c. 1900 Queen Anne – Xenia, IL

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502 Church St, Xenia, IL 62899

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  • $26,900
  • Foreclosure
  • 4 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 1871 Sq Ft
  • 0.38 Ac.
Marvelous woodworking inside and outside of this turn of the century Queen Anne home. Amazing detail work with original light fixtures, original fireplaces (3), original doors and hardware. It really takes you back in time. Needs updating and is priced accordingly. Don't wait this is an original, custom built home at a great price! All offers must be submitted by the buyer’s agent using the online offer management system. Access the system via the link below. A technology fee will apply to the buyer’s agent upon consummation of a sale.
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Charles Wagoner, Smith Realty Group
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27 Comments on c. 1900 Queen Anne – Xenia, IL

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  1. Michael Bathrick says: 45 comments

    Love it. Why so cheap? Foreclosure and updates don’t explain it.

    • GloriaH says: 81 comments

      The fact that this is a very rural area does explain the price. Looking at the areal view, there is an elementary school, but it looks like middle/high school must a distance. It can difficult to make a living in rural areas if they are not within commuting distance. City services can be slim. There are lots of beautiful old places all over the rural mid-west which are going for very little. There just aren’t the families to fill them up again.

      • DenDen says: 96 comments

        I guess I am confused? From the aerial, this looks like a residential neighborhood in a small town – like many around me. I always thought rural was further away from/ outside of town?

        • GloriaH says: 81 comments

          Probably just depends upon how people say things in your area. This is tiny community in pretty much the middle of nothing around it, so where I live–it is considered and called rural. I’m also in a small town and we call it a rural community. Not rural implies it is close or part of a city environment–which this isn’t.

    • tess says: 302 comments

      it’s a good deal for someone who works at home or telecommutes. Someone who doesn’t want to live in a big city can enjoy small town living and still make a decent living. Maybe a web designer or Amazon employee.

  2. StevenFStevenF says: 826 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1969 Regency
    Nashville, TN

    This one would be fun to bring back to life. Quality and style are hiding behind some of those later updates.

  3. Joe says: 753 comments

    It looks a lot bigger than 1871 square ft to me!

    • Rhea Kamendat says: 142 comments

      I agree with you, my home is one floor, 1750′ & that home is much larger & more than one floor. Needless to say, that home has to be more than 120′ larger than mine.

  4. DeniseLynn says: 217 comments

    This has the potential to be an absolute stunner.

  5. Ann says: 3 comments

    Proper taxes in Illinois are outrageous. Very little employment in the smaller towns/cities in Illinois.

  6. Karen says: 1154 comments

    Some elbow grease, and this place would be a stunner. Nice lot, too! Great to see a house this size, on what looks like a decent sized lot. BUT…I’d definately get rid of the sattelite dishes. If I had to have sattelite tv, I’d put the dishes in the ground, if possible, then hide them somehow. And, I’d install central AC. I like older homes, to look old, but have modern conveniances. So, that means, no air conditioners hanging out windows.

  7. Joanne says: 1 comments

    I almost peed my pants when I saw it. Gorgeous!

  8. Susan says: 76 comments

    There are no jobs in Southern Illinois since the mines closed down–very depressed area. Xenia is a very small village and has very little in it but this house could be beautiful and the talk of the town if restored.

  9. JimHJimH says: 5134 comments
    OHD Supporter

    I can’t find any history though obviously this was the home of a leading citizen of this small village. There was a large home on this spot by 1881, replaced by this one. A tornado devastated Xenia in 1909, and I wonder if this house was built after the older home was damaged.

    • Richard says: 3 comments

      Never knew about the 1909 tornado. A horrible tornado flattened the town of Xenia, Ohio a few decades ago!

    • Nikki jNikki j says: 4 comments
      Medina, OH

      Are you sure that the one you are referring to was in xenia, il and not xenia, oh?

      • JimHJimH says: 5134 comments
        OHD Supporter

        Yes, I’m Sure.

        The Citizen, Berea, Kentucky – July 15, 1909


        St. Louis, Mo., July 12. – Tornadoes and waterspouts Sunday and Sunday night added to the immense amount of damage done throughout the west by floods. Among the cities struck by tornadoes Sunday night were Xenia and Pana in central Illinois. The former was hardest hit, and a number of its citizens were fatally injured. It is reported that the storm cost the lives of 20 persons in various parts of Kansas and Illinois.

        The tornado which struck Xenia. Ill., Sunday evening injured and demolished more than a score of dwelling houses. No lives were lost there, owing to the fact that the storm came up at an hour on Sunday when people were at home. The storm came from the northwest and passed through the centre of the city. It lasted but 30 seconds and was followed by a cloudburst, It left many homeless, and timber and debris of homes is so thick over the town that the people had difficulty in finding missing members of their families.

        The residence of Robert Holman and Edward Davis, and the barns of Frederick Holman and Emmet Colclasure, were blown entirely out of town. Robert Holman was seriously injured internally and his arm was broken. Mrs. Edward Davis and her little daughter also were injured. Many of the best homes were completely wrecked, including those of Robert Fleming, Emmet Colclasure, Henry Howland, T. B. Howland, J.B. Tully and H. L. Elliott. Mrs. Tully was severely cut by broken glass. All electric light, telephone, and telegraph poles were levelled and the city is in darkness.

  10. Crystal says: 12 comments

    OMG! This is incredible! So tempting, but I have to wonder what is up with so many cheap houses up north..the lack of employment I guess. Houses in my area ..Alabama are so much more expensive. I’ve been house hunting for a few months now and it seems like anything in our price range down South is not in the safest of neighborhoods so I’ve been seriously considering going up North and getting one of these beautiful old fixer upper Queen Anne houses…but it can be rather daunting trying to figure out the safest place to move to. I do so appreciate these posts, so many lovely homes and so helpful.

  11. Belinda says: 1 comments

    In my dreams, could I ever own something like this!! If I ever had a substantial amount of money, THIS, is what I’d do with it!! It’ll never happen … but, a girl can dream!! ?

  12. rkeyesrkeyes says: 16 comments

    It’s true, there aren’t town amenities within walking distance, or at least that’s what google shows. But shops and services are available in Flora, about five miles to the east.

    The bigger problem is employment. It’s difficult to find a job in most of these places where we see great old houses for little money. That’s why they’re priced so low. Someone who has the ability to transplant their job could do well in such a situation though. I do computer consulting and though I currently work in an office in a large city, and my employer isn’t willing to have employees telecommute only, other companies are willing.

    Other people who could make the most of the somewhat rural location would be people running mail-order/online businesses. If you were to be in the fishing lure business, for example (I don’t know anything about fishing, I could be wrong) and were in California, you could greatly expand your profits by moving to a low-cost area, and also improve the quality of life (less pollution/crime/traffic). I have considered such an operation as well, doing niche light manufacturing and sales of amateur radio products. Illinois is a high-tax state, though, which is a problem. This is why I could consider New Hampshire or Maine ahead of Illinois for such situations.

  13. Nikki jNikki j says: 4 comments
    Medina, OH

    New here, i can see main comments, but cannot seem to pull up the vast # of responses to read more. Any help or advise? Thanks a ton. Great house, would love to know the history on it.

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