1885 Queen Anne – Dixon, IL (D.S. Hopkins)

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Added to OHD on 8/10/18   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   12 Comments

522 N Galena Ave, Dixon, IL 61021

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  • $66,950
  • Foreclosure
  • 4 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2942 Sq Ft
Grand Victorian-style home with open staircase with original oak. Beautiful stained glass in foyer. Living room with wood burning fireplace, dining room, kitchen with pantry closet, main-floor bedroom and full bath. Upstairs you will find three more bedrooms and a 2nd full bath. Full walk-out basement. Detached two-car garage. This is a Fannie Mae HomePath property.
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Larry Holen, Pioneer Real Estate Services
(815) 703-7060
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12 Comments on 1885 Queen Anne – Dixon, IL (D.S. Hopkins)

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12580 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Lookie lookie, I see…ok, I can’t think of a rhyme.


    Edited to add, they are completely separate houses. ๐Ÿ˜€

    • JimHJimH says: 5634 comments
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      Certainly very similar if not identical. John Shiflet pointed out that these designs are from published planbooks of architect David S. Hopkins.
      It appears that the exterior was restored at some point before the house went into foreclosure. Sad but lovable and affordably fixable imo. Dixon is a decent town and there’s a park across the street.

      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5731 comments
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        1897 Queen Anne Colonial
        Cadiz, OH

        Thanks for the credit although others here have also made the Hopkins connection. My knowledge of the Grand Rapids architect remains sketchy. (just not enough free time for additional research) I feel privileged to have corresponded with the great-granddaughter of David Sprague Hopkins who in her spare time has been putting together a small book about her talented ancestor. I also appreciate the input and sharing of Hopkins images from Chris DiMattei who is an acknowledged scholar of George F. Barber’s work. (and published co-author of a book about the same) He encountered various materials about Hopkins while researching Barber’s work. Outside of the house plans by mail business, Barber and Hopkins had different design ideas although both changed with the times as architectural tastes changed. Both architects brought affordable, well designed houses to the public with Hopkins getting about a decade head start in the house plan business before Barber in the late 1870’s. I know of two other examples of this house design plan with one in Terre Haute, IN, and the other in Anderson, IN, but undoubtedly, there are at least several more around the country. (I do also recall another example in Mannington, WV that was featured here)

    • EyesOnYou1959EyesOnYou1959 says: 242 comments
      Lincoln, NE

      Seriously, Kelly? I guessYOU don’t have a DIRTY mind, lol!

  2. BethanyBethany says: 3459 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    This one makes my heart ache to move back to Illinois. I prefer it 100 times more than the renovated one you linked to.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 7549 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Totally agree Bethany. Much more fun to make your own (hopefully more period and style appropriate), choices than to live with or rip out someone else’s questionable “improvements”.

  3. MichaelMichael says: 3352 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    This one looks like it could use some love. It looks as if all the important parts are there though and the price seems very good!

  4. RosewaterRosewater says: 7549 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Great eye Michele! Thanks’ so much for posting this one last week in the share. IMO this has to be one of the very best deals on a rather nicely preserved house we’ve seen this year. You’re going to make a LOT of people jealous with this one; me included. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. says: 2 comments

    Ronald Reaganโ€™s boyhood home

    The Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home is the house located at 816 South Hennepin Avenue, Dixon, Illinois, in which the 40th President of the United States Ronald Reagan lived as a youth beginning in 1920.

  6. jimtownjimtown says: 79 comments
    1920-1970's farmhouse, midcentmod
    upmiusa, MI

    What a sweet and lovely face this house has and when I saw the back, I hoped that it never gets new siding.

  7. abevyabevy says: 298 comments
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    1857 victorian
    Applegate, MI

    Some nice woodwork. Like built in pantry cupboards. Floors look like they are in good shape. Good price.


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