c. 1903 Queen Anne – Sikeston, MO

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427 S. Kingshighway, Sikeston, MO 63801

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  • $135,900
  • 4 Bed
  • 2.75 Bath
  • 3020 Sq Ft
  • 0.48 Ac.
Great Location on Kings Highway, near shops, restaurants, and close to downtown Sikeston. This property is zoned C-3 and can be used as a residence or business or combined. A historic home that has been updated in many areas, but still has the charm throughout! Clean, well maintained and move in ready! You won't want to pass up the Cypress Walls, ORIGINAL shiplap walls and wood floors with oak trim and doors. High ceilings with 4 large bedrooms and 3 spacious bathrooms. Priced to SELL you can easily make this house your home or business for years to come!!
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Lisa Russell, Silverthorn Realty
573-380-5905 / Lisa.russell80@yahoo.com
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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11874 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Thanks to the agent for sharing her listing with us.

    This home was actually on the site years ago, JimH shared with us some info he found about the original owner (it was also discussed the home is probably older than 1903.)

    JimH: “This house was built for a local farmer and bank VP named James Murray Klein who moved into town when his children entered school. His obituary said he was one of southeastern Missouri’s most progressive farmers and noted “he took an interest in flowers and other beautification of his home grounds, which were a veritable showplace throughout the summer.” The Kleins lived here until their deaths in 1949 and 1956, and the house was owned by their daughter for years after.”

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    • JimHJimH says: 5104 comments
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      Rites For Mrs. Klein
      In a crypt of the Sikeston Mausoleum this afternoon was placed the body of one of Sikeston’s most gracious and loveliest women, Mrs. Margaret Klein, widow of the late James M. Klein, of 427 South Kingshighway. Mrs. Klein died of a heart ailment at the Delta Community Hospital at 7:50 Saturday evening after a short illness. The quality of this good woman’s character was reflected in the beauty of her flowering home garden, one of the city’s show places. Funeral services were conducted at 2 o’clock this afternoon at the Welsh Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Richard Suren, assistant pastor of St. Francis Xavier church.
      Mrs. Klein, the former Miss Margaret McMullin, was born December 12, 1868, on the McMullin homestead north of Sikeston. She was the daughter of the late James and Aspiza McMullin and a descendant of a pioneer Missouri family from whom the McMullin community takes its name. As a girl Miss McMullin attended the Hunter public school, north of Sikeston, and later the St. Vincent school for girls at Cape Girardeau. On March 22, 1893, she was married to James Murray Klein, who for many years engaged extensively in farming in New Madrid county. For approximately ten years the family lived on farm lands south of Sikeston before building and occupying their new home on South Kingshighway in this city, where they continued to reside.
      Sikeston Daily Standard – Monday, April 16, 1956

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  2. Robinjn says: 240 comments

    THANK YOU to the listing agent for showing some of the fine details. So often those are overlooked, yet they are what gives the home its charm. When I saw the closet under the stairs I couldn’t help but think, “Ooo! Harry Potter’s room!”

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  3. Tommy Q says: 442 comments

    That is a fine house. So great to see the interior wood trim in order.

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  4. MikeMike says: 368 comments
    1886 Queen Anne Victorian
    IL

    Sikeston is a nice town, home to an annual rodeo, as well as the famous Lambert’s Café, Home of the “Throwed Rolls” 🙂 https://throwedrolls.com/ I really like this home, maybe because it is very similar to mine. It’s on a big level corner lot, and while some of the homes around it have converted to commercial use, there are still a lot of nice older homes. I personally will be glad when the fascination with ship-lap is over, but to each his own. It is great that so much of the woodwork has survived without being cut up or painted.

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  5. Randy C says: 426 comments

    I do like that the original woodwork is intact, although I would have to strip the painted parts. As well, I have absolutely no affinity for ship-lap, but I could sheet rock that. I did notice a couple of really nice original light fixtures too. Overall, a very attractive home.

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  6. peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1064 comments
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    1885 Italianate.
    MI

    This is the cleanest house I’ve seen in awhile. 🙂 I love it a lot!

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  7. TGrantTGrant says: 880 comments
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    New Orleans, LA

    From the looks of the bare shiplap it appears that this is one of those houses that had no plaster, instead having muslin or cheesecloth type fabric tacked to the walls and then sized for wallpaper. Well cared for and really digging that mailbox.

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  8. Mike S says: 10 comments

    I grew up in Sikeston Mo and know this area and home very well. If the house were on “north” Kingshighway instead of “south” Kingshighway it would be selling for a lot more. The south side…especially the area behind this home, is not one of the better areas of Sikeston, however the area seems to be improving instead of going down. My parents knew the Kleins and the McMullin family..always heard good things about the family. This house is located on a somewhat busy street with commercial properties nearby, but it’s a great house with original features. I remember, as a child, watching the annual Cotton Carnival Parade that went down Kingshighway. Great memories of a great childhood growing up in a small Midwestern town. Thanks for posting this!

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  9. Paolo says: 21 comments

    Handsome woodwork and a beautiful porch. A gracious home.

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  10. Cheryl says: 5 comments

    Looks like a Youngstown kitchen. Love it!

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  11. Mike S says: 10 comments

    I grew up there and moved away at age 26… during my time growing up, I can only remember one trimmer. My sisters and brother, and two of my children still live there. no problem with earthquakes. Yes, you are not far from the New Madrid fault but due to the nature of being a small town , when there is a trimer, there is very little, if any, damage.

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  12. Cindy Belanger says: 259 comments

    Beautiful home, I especially like the staircase, nice fireplace and woodwork also. Definitely worth the money.

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  13. abevy says: 310 comments

    Very nice exterior I wish it was out of town. Love the kitchen and stairway too. I like the shiplap. e

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  14. John Shiflet says: 5356 comments

    Looks like all that is needed for this house is a new owner with their own decorating ideas. Some rooms are like a blank canvas waiting for someone’s creative touch. If someone wanted to, they could also add colors to the exterior to bring back even more of the Victorian era ambience. The four bedroom home seems reasonably priced. I really like the staircase with its distinctive stick and ball balustrade. Even the original twist-style door bell remains. The house has great potential and is just waiting for someone with the creativity to bring it all out.

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    • goddessodd says: 325 comments

      Thanks for always being a font of architectural knowledge, John. A question for you… what exterior colors would be appropriate for a home in 1903? My grandparents had a home built by my grandad in 1900 or 1901, and the only color I can remember are dark green shutters, but they might have been painted much later. I have no photos of the house when it was new, but photos show dark shutters in the 1940s.

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  15. Mike S says: 10 comments

    Check out the other two listings on Zillow that are just a couple of houses up and down from this property: 407 S Kingshighway and 515 S Kingshighway. Both are nice historic homes at great prices.

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  16. Mike S says: 10 comments

    FYI…forgot to add…Sikeston Missouri is located at the intersection of Instates 55 and 57 between St Louis and Memphis. St Louis is 2 hours north and Memphis is 2 hours south.

  17. Jim Holmes says: 5 comments

    JimH, thank you so much for the announcement covering Mrs. Klein’s passing. Considering that such a grand lady she was, I think it very fitting that she would pass away on the day my late brother was born. He was quite the grand gentleman himself. And also another coincidence, your first name and last initial are the same as mine. I consider myself honored, and blessed as well.

  18. AmyBeeAmyBee says: 700 comments

    SOLD 2/1/2019 (Zillow).

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