1886 – Hermann, MO

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Added to OHD on 6/25/19   -   Last OHD Update: 12/21/19   -   18 Comments

700 Goethe St, Hermann, MO 65041

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  • $395,000
  • 10 Bed
  • 10 Bath
  • 6292 Sq Ft
  • 0.47 Ac.
The 16 room, herzog mansion, an historic 1886 landmark in hermann is available for a new owner! opportunities include: continue occupancy & operate as the current successful b&b, use as a private residence, revisit the murder mystery weekend dinners, and/or expand on the retail space with a bakery/deli, coffee shop or other. the present owners have updated & renovated this grand building to its current fine condition & have been running it very successfully as a guest house for hermann tourists. with 10 bedrooms & 10 baths, theres lots of room for guests, or would be an incredible family compound gathering spot. in the past, murder mystery weekends were an extremely popular venue! all you need is a new murder mystery writer to resume! the family history of this grand mansion offers many platforms for your imagination to run wild! the location is within walking distance of all things hermann. gorgeous level, approx half acre, corner lot makes this a much sought after destination!
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18 Comments on 1886 – Hermann, MO

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11723 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I don’t have the strongest confidence when it comes to Chateauesque style, I know it has many of the features seen in the posted home but I’m not 100% about this being Chateauesque.

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  2. RobinjnRobinjn says: 252 comments
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    1978 Split level
    Columbia, MO

    The direct neighborhood may look a little unprepossessing in the street view, but Hermann is a lovely, charming small town with a strong German heritage. Wineries abound and the area is gorgeous. As is hinted in the write up, this is a frequent tourist destination, especially for Maifest and Oktoberfest, but also other times of the year. Many of the homes have fabulous gardens. Stone Hill winery was one of the Nation’s top producers in the years prior to prohibition. There’s actually a wine trail: https://hermannwinetrail.com/.

    I would love to see what is under the carpets in this house. I think with some small tweaks and a few paint changes it would really shine.

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  3. RobinjnRobinjn says: 252 comments
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    1978 Split level
    Columbia, MO

    Here is more information on the fascinating history of Hermann and its unique architecture.

    https://dnr.mo.gov/shpo/nps-nr/72000712.pdf

    Here’s another website, which also shows some of the other architecture in the area. http://www.hermanndeutschheimverein.org/index.html

    This house is on the “high” side of town, so no flooding danger.

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    • jillieDjillieD says: 93 comments
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      1952 Ojai, CA

      This is a great share, Robinjn, thank you. I do genealogy and one branch of my German ancestors made their first home in the US in Hermann. I’ve always wanted to go there. One day.

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  4. RosewaterRosewater says: 5611 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    What a looker! Those striking, Dutch details are wonderfully echoed in the dramatic finials of the original, wrought iron fence. Wow.

    Much subtraction and reconsideration is necessary here; but well worth the effort.

    Don’t remember seeing an iron build date like that before. Cool!
    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/77-700goethest.jpg

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  5. MikeMike says: 321 comments
    1886 Queen Anne Victorian
    IL

    I am wondering if the front porch may have been altered, it seems small and a little plain compared to the rest of the house. I am also curious about the last picture, you can see the outline where there was once a roofline above the first floor; maybe someone can dig up a historic photo of this one. A great house, very impressive…

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  6. MikeMike says: 321 comments
    1886 Queen Anne Victorian
    IL

    After looking at that last pic some more, it is apparent that major changes were made at some point. The horizontal limestone bands skip over this area, the limestone foundation seems to travel outside the current house in a semi-circle, the windows lack the brick trim present on all the other windows, and the brick beneath the windows looks to be slightly different than the rest of the house. I am going to take a guess that maybe there was originally a large bay window structure here, or maybe even some sort of glass conservatory, accessed through a large opening where the double windows are now.

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  7. SueSue says: 494 comments
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    1802 Cape
    ME

    She’s magnificent.

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  8. ScottScott says: 309 comments
    1951 Grants Pass, OR

    I’m waiting to see what Jim can dig up on the history of this place. My research didn’t get me very far.

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  9. JimHJimH says: 4867 comments
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    According to the owners, the house was built for Stone Hill Winery founder Michael Poeschel, but I can’t confirm that – he was almost 80 at the time. The resident was William Herzog (1847-1917), who came over from Frankfurt in 1871 and worked as a salesman for the winery. He eventually purchased Stone Hill in 1883 and ten years later sold out to his partner George Starck, who also had a nice mansion in town:
    https://goo.gl/maps/6VXJdAuGAqYBsEo57

    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/75651406/william-herzog

    I don’t see an attribution, although most likely the architect was from St. Louis where Herzog ran the winery’s office before moving back to Hermann. As Miles mentioned, the style is Dutch or Flemish, sometimes called Netherlandish Renaissance Revival. Another example is the Pabst Mansion in Milwaukee:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pabst_Mansion#/media/File:Milwaukee,_pabst_mansion_01.jpg

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  10. RebeccaRebecca says: 119 comments

    I wonder why they cut all the trees down? They are different kinds, so they must not have been diseased. I think trees are what “anchor” a house to it’s location and make it look more like a home. The inside is gorgeous.

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  11. WishingAnDreamingWishingAnDreaming says: 125 comments
    Longview, TX

    Looking at the front of the home, to me it looks like it should be an apartment house for well to do ladies of a “certain age”. I could see my two old main great aunts, who died in their 90s in the 90s, living there with out hesitation. Dressed to a tee, with hair and nails done, having polite conversation and tea in the parlor.

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  12. Hermann, Missouri was founded by German immigrants. Most of the old houses there are based and built by Germans.

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