1900 Hotel/Masonic Lodge – Blanchard, IA

Added to OHD on 7/23/18   -   Last OHD Update: 7/28/20   -   18 Comments
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2 Main St, Blanchard, IA 51630

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  • $55,000
  • 2 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 3200 Sq Ft
  • 0.38 Ac.
One of a kind property! This building was built as a hotel in 1900 and around 1925 was purchased by a Masonic Lodge. More recently was a restaurant and then a single family home with LOTS of ROOM! Large kitchen, master with large walk in closet. The entire 2nd floor is open for you to design as you please! You could open a Bed and Breakfast! The end of the Wabash Trace is just a short ride to the west!
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Kimberly Walker, McIntyre Real Estate
(712) 246-1072
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18 Comments on 1900 Hotel/Masonic Lodge – Blanchard, IA

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12134 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Check out the aerial view, linked up top under the address. If the map is correct, the home/property has a toe in Missouri.

    • TomasczTomascz says: 111 comments

      Looks like they bent the border to bisect the hotel?

    • Curiouser George says: 140 comments

      Based on street level Google Maps, the state line marker (2nd Street where the asphalt and concrete meet) is actually a bit further south than indicated on the aerial view, and this probably means that the property is not dissected.

      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12134 comments

        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        I checked Bing aerial and the state line doesn’t go through the home. I do wonder what happens when a home is half and half between states how taxes work.

  2. coolbee says: 3 comments

    yay! thanks so much for posting the home i submitted! i’m in love with the ceilings and the “door to nowhere” (i get kind of excited when i find those~)

  3. Ron G says: 161 comments

    Anybody up for a challenge? This one may take a real vision.

  4. Randy C says: 426 comments

    Would love to see a historical picture. Based on the stucco on the front, I assume there was once some sort of porch? I do like the embossed ceiling and leaded windows in that one room. Agree it would take some imagination to figure out how to reclaim this, but I sure hope someone does. As a side note, wonder how the property taxes work when your home is actually in 2 states?

  5. BethanyBethany says: 3450 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    Since it seems obvious that there was a porch/balcony that is now missing, a historic photo would be particularly great!

  6. Woeisme says: 153 comments

    do you pay taxes in both states?

  7. PaulPaul says: 110 comments
    Arlington, VA

    Talk about small town living. Population of Blanchard, IA in 2010 was 38 residents. You could get to know everyone.

  8. Curiouser George says: 140 comments

    One aspect that I absolutely find enticing is the Wabash Trace trail just a few yards away. It’s a rails-to-trails conversion that stretches from Blanchard to Council Bluffs, which is about 65 miles away. According to web information, the route northwards is slightly downhill and this would make it ideal for bike riders, endurance runners, overnight hikers, etc. This property really lends itself to restoration as a seasonal B&B, and catering to an active, out-doorsy crowd.

    • Sharon says: 10 comments

      Thank you for that info! My Dad grew up an hour from here, and My Mom in Council Bluffs, all my relatives are still in Council Bluffs area.

  9. Sharon says: 10 comments

    Ohhh Love this, My Dads old property and where my Grandparents lived is an hour from here. His house is too far gone to restore and my brother has ownership of it but its just been sitting empty since the 60s. Its in another little town population 40 like this place. If anyone knows anymore history on it or about the area please chime in, this one is tempting to want to investigate further for me!

  10. Chris schulze says: 22 comments

    I love it. If a person had, lets say $60K to spend on an attempt to create maybe 4 ‘rooms’ upstairs for a BnB, where would one start? Additionally, could an acceptable porch be done for around $15k?

  11. kathy stokes-phillips says: 178 comments

    thats so weird, on 2 states, bet at one time it was totally in iowa?

  12. AmyBeeAmyBee says: 828 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1859 Mod Vern Greek Revival
    Lockport, NY

    SOLD 9/26/2018 (Zillow).

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