1854 – Montezuma, IN

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Added to OHD on 1/8/19   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   22 Comments

4743 S Coxville Rd, Montezuma, IN 47862

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  • $159,900
  • 6 Bed
  • 3.5 Bath
  • 5766 Sq Ft
  • 9.8 Ac.
Historic 5 Or 6 Bedroom Brick Home On Almost 10 Acres In Southwestern Parke County. Private Location With Easy Access Off Of Us 41. Many Areas Of The Interior Have Been Updated. New Roof Recently Installed.
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Ron Wheeler, Century 21
(765) 344-1199
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22 Comments on 1854 – Montezuma, IN

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12532 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    When there’s enough original features left it’s “easier” to backdate than having to start all over finding period doors, windows, etc.

    Has this been on OHD before? Or maybe it’s just similar to others I’ve posted in Indiana of the same type of build.

  2. JRC says: 145 comments

    What part of the house is picture 5 & 6? Confused as to the layout. I really like the looks of the front of the house.

  3. DeniseLynn says: 200 comments

    Great house to start the day! The updates wouldn’t work for me, since, as soon as I saw the exterior, I thought this could be my own Barton Cottage. I would do the whole interior in Georgian simplification with light historical paint colors and chandeliers in every room. I wish there was a photo of the entrance hall and staircase. The pretty exterior just needs a face wash. I like the brick path to the back door too.

  4. TGrantTGrant says: 1079 comments
    OHD Supporter

    New Orleans, LA

    The front of this property looks as if it’s been lifted from the English countryside and transplanted to Indiana. So much to like about this one.

  5. CarolynCarolyn says: 303 comments
    Grand Rapids, MI

    I love this one! I’d kill to see a historical photo. I’d totally backdate the interior and put a porch back if there was one. Why, why, why don’t they show the staircase!? That’s what sells me on a house.

  6. jewlsseven says: 76 comments

    This one might be worth a day trip to visit!

  7. JimHJimH says: 5600 comments
    OHD Supporter

    The Indiana SHAARD database calls this a vernacular I-house with Federal Style details, built of brick locally produced by the owner. Until very recently, there was an early 20th Century portico with 6 full-height square columns.

    Old maps show this as the 600+ acre farm of Samuel Ross (1812-1882), who came to the area from Ohio. The farm extended to the Big Raccoon Creek, and from the 1880’s a rail line ran along the road in front of the house. Ross married Margaret Brown in 1847; they had no children though relatives and employees lived at the house. Freeman Cox (1867-1945) owned the farm in the early 1900’s.

  8. Karen says: 1219 comments

    Well, there’s need for a lot of elbow grease, here. I’d put that portico back. What is going on with the Grip Rite paper on the back? Were they going to side it? I’d try real hard to find matching brick for that. I wish there were more pictures, to get a better idea of the layout inside.

  9. augman says: 44 comments

    I’m a sucker for all that brick. I’d have to live in that dilapidated back garage building so I could see all that exterior brick all the time! Because once inside that main house, when I looked around I’d forget why I bought it!

  10. Bigrog says: 157 comments

    Where do you start? Inside or out. The whole place needs rehabbed.Some minor, some major. When finished it would be a .beautiful home.

  11. Barbara VBarbara V says: 1290 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    Well, this old beauty has a lot to like, and deserves far better than she’s gotten lately. I’m most uncomfortable with what appears to be a new roof installed without repair to the soffits…

  12. Curt DeBaun says: 2 comments

    I drive past this house quite often. Parke County is a beautiful place, more than 30 covered bridges, and lots of Amish have recently moved in. Someone with a great deal of money and/or time could make this into a real showplace. Too much work there for me.

  13. Kathy Minton says: 3 comments

    I live about an hour from montezuma. Parked county is well known for the covered bridge festival every year. Beautiful county out there.

  14. Lin says: 60 comments

    NIce place but it looks like Original flooring has been removed and osb board put down cry cry

  15. Curt DeBaun says: 2 comments

    The house from a few years ago is actually in the town of Montezuma. The one just listed is between Rockville and Clinton, about 10 miles from the first house.


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