1890 Queen Anne – Greenville, OH (David S. Hopkins)

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Added to OHD on 6/8/19   -   Last OHD Update: 6/2/21   -   25 Comments

206 E Main St, Greenville, OH 45331

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  • $87,500
  • 3 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2383 Sq Ft
  • 0.18 Ac.
Property is being sold AS IS . Beautiful original wood work through out home. Lots of potential for this property.
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Julie Willis, Home Experts Realty
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25 Comments on 1890 Queen Anne – Greenville, OH (David S. Hopkins)

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  1. Cody H says: 133 comments

    I’ve never seen a marquetry wainscot…interesting concept. Might have to steal that idea and use it somewhere, someday!

    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2548 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      It is be beautiful that wainscot. Wish to see the kitchen. Said to see as is and hope somebody falls in love and salvages this home.

    • Karen says: 1268 comments

      If you do, show us! I really like this. I just have a ranch, but I was thinking of adding some kind of wainscoting in the dining room. I wonder if there’s a version of this that would look ok in my house. Whoever made this, in this old house, was a genuis to think of doing it!

    • Rosewater says: 7676 comments

      The lack of even decent pix of this one is MADDENING. This fine house deserves to SHINE. — perfectly appropriate criticism of marketing “effort” redacted —

  2. BethanyBethany says: 3545 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    I love the mystery of an overgrown house, and I was not disappointed by the yummy interior.

  3. Melissa Roberts says: 67 comments

    The wainscoting is beautiful. I love this house

  4. kimmers says: 55 comments

    Kitchen? Bathrooms?

  5. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5916 comments
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    1897 Queen Anne Colonial
    Cadiz, OH

    Appears to be a Queen Anne style cottage built around the stated 1890 date. I suspect the house was constructed from published plans but cannot immediately link it to a specific plan book or architect. It does have details similar to David S. Hopkins designs. Using patterned parquet flooring for wainscoting is unusual (especially since I do not see patterned flooring) although this is the sole example of such an application that I can recall. Also unusual are the sawn ornamental “crests” seen over some of the doorways and windows. I cannot tell if they were part of the original construction or were added somewhat later. Like others have stated, being able to see additional photos would be appreciated. Overall, this appears to be a nice home of the period that is relatively intact inside.

    • Chris DiMattei says: 269 comments

      John, once again, your keen eye is spot on target. This home is an example of a David S. Hopkins design, a design #54 from his “Book No. 7” edition of “Houses & Cottages” series of pattern books. I will send to Kelly, a copy of the page from that publication, that illustrates this design. Hopefully, she will post it here.

      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12799 comments

        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        Thanks Chris!

        • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5916 comments
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          1897 Queen Anne Colonial
          Cadiz, OH

          Thank you Chris and thanks as well to Kelly for posting this house design from the D.S. Hopkins planbook. (No. 7) The architectural legacy of Grand Rapids, MI, based David Sprague Hopkins seems to be well represented in Ohio and much of the Midwest. But his reach was greater than the Midwest with examples even in Texas. (Rockport, TX) I find the world of plan book architecture during the Victorian era fascinating. Although George Barber’s work is increasingly documented, (but not complete) there are a half dozen or more lesser known published design architects with extant designs still waiting to be discovered. I appreciate the information.

    • Michaeljoe62Michaeljoe62 says: 68 comments
      1941 Cape Cod

      From what remains of the current interior decor (paint choices, etc), it is obvious that this home was (recently) well loved – and apparently – “lost” by someone. Sad to imagine what the story is, but hopefully it will find a caring, sensitive owner soon. And, yes! That marquetry wainscoting! Wow.

  6. MISTERMICELY says: 53 comments

    If you look on the google maps view (May 2018) it shows the front garden as well-manicured and tastefully landscaped whereas the photo above makes it look less attractive. There is such a wealth of unpainted woodwork here that it makes saving the place a duty rather than a luxury. In my opinion of course.

  7. Ed FerrisEd Ferris says: 297 comments
    1883 Italianate
    Richmond, IN

    I was given a quick walk-through of this house, which I noticed while driving by, by the agent. The “as-is” refers to the deceased owner’s property, which will have to be removed. There’s not a lot of it, not more than a small dumpster full. There seems to be nothing wrong with the house, although I did not view the mechanicals or attic. Hot-water radiator heat, which is a good idea in this part of the country. Needs paint and the cresting is rather shabby.
    The neighborhood and Greenville in general I find attractive. The traffic circle on Main is infuriating. Not only do they have a Harbor Freight, but a Rural King. Also a downtown motel across the street and several diners with 1950’s signs which seem be doing well.

  8. Bethany Port says: 21 comments

    This design actually appeared in Hopkins’ first mail order book called “Cottage Portfolio”. It came out in 1886 and it seems to be one of the more popular ones.

  9. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5916 comments
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    1897 Queen Anne Colonial
    Cadiz, OH

    Bethany, I would think the explanation for the design appearing in more than one plan book would be that popular designs were “recycled” in subsequent editions of the architect’s plan books. Mail order Knoxville, TN, architect George F. Barber retained several of his most popular house plan designs and featured them in multiple plan books over time.

    I’m sure there were other architects, including D.S. Hopkins, who selected more than one popular house plan to appear in later editions of their plan books over time. Barber even renumbered some of the older plans in subsequent publications as well as altered other earlier plans (sometimes offering several versions of floor plans for the same design) for later publications. Therefore, it seems like a logical explanation for the appearance of this house plan in more than one Hopkins publication. I also believe that D.S. Hopkins created custom original designs for specific clients (that weren’t found in any of his plan books but might be selected to appear in future editions) just as George Barber and other architects did. These custom designs (especially if they never made it into published plan books) are truly difficult to identify if their designs were of a unique nature.

    Regrettably, I’m not aware of any of the late 19th century mail order architects who left us an inventory of the designs actually built or a tally of who all of their clients were. Barber, for example, is believed to have sold somewhere around 20,000 sets of house plans but the exact number is unknown and probably always will be. Flashback to the mid-20th century for an explanation and you’ll find that interest in Victorian architects and their design legacy was almost non-existent back then except in esoteric academic circles. So much information about the Victorian era architectural legacy was lost during the 20th century so that today we are lucky to have what limited materials were archived on dusty shelves and in libraries. This still incomplete architectural knowledge remains fertile ground for further research and study, as you know. Thank you for taking on the challenging task of finding out what your direct ancestor David S. Hopkins did during his long architectural career.

  10. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12799 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Posted last year, recently reduced and thought this deserved to be shared again so moved to the front page. Comments above may be older.

  11. Barbara VBarbara V says: 1327 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    If Ed Ferris is still in proximity, I’m curious if he saw the kitchen and bathrooms and could fill us in – ?

    It’s kind of surprising that this very appealing house hasn’t been sold already, although the lot size would be a deterrent for me, country girl that I am…

  12. LUCINDA HOWARDLUCINDA HOWARD says: 264 comments
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    Wonderful, don’t know how I missed it when it first posted.

  13. sae43351sae43351 says: 24 comments
    1875 Converted Italianate
    Upper Sandusky, OH

    This house is less than two hours from me. If someone is truly serious about possibly buying the house I would be willing to go look at the place for them. I have been restoring my house for better than twenty years, so I do know what to look for in old houses (and what should make one run rather than walk away).

  14. LUCINDA HOWARDLUCINDA HOWARD says: 264 comments
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    I love the more than 20 years comment. It is slow going on mine and this is only year 2.

    • brigidbrigid says: 617 comments
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      1930 Eclectic Lake Cabin
      Smalltown, OK

      I definitely know the feeling. I was pregnant with my youngest daughter when we bought and began work on our house. She’s about to have her 21st birthday!

    • DaveDave says: 253 comments
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      1875 Queen Ann/Stick
      Des Moines, IA

      I can relate to restorations taking a while. My first was cosmetic; took 8 years, second took 16, and my current project house is on year 3. (I don’t really WANT to be done….I love it!)

  15. LUCINDA HOWARDLUCINDA HOWARD says: 264 comments
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    It is very satisfying to see things take shape. I would like to have more funds so things could go a tad faster

  16. LUCINDA HOWARDLUCINDA HOWARD says: 264 comments
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    That gave me a good giggle.

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