1909 Mission Revival – Evansville, IN – $85,000

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Added to OHD on 5/16/19   -   Last OHD Update: 5/16/19   -   5 Comments
111 College St, Evansville, IN 47713

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  • $85,000
  • 3 Bed
  • 2.5 Bath
  • 1853 Sq Ft
  • 0.05 Ac.
BRAND NEW ROOF INSTALLED! The old roof was completely removed. This is a diamond in the rough. Great opportunity for the right buyer who is looking to restore a home in the downtown Evansville Preservation area. You are welcomed by a arched covered front porch. The Entry opens to the Living room with built-in bookcases and a fireplace (decor only). Large formal Dining Room. Eat-in kitchen with access to the covered carport and to the unfinished basement. The is also a full bath and a half bath with a stack washer/dryer unit on the main level. Upstairs you will find 3 large bedrooms with a full bath and a 2nd kitchen. There are front and back stairs plus stairs to a full walk-up attic. Beautiful light fixtures through-out the home. This Spanish Mission style home was designed by F. Manson Gilbert for his mother, Annie H. Gilbert. The shaped gable is reminiscent of the style, as are the cloister-type entrance arches. Gilbert launched his architectural practice with this home in 1908. It was built as a rental house for his mother, a widow and no doubt was a promotional venture to introduce Manson's design talents to the city and get him commissions. The first renter was Walker Sonntag. Home is zoned R-3. Home to be sold in AS IS condition. Buyer is aware the home is subject to the guidelines and procedures for the Evansville Preservation Commission.
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Ellen Norton, FC Tucker Emge Realtors
(812) 431-7204
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5 Comments on 1909 Mission Revival – Evansville, IN – $85,000

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 10338 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I love it when agents include a bit of the history in the description. Not the most exciting Mission Revival ever posted but I like the exterior, the overhang and parapet (or dormer? I’m not sure if this is considered either or both.)

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  2. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4714 comments
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    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    I continue to be amazed by the numbers of Mission Revival/Spanish Colonial style homes remaining in the Midwestern states. While places like Florida, California, or Texas have a Spanish colonial heritage, its largely absent in the Midwest yet the revival style was obviously popular at least during the first quarter of the 20th century.

    This is a nice example of the revival style with only a few interior references to Mission style with more distinctive revival touches on the exterior. I especially like the quirky little side bay above the carport with its “Spanish” style roof. I think if one could find an old photo they would be able to determine the original appearance as well as later changes made to this house. The interior might lend itself to a reinterpretation that could accentuate the Spanish Revival feel (as seen in many California rehabs) or, alternately, downplay the Spanish style and make the interior look as many Foursquare type houses did in that era. For a creative person, this could be a fun project.

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  3. AvatarZerberbaby says: 9 comments
    1967 cape cod
    VALPARAISO, IN

    Oh the original light fixtures are enough to make me DROOL!

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  4. BethsterBethster says: 803 comments
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    1927 Spanish
    NY (house is in VA), NY

    This poor baby! It looks like it was once a lovely house. That siding can’t be original. Same for the wallpaper. Both look so strangely out of character.

  5. Avatarmontana channing says: 252 comments
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    1835 Federal
    unity, ME

    how about the ginormous bath with a roofed in tub/shower. this place has some great details.

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