1905 Classical Revival – Greenwood, MS (George F. Barber) – $550,000

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Added to OHD on 1/3/19   -   Last OHD Update: 1/7/19   -   18 Comments
17195 County Road 150, Greenwood, MS 38930

Map: Aerial

Price

$550,000

Beds

5

Baths

4

SqFt

6000

Acres

3.3

Eye-catching, 100+ year old, colonial/antebellum style home on 3.3 acres near the Yalobusha River. Investment opportunity for renovation and potential commercial/lodging application. Being sold as-is due to continued renovation needed. (Showing for serious inquiries by Listing agent by appointment only.)
Contact Details
Richard Luke, United Country / Bulldog Realty
(662) 338-9288
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18 Comments on 1905 Classical Revival – Greenwood, MS (George F. Barber) – $550,000

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9369 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Yes, this was on OHD years ago. And yes, I hate myself for ever deleting the old post/photos as they were more numerous than the current ones. πŸ™

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  2. MJGMJG says: 70 comments
    1887 Queen Anne
    NORTH HAVEN, CT

    Wow. What happened to the capitals of the columns. They’re all missing!
    Judging by space missing I bet they were the fancy Corinthian.

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    • Hoyt Clagwell says: 223 comments

      I’ve seen a lot of houses of this era where the capitals were made of composite materials that just disintegrated from weather and/or lack of maintenance, and elaborate Corinthians would have been likelier to have been made of such materials.

      I hope those are steel posts supporting the entablatures on top of the columns and not just wood posts. Actually, I hope an engineer has looked at that.

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  3. StevenF says: 629 comments
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    1969 Regency
    Nashville, TN

    She’s lost her capitals. Judging by the size of the gap, they were probably elaborate Corinthian capitals. Since they’re gone anyway, I wonder if one could replace them with more cost-effective (and, IMHO more graceful) Ionic or Doric capitals? Though, come to think of it, the gap size may make using anything other than Corinthian difficult. Regardless, I wonder where one would get replacements made? She deserves them.

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  4. Rhea Kamendat says: 20 comments

    Agree eith previous comment, what happened to top of columns? Intriguing, definitely interested from exterior, but need to see more interior photos & view of staircase from entrance.

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  5. Wesley Peters says: 7 comments

    This is a George F. Barber house! It is an example of the Design No. 187 from Modern Dwellings Fifth Edition 1905. This explains the building date.

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 4068 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Mmmmmaybe. Seems a bit plain for Barber to me, but I’m no expert; (I’m sure they’ll weigh in shortly).

      πŸ˜‰ https://www.indianalandmarks.org/about/special-projects/peters-margedant-house/

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      • CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 722 comments

        Certainly similar to Barber’s later Colonial Revival plans, but I’m also not an expert. Here’s a link to MD5. Plan 187 is on page 25.
        http://cmdc.knoxlib.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15136coll3/id/344

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        • RosewaterRosewater says: 4068 comments
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          1875 Italianate cottage
          Noblesville, IN

          Thanks John. Can you link directly to 187? That link didn’t work for me. I searched a bit last night and couldn’t find it, (except the image on the cover).

          The exterior of this one is interesting: the interior is also higher end, classic Barber; as opposed to the CR 150 house.
          https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2018/03/16/1906-classical-revival-stevens-point-wi/

          My guess is that we might be looking at a lower end plagiarism; (not that that is necessarily a bad thing πŸ˜‰ ).

          This Barber in Vincennes, Indiana used to be on OHD.
          https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8367/8543540914_1b2cd982bd_b.jpg

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          • JimHJimH says: 3808 comments
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            Looks identical to the catalog illustration on page 26, labeled #188 but matching the #187 plan. It’s lost a few details (capitals, chimneys, roof balustrades). Also there’s no photo of the front hall, the most impressive interior space.
            A copy of it in this report as Image 9:
            wp.cityofsaccity.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/George-and-Lola-Mae-1.pdf

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            • RosewaterRosewater says: 4068 comments
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              1875 Italianate cottage
              Noblesville, IN

              Thanks’ Jim. Mmmmm yeah. I remain unconvinced. Interested to read what DiMattei and Shifflet have to say should they see this.

              • Christopher DiMatteiChristopher DiMattei says: 248 comments

                Jim and Wesley are correct. This house is a spot on match for the published version of design 187 in the 5th edition of “Modern Dwellings”. This house is the Richard T. Jones house and it was cut up into pieces and moved from it original site in the 1970’s. Perhaps the column capitals never survived the move, but historic photos exist that show them in place. They were of the Ionic order.

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                • RosewaterRosewater says: 4068 comments
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                  1875 Italianate cottage
                  Noblesville, IN

                  Well there ya go! πŸ™‚ Thank you sir.

      • peeweebcpeeweebc says: 722 comments
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        1885 Italianate.
        MI

        I LOVE that tiny house. Wish it were mine, looks so cute on the back of a trailer πŸ™‚

  6. Deborah W Mann says: 131 comments

    Pictures of kitchen and bathrooms?

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  7. Bryan Berg says: 16 comments

    I don’t know if Kelly wants us posting links like this one but the column capitals can definitely be replaced, and replaced perfectly, at shop.columns.com! Buying this old beauty and giving her back her capitals would be a rush. It would quite literally be like putting the bow back on the package.

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  8. PhillipPhillip says: 157 comments
    1910 Tudor/craftsman mix

    There is not a lot going on in the Mississippi delta other than cotton farming. To find someone willing to take on a fixer upper of this magnitude is going to be tough. There are some beautiful old homes in that region and i do hope someone saves this one. Those porches are awesome.

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