1869 – Hays, KS

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2704 Woodrow Ct, Hays, KS 67601

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  • $120,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 1995 Sq Ft
This is your opportunity to own a piece of local history! 2704 Woodrow Ct is believed to be the oldest personal residence in the city of Hays. The work has been started to create a beautiful, unique place to call home. Call Tami Norris at 785-432-3545 for your personal showing.
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12 Comments on 1869 – Hays, KS

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12624 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I’d love to know what the original owner/builder was like, who they were. Maybe someone will find something. I’ve been reading too many pioneer books, I’m imagining them living in a log or sod house, the wife forever sweeping her dirt floor. The feeling of comfort in such a luxurious home compared to their shack must have been something.

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      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 1106 comments
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        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        Cool, thank you! If only I were semi-rich and could move to Kansas! I would buy this sight unseen!

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      • DianeEG says: 586 comments

        Certainly an interesting read, with lots of research and common sense. Don’t we all wish someone would have taken the time and effort for every old home? Having that sense of history might help new owners be more thoughtful prior to making changes.

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      • JimHJimH says: 5662 comments
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        Great old place that was there long before the street and neighborhood. The video is a nice intro to historic preservation, like the older guy saying “People like old buildings – to remind you we’ve been here a little while.”

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        • jeklstudiojeklstudio says: 1065 comments
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          1947 Ranch
          OR

          Jim H, are the coverings/roofs over the porches original, do you think? It’s a fine, fine old house.

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          • JimHJimH says: 5662 comments
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            The old illustration (in the article CJohn posted) shows there was a flat-roofed porch facing south, which is the right side of the house from the street now. It looks like the original dormers survived. The front porch and garage are from the 1960’s. In aerial shots before that there was just a small south entry porch, when the house was surrounded by fields with a dirt drive where the street is now. Old house – new context.

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  2. Joe says: 773 comments

    I am surprised to find that I love the look of the walls where they have knocked off the plaster and left the old bare wood lath exposed. One can see through to the masonry behind it. It just looks right in this house.

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    • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 1080 comments
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      It looks like vandalism to me! The builder of this house, whose role in local history is supposedly honored, would no doubt be unhappy with the raw, crude and deconstructed look the house has recently acquired. It took a lot of work and effort to bring refinement to this area when the house was built; I don’t understand why that is not more appreciated. The formerly enclosed stairwell was a part of the house’s history – enclosed stairs were important in the past as they helped to retain heat where it was needed. This aspect of the history of the house is now gone, as are other features which survived until relatively recently.

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  3. SueSue says: 542 comments
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    1802 Cape
    ME

    What a great video. I wonder why the designer didn’t finish? I kind of wish that the ’60’s hadn’t visited and that we could see it as it was built. Still such a wonderful home.

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  4. Kyle says: 6 comments

    I actually really like it almost as-is, it kinda reminds me of the “Clubhouse” from the Lost Girl series.

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    • Zann says: 511 comments

      I’m with you all the way.

      There is something undeniably cool about the inside of this house, and I don’t think I would change much at all.

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