1885 Queen Anne – Marion, IL

Details below are from May 2019, sold status has not been verified.
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Added to OHD on 5/7/19   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   21 Comments
Off Market / Archived

501 S Market St, Marion, IL 62959

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  • $187,500
  • 4 Bed
  • 4 Bath
  • 3387 Sq Ft
  • 0.17 Ac.
Beautiful Victorian home located on historical South Market Street is a MUST SEE! Gorgeous 4 bedroom 4 bath home would be perfect for a Bed & Breakfast(must follow city ordinance). Ornate woodwork, two sets of pocket doors, built in china cabinets, two staircases and all original hardwood floors. Freshly painted on the exterior and interior. Complete renovation in 2010 that include all updated wiring, plumping, sump pump and roof! New stainless steel appliances.
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Meghan Aloffo, Infinity Realty
(618) 841-5571
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21 Comments on 1885 Queen Anne – Marion, IL

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  1. natira121natira121 says: 806 comments
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    1877 Vernacular
    Columbia River Gorge, WA

    WOW! That’s gotta be one of the most spectacular staircases we’ve ever seen! Awesome!

    And guys, I have finally figured out a way to delude myself into not being so upset by any house that has had the entire inside painted white (not really the case here, as the woodwork isn’t painted thank the Old House Gods)

    It’s not painted white. It’s primed for our convenience. *grin*

    Hey, it works for me!

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  2. roxxxroxxx says: 516 comments
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    love this beauty!

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  3. BethanyBethany says: 3487 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    That is a delicious staircase! And I really love the colors used both inside and outside of this home. It’s just lovely.

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  4. peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1068 comments
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    1885 Italianate.
    MI

    Incredible staircase, you wouldn’t want to slide down that one. Just an all around beautiful home. Colors are very nice.

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  5. CindyCindy says: 278 comments
    1866 Italianate/Queen Anne
    Brunswick, MO

    Gorgeous staircase and stained glass. The built in cabinet in the dining room is different. Would that be for china or maybe a dumbwaiter on the left side??

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    • MikeMike says: 379 comments
      1886 Queen Anne
      IL

      Cindy, the built in has a pass-thru from the kitchen. Look at the pic that shows the stove; you can see the pass-thru to the right of it.

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  6. MattDMattD says: 134 comments
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    1870 Classical Revival
    New Orleans, LA

    Beautiful woodwork, staircase, and stained glass. I wonder why no fireplaces? It appears in the dining room a chimney is in place. And there are areas where other fireplaces would have been in place. Hmmmmm

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    • SalleeSallee says: 22 comments
      1893 cottage
      MS

      Possible steam heat is the original method of heat. The chimney in the dining room corresponds with the stove on the other side of the wall, so maybe just a kitchen stove chimney that was exposed during makeover.

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      • MikeMike says: 379 comments
        1886 Queen Anne
        IL

        It has gas fired hot water heat, not quite as hot as steam. A wonderful, economical way to heat these big old houses, but this house unfortunately does not have central air. AC would mean installing ductwork from scratch, quite an expense I can tell you, LOL

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  7. BethHBethH says: 247 comments
    1999 Dutchess County, NY

    What a beautiful house – and what a unique staircase!

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  8. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5633 comments
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    1897 Queen Anne Colonial
    Cadiz, OH

    A bit disappointing to see this house remains unsold. It certainly has a lot going for it. The classic Queen Anne style windows with the colored borders add a lot to this home as well. I hope a caring new owner arrives soon.

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    • MikeMike says: 379 comments
      1886 Queen Anne
      IL

      I’m not sure John, but I think it may have sold. I live two doors north in a similar house, and we have seen activity the past few days that would indicate that someone is moving in. I can’t believe that I missed this post in May; I found it this morning when I was online trying to see if it has, in fact, sold. A beautiful house, inside and out, and the best neighbors you could ever ask for, LOL.

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  9. MysticMystic says: 104 comments
    Huntley, IL

    Oh my gosh, what a staircase. It is a lovely home 🙂

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  10. KarenZKarenZ says: 1183 comments
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    Not to sound like a broken record, but HOLY STAIRCASE, BATMAN!Beautiful curb appeal!

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  11. MichaelMichael says: 3152 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    I love the staircase but can’t help and wonder why no handrail along the top. Also wondering about the porch columns and what they may have looked like originally. Perhaps a round turned column like we see in the entry?

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  12. StacyStacy says: 471 comments
    1900 Maybe Craftsmen
    TX

    Havta say it, AMAZING, BEAUTIFUL STAIRCASE! What a beauty in all!

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  13. MikeMike says: 379 comments
    1886 Queen Anne
    IL

    HOLY COW, it’s my neighbors’ house on OHD!!! I know this house very well, having lived in the next block north for several decades. 501 has belonged to only three families in it’s long history; the Aikman family built it and lived there until the late 40s, when they sold to the town fire chief and wife, Barney and Eulalie Russell. Mr Russell died in the 80s, but Eulalie was our neighbor for a few years until she passed on New Years Eve of 2004. Her heirs sold the house to the people who are selling it now. The interior was like a time capsule when Eulalie lived there, and still had all of the original light and plumbing fixtures. The front porch originally had turned posts but no railings, since the house sits close to the ground. The front porch also wrapped around the turret; Barney removed that in the 50s. The second floor enclosed porch was a later addition, and was originally an open porch with gingerbread trim. The main staircase is original, down to the brass fairy lamp on the newel post. All of the leaded/stained glass is original as well. The contractor who built this house also built mine, and they share many features as well as a similar floor plan. Our staircase is also very much like the one in this house; I wish I could share a picture of it, it’s our pride and joy although cleaning all of those little pieces is a chore, LOL. If you google the street view, my house is the large two story two doors to the north; our house has changed dramatically since google has been down our street, it is now two-tone green with dark red trim. If anyone would like to know more about this house, let me know; I have a digital picture of it on my laptop from 1903.

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    • MichaelMichael says: 3152 comments
      1979 That 70's show
      Otis Orchards, WA

      Thanks, Mike for your post. It’s always exciting to get an insider’s point of view. I hope your new neighbors enjoy the treasure they have!

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  14. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12404 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Photo of the posted home:

    And photo of Mike’s house, he suspects may be the same builder of his home a few doors down (just showing to compare his staircase and the posted one.)

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  15. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5633 comments
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    1897 Queen Anne Colonial
    Cadiz, OH

    Wow! If I did not know better, I’d think Mike’s staircase was built by George Hunzinger, a Victorian era furniture maker known for his unusual complex constructed furniture. Can’t say I’ve ever seen another staircase like it but its a masterpiece of complex construction and likely one of a kind.

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  16. MikeMike says: 379 comments
    1886 Queen Anne
    IL

    Thanks John; I wish our entry hall was larger so I could get a bigger picture of the staircase. At the top there’s a balcony, and the railing then continues another 10′ or so to a wall. Hundreds of little pieces of wood, and all hand-turned so no two are alike. My kids did not develop an appreciation of the railing until after they left home; they spent many a Saturday afternoon with toothbrushes, cleaning each piece. To this day, our oldest son says that the smell he associates most with Christmas is not evergreen or sugar cookies, but Murphy’s Oil Soap! 🙂
    Our house was in our family from around 1900 up until the late 1960s, so we have some history here; when we bought it 20-odd years ago, an elderly cousin gifted us with some original furniture, pictures, and mementos. The family that built my house were close friends with the family who built 501; 501 was built first, and then ours was built the following year. Unfortunately, the name of the builder of these two houses has been lost to time; whoever he was, he certainly left a legacy in our town.

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