1890 – Sherman, TX – $150,000

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Added to OHD on 5/15/19   -   Last OHD Update: 5/14/19   -   5 Comments
1010 S Crockett St, Sherman, TX 75090

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  • $150,000
  • 6 Bed
  • 3 Bath
  • 3534 Sq Ft
  • 0.33 Ac.
LARGE 2 story duplex over under, downstairs same as upstairs. However upstairs has converted the pantry into a second bathroom. All floors have original wood floors, however covered for most of years with carpet. the high ceilings, create spaciousness. The home boast many windows, dining room on both floors have unique triple windows with unique diamond shape trim, and small pillars on both sides Upstairs and downstairs have wonderful large walk out porches. There is a full basement. The home needs some updating, but potential for a great income property, or a family, friends to share the property. The property has never been rented out, family occupied since 1955.
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Donna Brown, Ebby Halliday Realtors
(903) 893-5921
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5 Comments on 1890 – Sherman, TX – $150,000

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  1. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4714 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    Sherman is the Grayson County seat. Wish I could have shown you what the town looked like back in the 1970’s when there were still blocks and blocks of faded 19th century homes. Now, old houses are no longer abundant but this is one of the lucky survivors. It still has pocket doors which with the other details makes me think this house dates closer to the 1910 era rather than 20 years earlier. It’s always possible that a smaller house was added to and remodeled at a later date.
    This house appears to have been a post-1900 Classical/Colonial Revival style home that was very popular in Texas at that time.

    Just down the street is this fine early 1890’s Shingle style home: https://goo.gl/maps/82YWqU2bR6NMHz6f7 I was privileged to tour this house about 15 years ago when a family was beginning restoration. The streetview is old so I can only hope the owners were successful in their efforts. The house across the street from it is a museum house. I also toured the Museum house and was amazed to find the original linen architect’s plans were framed and preserved. The museum house was designed by a Sherman architectural firm in the 1890’s. Sherman and nearby Denison both have a few old survivors but before wholesale urban renewal began in the 1970’s both towns had large collections of Victorian era homes although many were quite faded and neglected. I witnessed a lovely towered Queen Anne with beautiful stained glass being bulldozed by the City of Denison in the 1970’s with nothing saved from the once grand home. That mental image has stayed with me for all these years and helped me to appreciate historic preservation.

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    • AvatarZerberbaby says: 9 comments
      1967 cape cod
      VALPARAISO, IN

      It is such a shame! Even if a home cannot be saved, SOMEONE should be allowed to at least come through and do as much salvage as possible. I know that there are plenty of folks who would be willing to go through for free salvage and some places they might even be able to take bids for salvage rights prior to bulldozing historical homes. Save history and the planet with less going to the land fill at the very least.

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      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4714 comments
        OHD Supporter

        1889 Eastlake Cottage
        Fort Worth, TX

        Back in the 1970’s, the city hired demolition contractors who stopped for nothing and didn’t care if the interiors were palatial or in ruins. The city saw these old vacant and abandoned houses as eyesores that presented visual evidence of a town in decline. I’d argue that having half of the town consisting of nothing but vacant lots also sends a message but then the city people counter about liability issues and that vacant or abandoned houses contribute to crime and lowering property values. Some towns earmarked old houses for Fire Dept. practice and would deliberately set them on fire allowing them to burn to the ground. Any excuse you can think of has been used to justify destroying old houses with very few trying to make the argument that history should be preserved. The National Trust for Historic Preservation used to have a slogan that if you do nothing to preserve old houses then the “problem” goes away.

  2. AvatarFanshaweGirl says: 426 comments

    Can’t you just hear those old bed springs?!! 😀

    I just want to snatch up all that old carpet, pull down the drapes, strip a bunch of woodwork, and paint the walls in lively colours. And let’s keep that kitchen table.

    Looks like the place is virtually untouched. I’d love to see the basement.

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  3. AvatarWishingAnDreaming says: 55 comments
    Longview, TX

    Love it, wouldn’t change a thing. I think it would feel like home the instant you walked into it.

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