c. 1888 – Danville, VA

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Added to OHD on 4/19/18   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   13 Comments
Off Market / Archived
National Register

838 Green St, Danville, VA

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  • $74,120
  • 4 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 3706 Sq Ft
  • 0.14 Ac.
Constructed before 1888, the house began its life with a center hall plan. A dining room and kitchen were added almost immediately. A two story ell with lower roofline was added later, probably in the 1920s or 1930s, with the house divided into upper and lower flats. An external entrance to the second floor was created at that time and the internal stairs removed from the center hall. A new internal stairway was added perhaps 20 years ago.

This fixer could now go in either direction. Though draft architectural plans call for a five bedroom, four bath home with library or study, it could as easily be a three bedroom, one bath flat down and a two bedroom two bath flat up — each with living, dining, and kitchen.

The home is located immediately across from Doyle Thomas / Green Street Park.

This property is located in the Old West End (OWE) National Historic District. One of five National Register districts in Danville, Virginia, the OWE boasts the finest and most concentrated collection of Victorian and Edwardian architecture anywhere in the Commonwealth. But it’s not just the architecture. Located adjacent to our city’s flourishing downtown River District, the Old West End is a community of friendly people with a passion for preservation and restoration. Make your home in our welcoming neighborhood and our just-right city. Come join us.
Contact Information
Paul Liepe
434-227-9900 / info@oldwestendva.com
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13 Comments on c. 1888 – Danville, VA

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  1. Woeisme says: 142 comments

    I’m a sucker for internal wired wall sconces. These however are outside fixtures. You can easily replace them with something fabulous. I would also put a rail on the upper porch (after reinforcing the deck). Loads of potential.

  2. BethsterBethster says: 890 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1927 Spanish Revival
    Richmond, VA

    There seem to be a lot of old houses for sale in Danville! I should go visit there sometime. My mother (and my grandparents) lived there when she was young. I wish I knew what their address was.

  3. Elaine says: 95 comments

    Methinks that with a house that is 3700 Sq ft, we need pictures of more than 2 rooms!

  4. Wade Clark says: 27 comments

    This whole town should be on Old House Dreams! Click the link above the pictures, possibly dozens of homes, all historic and for sale, most very cheap!

  5. AbMellyAbMelly says: 44 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1920 Craftsman

    I love all these old houses in Danville! My husband’s sister lives an hour away. I wonder if he would take the bait….

  6. cyberc says: 99 comments

    I loved the 1st few houses featured on this street. They are really revitalization the area – THANK YOU! My favorite is still the Onion house down the street but this is really cute too. I just wish the “zoning GODS” would get on board and keep the zoning residential and not rental or commercial. Sometimes I wanted to reach out and shake some common sense into the zoning Gods. These gems are sometimes forgotten and poor zoning choices make it hard for these homes to be loved. Thank goodness Danville seems to have good caretakers of historical homes.

  7. abevy says: 332 comments

    Interesting. I agree why are there not more pictures? Exterior paint is very nice. Wish we could have seen more of exterior of the house also.

  8. Arlan Arnsten says: 1 comments

    Well. I found this home as I was researching my grandparents’ history. Turns out this home was in my family for a few decades back in the teens, twenties and thirties. I hope to go visit it one day and that the current owner will allow me a tour. Amazing what you find when you do a little Googling!


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