1885 – Glen Elder, KS – $214,700

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Added to OHD on 10/11/18   -   Last OHD Update: 10/10/18   -   9 Comments
341 N Hobart St, Glen Elder, KS 67446

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Beautiful Victorian home on 5 acres at Glen Elder Lake in North Central Kansas. This spacious home features tons of original wood work, tall ceilings and modern amenities. There is a 80' x 40' garage/barn with excellent horse facilities, a work shop and plenty of covered parking. There is also a 12' x 74' building with heat/AC that was formerly a dog kennel.
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9 Comments on 1885 – Glen Elder, KS – $214,700

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  1. peeweebcpeeweebc says: 762 comments
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    1885 Italianate.

    Sheesh this is nice. Not sure I’d live in tornado alley but, wow.

    • RossRoss says: 2353 comments
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      1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
      Emporia, KS

      I have lived in Kansas for 22 years.

      Never seen a tornado.

      This house was built 133-years ago.

      It’s still standing.

      • ddbacker says: 367 comments
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        1971 Uninspired split-level
        Prairie Village, KS

        What Ross said, me too – 30+ years. Not that I would want to see one….

      • CoraCora says: 1825 comments
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        Clinton, TN


        Ross is right. I lived in KS for 35 years. I saw some tornadoes, but the reality is, the large, really damaging storms are quite rare, and those are the only kind of tornadoes the rest of the country hears about.

        Most tornadoes do not make it to the ground, and if they do, they are usually small storms and strike in the vast rural areas of the state, damaging nothing.

        I’ve been in TN for 13 years, and honestly, I miss the vigorous spring and summer thunderstorms Kansas offers up every year.

        I predict this lovely home will be standing strong long after all of us are gone.

  2. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4540 comments
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    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    Nice period home here made even nicer with the outbuildings and five acre lot although it is stretched out on a long strip of land. The interior appears to retain a fair number of period details including stained glass windows and an intricate fretwork spandrel. As for tornadoes, they do occur more in some states like Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas, but these days also appear in places not commonly associated with twisters. I’ve seen a few tornadoes here in Texas but not one was in my direct path. Decades or even a century or longer may pass before one touches down near enough to do direct damage. Big F-4’s or F-5’s are comparatively rare, thankfully. Best to have a below ground storm shelter if there’s a major worry about severe weather in any locale under consideration for your next home.

  3. Laura Sevigny says: 3 comments

    Does anyone know what that large body of water is, on the end of the lot… opposite to the house end? I have always looked an hour or so inland from the Pacific to the Atlantic oceans. If there is a large enough water source, for my 3 dogs & I to enjoy, I would SERIOUSLY consider THIS house!!! The dogs & I need (want!!!), a huge body of water to take longggg walks & put our toes/paws in. THANKSπŸ•Š

    • Jerry Allen says: 2 comments

      Laura – the lake is Wanconda Lake, also known as Glen Elder Reservoir. It has 12,586 water acres and 13,000 land acres around the lake. Plenty of room for you and the dogs and their friends.

  4. Laura Sevigny says: 3 comments

    Jerry- THANKS!!!
    By the way… there are fewer & fewer areas here in CA, that allow dogs in the water. (Off leash laws) Since you know a LOT about this HUGE body of water… do you by chance know if dogs off leash, as long as they instantly obey voice commands & do not bite… are my 3 dogs allowed to play freely in the water, possibly next to humans besides me?πŸ•Š

    • Nick Rhodes says: 1 comments

      Dogs are not an issue around this area. Central Kansas is the location…this house is at Glen Elder Reservoir (aka Waconda Lake…a Pawnee name for the great mineral spring that was located where the lake is now). The property is located approximately 30 minutes south of the geographical center of the contiguous United States.

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