1891 – Jerseyville, IL

Details below are from February 2018, sold status has not been verified.
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Added to OHD on 2/13/18   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   44 Comments
Off Market / Archived

104 S State St, Jerseyville, IL 62052

  • $155,000
  • 2 Bed
  • 1.5 Bath
  • 4600 Sq Ft
Enjoy loft apartment living on the second floor with almost 2000 square feet of space. Triple arched windows face the historic neighborhood. Original brick accent living room area. Dining room with chandelier, custom wainscoting, and pocket doors.The kitchen, and living room, remain for the new owner to finish. Skylights, kitchen and upstairs foyer. Two bedrooms with beautiful wood work and door facings. Bath with large tiled shower, 2 person jetted tub, new tile flooring, stained glass window. Updated 200 amp electrical service, upstairs laundry, a new gas tank less hot water heater to supply the new shower As a bonus. the 1st floor commercial location, contains approx. 2600 sq ft, beautiful wood booths, with marble soda fountain counter, antique shelving, bottles, and pharmacy items. Designed space for kitchen, dish washing, rest rooms, building with front and rear entry for easy parking access. Red Tag price till 2/15, 175,000
Contact Information
Alvin Wilkinson, Wooff Realtors,
855-297-5358 / 618 580-8969

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44 Comments on 1891 – Jerseyville, IL

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12121 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Thanks to the owner for sharing this one with us. It’s fantastic!!

  2. Laurie W. says: 1704 comments

    Trip down memory lane! Rexall Drugs, fabulous cash register, and the bathroom floor upstairs, yow!

  3. Van says: 37 comments

    This would make for a nice life. Live upstairs and run your own sandwich and soda fountain. It’s hard to imagine how this could look anymore like a time warp. Id go for it.

  4. Rick H. Veal says: 44 comments

    I have a brass cash register very nearly like the one pictured – mine has the brass coin shelf and ‘Amount Purchased’ top sign – that came out of the local Ben Franklin Dime Store. Mine and likely the one pictured is an NCR Model 47, manufactured in May 1899. I use mine for a piggy bank 🙂

  5. BethanyBethany says: 3448 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    I can’t believe how affordable all this is (excepting IL taxes). What a fantasy life I could live here!

  6. Kandi Entringer says: 67 comments

    Oh man! I just had a major flashback! My grandparents lived for years over a store in small town Iowa. It was neat and us kids loved it. Even the cash register looks way familiar!

  7. Randy C says: 428 comments

    How fun. Once when I was about 12, I rode my bike to our downtown Rexall Drug Store and bought my mother a box of Russell Stover candy for Valentines Day with my allowance. It was years before I understood why I’d made her cry!

    I didn’t know any of these existed any longer. Not sure what I’d do with it, but I want it!!!!

  8. Derek says: 30 comments

    This is amazing, like a time capsule. I would buy it just for the store. The apartment above it is a bonus.

  9. CoraCora says: 2059 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    I’m seriously trying to figure out how mad my husband would be if I just bought this without telling him first…

    My God this is wonderful.

  10. RosewaterRosewater says: 7110 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Bet those are “Luxfer Prism” glass square tile panels in the storefront transom. They are mighty collectible; and VERY collectible if they are the FLLW for Luxfer designed panels. If that is a South facing front, and they had a GOOD cleaning, that store would EXPLODE with light in low winter sun. COOL!


    • David Wiseheart says: 13 comments

      Yes they are Luxfer glass. They were covered up for years so they have been protected and are in great shape. Yes it is amazing how they do throw the light toward the back of the shop in the morning. I do have some that does carry some of Frank Lloyd Wright’s desings

  11. Bethster says: 827 comments

    Holy cow, I love those booths! And the soda fountain! The apartment has some nice features, too, though I’d want to make a few changes here and there. The funny thing is that when I read the description of the bathroom, I was so sure I would hate it—and it’s my favorite room upstairs! It was clearly redone by someone with an appreciation for maintaining an old style. And the stained glass window makes it really special.

  12. Gregory K. Hubbard says: 455 comments

    This is a handsome town, with a great deal going for it. It might benefit from a ‘Main Street Program,’ as created by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It’s an astoundingly successful national program that helps older commercial districts preserve their identities, re-establish their ‘market share,’ and fight off the damaging effects of regional shopping facilities and internet sales.
    The local historical society house looks really exciting.

    • David Wiseheart says: 13 comments

      We are talking with Main Street. Due to state budget issues The Illinois chapter had been shuttered. Thanks to privet funds Illinois Main Street was relaunched this year. A group of downtown business owners have been meeting with Jerseyville’s Economic Development director. Some changes have already begun but with a big new development coming to town with the possibility of 1000+ new jobs, We’re really hoping for a rebirth of downtown.

  13. Jerry says: 33 comments

    This is exactly what I have been looking for since I was 18 years old. Now I’ve found it and I’m too old to pursue my dream.☹️

  14. Glenn Hahn says: 55 comments

    I had to double check that the photos were recent, I thought I was looking at historical photos…wow what a great time capsule property…

  15. Jennifer Wiebler says: 140 comments

    Simply and utterly adorable. I love both the market and the home above. I hope the seller finds someone with imagination who will love it and be prosperous as well.

    • David Wiseheart says: 13 comments

      I hope so too. I have put so much of myself into every little detail. All I need is someone to take it to the next step

  16. Noel says: 1 comments

    this makes me want to pack up and move there immediately – my dream…love the idea of re-opening and living above!

    • Anita says: 3 comments

      Ditto, ditto, ditto. I am drooling over this store and apartment. Exactly my dream – just can’t move to IL right now. Sigh…

  17. Dennis says: 25 comments

    I’ve lived in Jerseyville all my life. This was a pharmacy until just a few years ago. When the new owners purchased it they found during renovation the T.W. Kirby window glass that had been behind the old facade for decades. This “main” street through Jerseyville is full of old buildings from the 1880’s. After years of decline the downtown is experiencing a “renaissance” with old stores and shops being converted into small-venue clubs, restaurants, specialty shops, etc. Lots of civic pride with an annual Christmas festival and county fair parade. Our town has a population of about 8000 and is less than 1-hour from downtown St. Louis.

  18. Zann says: 520 comments

    I really, really, really hope someone from OHD buys this one. It needs to be in the family.

    This would be buying a home and starting your own business all at once. Talk about living the ultimate dream….

    • David Wiseheart says: 13 comments

      Zann that would be awesome because I know if someone from OHD did buy it they would finish it and treat it right. Right now I have it listed for $175,000 which includes 95% of the collectibles. If someone from OHD buys it I’ll knock off another $10,000

  19. maralyn diPiazza says: 3 comments

    I want this!

  20. 67drake67drake says: 284 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1993, hey I’m still looking! Boring
    Iowa County , WI

    Hands down the coolest listing I’ve seen in awhile! I remember as a kid sitting at the counter at my local Rexall and always trying to decide if I wanted a Red River or a Green River. I can’t even remember what they tasted like,but I remember the names. If I was lucky I’d have enough money left over to buy a comic book on the way out. I DO still have all my old comic books though.

  21. Mike says: 68 comments

    I can’t thank/commend/praise the owners enough for their stewardship of such a fantastic place. If my life weren’t tied to my current location I would definitely be considering moving here.

  22. Shirley Klepac says: 5 comments

    Fascinating..But what would you do with the store??

  23. My mom grew up in Brookfield, IL in a place just like this her relatives lived in several of these in the same town each with their own businesses. She loved it !

  24. Kristin says: 8 comments

    David, it’s beautiful. Just wow!

  25. Theresa says: 9 comments

    Just stunning… I would love to own this. The workmanship looks impeccable. Love everything about this property… everything.

  26. Leila says: 20 comments

    Wow! What a beautiful building…I would love to live in such an amazing find

  27. says: 1 comments


    What in incredible building!!!!!!

    I just left you a voice message and my wife and I are very interested in talking with you about Kirby’s.

    You’ve done an amazing job. We’re really excited. And we’re right in your backyard in St. Louis.

  28. nancy Hanle says: 31 comments

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank You!

  29. john feuchtenberger says: 83 comments

    Be still, my heart. Here’s another, less grand, but authentic, in my neighboring village of Bramwell, WV: https://www.facebook.com/bramwellcornershop/


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