1890 Queen Anne – Lagrange, IN – $124,900

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Added to OHD on 2/27/19   -   Last OHD Update: 2/27/19   -   12 Comments
402 W Spring St, Lagrange, IN 46761

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Wow this home has so much to offer! Buyer can put their own finishing touches to this Victorian home built in 1890. Floors are hardwood. Plaster walls. 3 bedrooms upstairs, possible one on main floor. Detached 1 car garage. Newer furnace. Roof has been repaired.
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Janet Gerardot, Mike Thomas Associates
(855) 272-1820
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12 Comments on 1890 Queen Anne – Lagrange, IN – $124,900

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  1. MJGMJG says: 316 comments
    1887 Queen Anne

    Has good potential. Love the old cabinetry in the kitchen. Hate that its painted of course especially since none of the other woodwork is.
    I wish there was a hallway staircase photo! I’d like to see the newel if there is one.
    Something odd happening with the floors there. Looks like they started covering over them with new flooring.
    I’d tear out the brick stove installed instantly with the new flooring and see if i couldn’t restore it.

    • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 474 comments
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      1918 Bunkhouse
      WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

      It surprises me how often real estate listings don’t have a decent photo of the newel post or staircase given that they are very important in a two-story house! You can just barely see a newel post in the photo which is 7th from the last. It looks like the new flooring might be a “floating” floor… if so it can easily be removed at any time.

      • MJGMJG says: 316 comments
        1887 Queen Anne

        Yeah me too. Or if there are other wonderful features like stained glass windows of epic quality, they don’t take the picture.
        Yes I saw that gimps, that looks to be a nice newel post. I believe that’s on the second floor.

    • AvatarHoyt Clagwell says: 251 comments

      It may be that the staircase is fully enclosed, so there’s nothing really to see downstairs. Particularly as the two doors off the front porch open directly into the front rooms. There’s no formal entry or hall, so probably no fancy formal staircase.

  2. JimHJimH says: 4014 comments
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    The home of Clarence C. Gilhams (1860-1912) from a local farming family, a teacher and insurance man who got into politics and served as U.S. Congressman 1906-1909. He probably had the home built though info is lacking on construction.

    Sanborn maps show there were originally porches on all 4 corners – only 1 remains unaltered by later additions. The best kind of old house – livable as is but with great potential for restoration.


  3. AvatarBryan Berg says: 34 comments

    The lack of photos of things that matter to all of us here at OHD comes from the fact that we (but not OHD folks;-) simply are not trained or brought up in this country to appreciate things of beauty. Most realtors will take a picture of the toilets instead, as if to make sure you know as a buyer that those are indeed included — even though toilets are a dime a dozen. The priceless woodwork, well, you don’t “need” it like you need a toilet, right? Yet, here we have a house like thousands of others that is a work of art TO BE LIVED IN, and it can be had for a song. So, reach out to your friends and little ones and get them to SEE. Once they do, they’ll live a fuller life.

  4. AvatarBryan Berg says: 34 comments

    And one more thing: Kelly, thanks for helping all of us to SEE. Your efforts are making a difference.

  5. AvatarHoyt Clagwell says: 251 comments

    I would love to know whether the tower roof has been truncated or not. Was it always a demi-mansard, or did it once have a witch’s hat?

    I wonder how much more detail might be hiding under that vinyl siding? Any more fishscale? Any stickwork?

    I have a real soft spot for houses like this–basically a midwestern farmhouse with grandiose pretensions, at the top end of folk-Victorian. Houses like this rarely survive in any kind of well-preserved and well cared for condition, because they aren’t big enough, or important enough. So despite how richly decorated and utterly charming they are, they languish or get maliciously destroyed.

    • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 474 comments
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      1918 Bunkhouse
      WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

      That has long been one of my pet peeves… the fact that smaller, less refined, houses are largely viewed as disposable while all the attention goes to textbook examples of the most assertive styles (or homes of the famous). We lose a lot when we lose the less academic, but still historic, components of our built environment.

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