c. 1900 – Rushville, IN – $89,500

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Added to OHD on 1/31/19   -   Last OHD Update: 5/10/19   -   10 Comments
503 N Perkins St, Rushville, IN 46173

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  • $89,500
  • 8 Bed
  • 1.5 Bath
  • 4068 Sq Ft
  • 0.2 Ac.
One Of Kind! 4068 Sq Ft Historic Home Offering 8 Bedrooms! Home Was Once A Nunnery And The Charm, Woodwork, And Stained Glass Windows Speak For Themselves. Wrap Around Front Porch. Off Street Parking. Hardwood Floors Throughout The Home. Downstairs Formal Living Area, Dining Room With Built Ins, Study And Office Or Master Bedroom. 1/2 Bath. Beautiful Staircase Leading Upstairs To Dorm Style Bath With 3 Showers. Nice Common Area With Built In Bookshelf. 14 Year Roof, Full Basement.
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Jaime Moore, Yazel Realty Group
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10 Comments on c. 1900 – Rushville, IN – $89,500

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  1. Avatarsusan L clickner says: 13 comments

    wow, where to start? I love the porch floor and windows and woodwork. How interesting is the shower set up? Communal showers, one would have thought you just took turns! This would make a fabulous project house because it looks quite original with few changes. Also, this is the second house today with the radiator covers!! I love radiators, which I had some!!

  2. AvatarPeg says: 61 comments

    This is an amazing property. I don’t see much fixing up that actually needs to be done. It looks very well maintained. Tearing up the old carpet and a lot of paint! I’d probably feel bad even taking out the communal shower, as it’s part of the history of the property.

    • AvatarAli says: 4 comments

      Why take out the communal shower? No one would have to take turns in the morning!

      • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 543 comments
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        1918 Bunkhouse
        WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

        Agreed… that’s the kind of update that demands preservation. Love the mid-century tile and the entertainment/historic value!

        • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 543 comments
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          1918 Bunkhouse
          WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

          Why does it demand preservation? Because the work is simultaneously historically pertinent, of good quality, aesthetically appealing and (very importantly) fun because it is out of the ordinary. Destroying this room in favor of something more “normal” is not a very good option. History often has layers, and this layer is a keeper!

  3. AvatarKaren Abadie says: 72 comments

    Description says it was once a nunnery. Interesting. I kind of thought it looked a bit like a group home, or a music school because of the piano which seems to be attached to the wall.

    Whoever gets this is going to have a great home.

  4. AvatarAMY JOHNSON says: 2 comments

    Was that a fireplace where the piano is? What is the ceiling material?

    • AvatarGarrisms says: 21 comments

      That is my question too about the piano, is it masking a fireplace? Also, the plywood wall near the staircase looks like an abrupt later addition.

  5. AvatarBethany otto says: 2656 comments
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    Escondido, CA

    Metal kitchen cabinets and what looks like a polished wood ceiling! That’s a kitchen worth sprucing up and keeping!

  6. AvatarMISTERMICELY says: 62 comments

    That niche where the piano is now (Left piano, right piano up against the wall. Left piano, sad piano standing in the hall!) It might have been a panelled inglenook with a fireplace. I would remove the recessed lighting and the added plywood above and if there was no fireplace there I would put something else there. Or it might have had a built in sideboard where the plywood behind the piano is but I don’t think so. I think the little raised platform is an addition too.
    As to leaving every later addition in place in the interest of preserving every decade’s style since 1900? I don’t necessarily agree with that because where do you stop? After the kitchen carpet, the hall divider/partition, the recessed lighting? Or before? If it is acceptable to take out a few of the very latest additions then why not all of them?


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