1881 Italianate – Springfield, OH

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825 E High St, Springfield, OH 45505

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  • $85,000
  • 7 Bed
  • 6 Bath
  • 6712 Sq Ft
  • 0.45 Ac.
Unique property in historical Springfield! Lot holds large 6700+ sq ft building over a full unfinished basement on front, plus 2 bed 1 bath house on rear! Building used as group home prior to fire in 2017, with 7 bedrooms & 6 baths. Back house having work done to make rentable. With this much space and utility, the potential is limitless! Show your investors the opportunities in picturesque historical Springfield! Data per tax records, agents rely on own info.
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Seth Stormer, Home Experts Realty
(937) 435-6000
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11 Comments on 1881 Italianate – Springfield, OH

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12216 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    The listing shows the side of the home, street view front: https://goo.gl/maps/4w1PjuArX8o

    I thought this neighborhood was familiar, I’ve posted a few homes here that were beyond fabulous:

    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2018/06/12/1884-springfield-oh/

    These links are private but signed in OHD Supporters will be able to view them (otherwise you’ll get a 404 page):
    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2014/12/05/c-1880-italianate-springfield-oh/

    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2012/10/26/c-1900-queen-anne-springfield-oh/

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  2. MJGMJG says: 2387 comments
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    CT

    Wonderful potential here. Love the woodwork and plaster moldings.

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  3. Steve H says: 142 comments

    I’m sort of curious to know how the fireplace in the alcove works. It really doesn’t look like there’s enough room for a flu to go around the windows.

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 7266 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      As an aside; that fireplace, built-ins, and paneling, are likely a late 19th century, Queen Anne style, modification to the original, Italianate bay. LOVE the arch details in this house, (among many others). The price is right! 🙂

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      • MJGMJG says: 2387 comments
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        CT

        Agreed. I keep coming back to look at this house.
        I’m sick with the flu this week so I’m using this time to look at beautiful old architecture.

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    • AJ DavisAJ Davis says: 375 comments
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      1850 Italianate, classical
      New Haven, CT

      You’re absolutely right. If you look at the front view of the house that Kelly got from another website, you’ll see the rectangular bay extending from the right side of the house (as you face the front) where this rectangular bay/quasi-room is located. There is no chimney associated with it at all and I doubt that there ever was. While in the 1860’s people were building flues around windows located above fireplaces, the windows were never this wide. I suspect that that was because smoke would simply not have been pulled that far into flues that had that much horizontal space to pass through.

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  4. RosewaterRosewater says: 7266 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    I’ll take it! Possibly another work by the same designer/builder as the one linked below?

    Link for contributors:
    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2014/12/05/c-1880-italianate-springfield-oh/

    External link for readers:
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/810-E-High-St_Springfield_OH_45505_M40530-05675

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  5. BethanyBethany says: 3466 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    So when the Bible talks about mansions in heaven, it’s this street, just sayin’. Mine is the one across the street from this post.

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  6. AJ DavisAJ Davis says: 375 comments
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    1850 Italianate, classical
    New Haven, CT

    I suspect that this house is actually earlier than 1881, although by how much I’m not certain since I’m most familiar with developments in and the progression of styles in the northeast and not the midwest. However the two clearly and classically Rococo Revival mantles in the house had their heyday well before 1881 and would have been quite retardataire for a high-stye Italianate built in 1881. Overall, the other Italianate elements, such as the external mouldings, brackets, the brickwork itself and especially the broad arches seen at a couple of key places inside the house have much more of an 1850’s-1860’s-early 1870’s feel to me, at least based on my northeastern standards for assessing house, which I realize may not be the appropriate standards for assessing a midwestern house. The newel post looks like it is from the 1880’s or later, but it’s clear from some of the other updates to the house that what we see here is a house whose interior was periodically architecturally redecorated over time. I just just stongly suspect that the house itself in its exterior form was here before 1881. But I can’t state this as a fact, only as a suspicion.

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