1890 Colonial Revival – Saint Joseph, MO

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Added to OHD on 5/24/19   -   Last OHD Update: 9/17/19   -   5 Comments

609 S 13th St, Saint Joseph, MO 64501

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  • $99,500
  • 5 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 4800 Sq Ft
  • 0.45 Ac.
All of the Love and Laughter these walls have absorbed come free with the house! From the spacious front porch to the Large Formal Dining Room and the Large Level Back Yard, you are going to love making this house your home. Curl up with a book in the second floor library cove, or gather around your table in the large dining room. Hardwoods, Original Woodwork, Cut Glass Windows. . too many charming features to list.
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Brenda Brown, Coldwell Banker
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5 Comments on 1890 Colonial Revival – Saint Joseph, MO

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  1. JimHJimH says: 4919 comments
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    The date is too early on this one – the house wasn’t there on the 1897 Sanborn. A few years after I’d guess. These early Foursquares are often a treat, a combination of clean, unfussy design, quality details and traditional craftsmanship.

  2. tomdg1-7gmail-comtomdg1-7gmail-com says: 71 comments
    1890 Three Bay Italianate
    Grinnell, IA

    Yep. My money is on a 1905-15 build date.

  3. BethanyBethany says: 3373 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    What a nicely written listing, and I wonder if the home-canned peaches come with the house??

  4. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5495 comments
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    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    Agreed with everyone on the post 1900 date but likely to be before 1910. In one photo, in the background appears to be an Arts & Crafts style mantel with a built in clock. (I think I’m seeing a pendulum under a light fixture) such mantels were occasionally still found but are most interesting when the integrated antique clocks still work. There must have been at least one or more companies that made these special mantels but they weren’t seen after WWI. St. Joseph was a bustling town between 1900 and WWI and was competitive with Kansas City in those days. But already, its regional status as a warehouse supply hub for products shipped west was beginning to decline. Still, the city continued to grow with new neighborhoods full of Bungalows and Foursquare popping up. St. Joe has some of the most interesting and impressive American Foursquares I’ve seen anywhere and Kansas City at that time was also building hundreds of new Foursquares, often in brick like this example. Because of the large number of built Foursquares, they tend to be affordable in St. Joseph as this example shows. The intricate tilework in the vestibule is also very commonly seen in the town’s homes from this early 1900’s period. This quality built home features Colonial/Classical Revival details with the corners picked out with lighter colored protruding brick quoins. In summary, this was a better than average house for the time and was probably home to a prosperous merchant, doctor, attorney, or other professional and family when it was built. A dollar still buys a lot of old house in St. Joe if you know where to look.


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