c. 1890 – Como, MS

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Added to OHD on 5/22/19   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   6 Comments
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304 Sycamore St, Como, MS 38619

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  • $125,000
  • 6 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 5791 Sq Ft
  • 1 Ac.
This was a grand old lady in her prime, built with the best quality wood and fixtures of the time.She has large rooms, pocket doors, lovely stair case, wood floors. She just needs someone to buy her and restore so that once again she can be used for entertaining and be used by a family that loves historical qualities. Previous owner has put new metal roof and done some work in the kitchen, you finish to suit your needs.
Contact Information
Teresa Wallace, Century 21 / Bob Leigh & Associates
662-457-5418 / 662-562-5502
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6 Comments on c. 1890 – Como, MS

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11893 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    The build date on record may be a little late, some of the details makes me think this is about 10 or so years older.

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    • JoeJoe says: 755 comments
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      1820 Federal
      Baltimore, MD

      I would guess that it is even earlier than that. The windows have an Italianate appearance as does the curve in the stair, (although the newel post, balusters, and rail have nothing Italianate about them. The porch columns flanking the entry appears to be classical Doric, but the rest have the Italianate look.
      My guess is that it started out as an Italianate and had a nearly complete Queen Anne redo in the 1890’s. The roof lines, mantels and fretwork would be from the 1890 date. Look at those doors. They have the earlier vibe too. Not that I have any credentials or records to cite. It just has that feel to me.
      I really like it and if I was planning to live in MS, it would be at the top of my list of properties to look at.

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  2. MysticMystic says: 113 comments
    Huntley, IL

    Thought I would take a look thru the street view, see what the town looked like and most of the old part of town is empty, sorry to see that.

    5
  3. LisaNLisaN says: 79 comments
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    1845 Greek Revival
    Ithaca, NY

    Oh the fretwork, the staircase, the floors! Extraordinary! Love this house.

    14
  4. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5363 comments
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    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    The town of Como is truly small and rural with it taking until 1970 to grow beyond 1,000 in population; now around 1,200. With a fairly large percentage of the population living below the poverty line, Wikipedia notes: “In a 2007 article about the area, Wayne Drash, a CNN.com senior producer, described Como as “a hard-hit rural community”. So, for prospective buyers, an outside source of income would probably be essential to living here. This was surely one of the earlier homes in the community because census data begins in 1880. I expect the railroad with tracks that run right through the middle of town-dividing the small commercial district from the residential-provided the reason for the town’s existence. The streetview makes me think of the term “tranquil” to define the character of the community. I did note there’s a steakhouse, a Mexican food restaurant, and an “Arcade” diner in the small commercial district.
    Like others, I feel this Italianate style house probably predates the 1890’s (perhaps late 1870’s to early 1880’s) and then had a major makeover in the 1890’s. The interior fretwork divider is unexpectedly lavish and ornate. I suspect the fretwork and most of the interior millwork was originally finished clear. The exterior wrap around porch and some of the corbels and columns are from this later date. There are a number of other later Victorian homes nearby on the same street. If the location is appealing, this house offer a lot of charm for the money.

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