c. 1850 – Greenville, AL – $15,000

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Added to OHD on 1/21/19   -   Last OHD Update: 1/21/19   -   17 Comments
201 Herbert St, Greenville, AL 36037

Map: Street

Price

$15,000

Beds

3

Baths

1

SqFt

1854

Acres

0.44

Although in need of repair, this lovely older home of Greenville has a lot of history to share.
Contact Information
Connie Coleman, Re/Max Camellia Realty
(334) 382-3371 / 334-437-2453
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17 Comments on c. 1850 – Greenville, AL – $15,000

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9826 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I feel so sorry for this poor house. The pictures don’t tell us anything other than it looks like it’s been abandoned for a really long time. Is anyone local that wants to take a peek for us?

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  2. AvatarBethany otto says: 2518 comments
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    Escondido, CA

    It looks like it’s sinking into the ground, like you wouldn’t even be able to get the front door open. I hope that’s a trick of the photography angle. It’s very intriguing!

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9826 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      The side street view shows it a little better, there’s an opening between the home and the lawn so it’s not right up at the door.

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    • AvatarNancy Bedwell says: 13 comments

      Yes, I thought it looks like it is sinking down…odd…

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  3. JimHJimH says: 4023 comments
    OHD Supporter

    The “Old Abrams Place” is of the Raised Cottage type, sometimes called Creole for the supposed French origin of the form.
    Listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks & Heritage, the house is thought to have been built in 1859 by Rev. Jonathan E. Bell and sold to the Abrams family in 1863. Kate Abrams Persons grew up here, the mother of Governor Seth Gordon Persons.

    State report:
    https://ahc.alabama.gov/Alabama%20Register%20Properties/Butler%20County/AL.ButlerCounty.OldAbramsPlaceOCR.pdf

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9826 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      “…1974 when it was purchased by Alford Kitching and R.M. Watts for the sole purpose of saving and restoring this unique old Greenville landmark.” That is so sad to read, seeing it as it is now. Looks like Alford passed in 1996 at 75. I’m not sure about R.M.

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      • JimHJimH says: 4023 comments
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        Sad but they may have done enough to save the house – it’s still there and available for a song! If the brick on the lower level is sound, this could be a interesting restoration. The interior might be wonderful, a total wreck, or both!

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      • AvatarJohn says: 30 comments

        Hi Kelly, I did not know where to ask this question so I apologize if this is not the best place…Wondering what happened to the European listings? I thought they were great-was i the only one?
        John

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  4. AvatarMary Halako Dunton says: 29 comments

    That was my first thought, a Creole Cottage…. I love it!! I would get it if I could up and leave!!

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  5. AvatarEric says: 287 comments

    Too bad there aren’t interior photos. This raised cottage looks like the standard center hall floor plan with two rooms on either side upstairs and downstairs. With the ground floor made of brick the main floor is probably built of cypress that lasts termite free forever. If the roof is ok then this home could be easily saved. Would make a cheap fixer upper project. I’d tackle it if I lived closer.

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  6. AvatarRick says: 78 comments

    Street view you can zoom in on that still gorgeous slate roof and imagine per the state report the original stairs coming down from the middle of the porch, drool.

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  7. AvatarSonia says: 1 comments

    It looks like the Forrest Gump house, with the full balcony and the picture of the tree across the way. Definitely in need of repair to get it back to its glory but I bet whoever takes this on and stays true to the architecture and time period, will end up with a beautiful home!

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  8. AvatarKatie says: 23 comments

    The Google Street View also shows how beautiful that magnolia is. And one of the largest crepe myrtles I’ve ever seen!

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  9. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4610 comments
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    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    As sad as the house itself is the surrounding neighborhood. There’s what appears to be another Antebellum home across the street, in better repair. About a block away is this faded but obviously once nice Queen Anne Victorian: https://goo.gl/maps/3yuS8cNhiov Judging by the numerous vacant lots with steps going up to nowhere, this must have been a fairly dense neighborhood a century ago. I think the next owner would have to appreciate solitude although the remaining neighbors are probably friendly as most folks down South often are. The low price doesn’t necessarily reflect a tumble down house inside; I think its due more to a sluggish local real estate market, especially for old houses needing work. Wikipedia stats show an estimated 7,600 residents in Greenville with about 25% living below the poverty line. Assuming the house’s interior is fairly intact, as others have suggested, this could be a worthwhile project. I think a number of interior photos would greatly help to determine the overall value of restoring this Antebellum house.

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  10. AvatarElizabeth R Taylor says: 1 comments

    I live just outside Greenville (I found my Forest Home AL house on this site) and stopped by this house last time I was in town. Unfortunately it may be beyond repair. Most of the doors and windows are open to the elements and the lower level was just sad – floor almost gone. We didn’t look into the main level as my husband thought the front porch stairs were not safe to climb. It is a nice corner lot only two blocks from Commerce St (the main street in historic Greenville).

    This is a nice small southern town with loads of old historic homes. Some are in great shape, others just a brisk wind from falling down, and many in between. There are lots of opportunities for fixer uppers here. About an hour south of Montgomery but right on the interstate.

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  11. AvatarAmy says: 1 comments

    Going to try to look at this home this week sometime.

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