonderful home. Log in to Reply Lauren Reid says: 1 comments 09/08/2017 at 11:54 am http://www.sharonswafford.com/listing/148722147-150275592/111-n-cedar-st-winchester-tn-37398/ https://www.bedandbreakfast.com/innsforsale/tn-winchester-13481.html Log in to Reply John Shiflet says: 5397 comments 09/08/2017 at 12:18 pm Hi Nightingale, That is quite a collection of old houses. I had posted the Elkhart, IN Queen Anne a few weeks back as it appears to have potential. Thanks for re-posting as I feel it truly deserves a caring new owner. The Whigham, Georgia, house is an outstanding value with its 2.9 acres. Looks like it is sited near a waterway, another plus. I have visited Henrietta, Texas, many times. It was established in 1860 well before railroads arrived in the area in the early 1880’s when town lots were sold in nearby Wichita Falls. Henrietta grew very slowly (and remains a sleepy town of just over 3,000 today) while Wichita Falls grew rapidly (thanks to a regional oil boom in the teens and twenties) into a city of over 100,000. Surviving Victorian era homes are very rare in Wichita Falls (less than a half dozen by my informal count) while there are still some like this cottage remaining in Henrietta. It looks amazingly well preserved and with a proper Victorian exterior color scheme would look outstanding. Streator, IL (and Paxton, IL) both have great collections of Victorian era homes. This very reasonably priced towered Queen Anne style home in Streator has long been a personal favorite of mine: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/213-S-Park-St-Streator-IL-61364/115676294_zpid/?fullpage=true The Poplar Bluff, MO house has been on the market for some time but definitely has potential. The Sidna Allen House is a very lucky home to be rescued by the public. To me, it looks older than the claimed 1911 but without interior photos it is difficult to determine a more exact age. Queen Anne style houses of this form were being built in the late 1890’s until around 1910 but in the final years they were seldom so ornate on the exterior. Thanks for sharing this interesting collection of old houses spread out over a large geographical area. Log in to Reply Libby says: 4 comments 09/25/2017 at 9:49 pm http://spartanburgrealtors.com/property-details/245208/converse-heights/483-lucas-court-spartanburg-sc-29302/ Log in to Reply Comment Here Cancel reply Please Register or Login to post a comment. Registration is free. Think before you type! Keep comments a friendly place for each other, owners and agents. Comments that do not add value to the conversation in a positive manner will not be approved. Click here to read the comment rules, updated 1/12/20.Commenting means you've read and will abide by the comment rules. OHD does not represent this home. 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