1857/1874 – Jacksonville, TX

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Added to OHD on 7/9/19   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   4 Comments

301 W Larissa St, Jacksonville, TX 75766

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  • $150,000
  • 6 Bed
  • 2 full, 2 half Bath
  • 3700 Sq Ft
Welcome to The Larissa House, oldest home in Jacksonville, TX. Started in 1857, this historical property has only been owned by two families. The original owner, the late W.A. Brown, was the founder of Larissa College. The Victorian additions to the home were made in 1874 and include the handmade walnut staircase which welcomes you into the grand foyer. Additional touches, such as the widow's watch, were added in the 1890's. The home's second family, the Stanfills, had a restaurant in the home while living upstairs, where there are 5 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. The home still holds much of its charm with beautiful hardwood flooring, and shiplap on many of the walls throughout. With the original touches still intact, you'll find arched entry ways, wrap around porches, 4 fireplaces and original hardware. This property is zoned commercial or residential and could house its next family or your business. Picture this home brought back to life as a wedding venue, restaurant, b&b or anything else you can imagine. With the 600 sq ft veranda built in 2007, you could host lavish indoor/outdoor events. Inquire today to explore your opportunity to own a piece of Texas history!
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Katie Edwards, CENTURY 21 First Group
(903) 882-1144 / (979) 571-7600
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4 Comments on 1857/1874 – Jacksonville, TX

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  1. annekannek says: 1 comments

    I had lunch here several times when it was a restaurant. Lovely place.

  2. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5661 comments
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    1897 Queen Anne Colonial
    Cadiz, OH

    Architecturally distinctive house here with details from several styles and periods. From one photo angle, the house looks like it could have began as a simple “I” house which perhaps at that time could have had a Greek Revival porch. The arched top moldings on the entry door show the house in an Italianate phase; probably 1870’s. Still later details show an above roof tower (similar to Church tower designs of the 1890’s and early 1900’s) and a projecting front bay with a glassed in gable (probably was an open balcony porch originally) and chamfered corners on the ground floor, a defining Queen Anne characteristic. Some exterior colors from the Victorian era could help unify the different phases and styles of construction. In decades pase, hybrid homes of this kind were fairly numerous especially in the smaller towns of East Texas but today they are comparatively rare. The former restaurant use might make this a good candidate for a Bed & Breakfast conversion provided it would generate enough revenue to make it worthwhile.

  3. MichaelMichael says: 3249 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    I love the powder room with the collage of old magazine clippings on the wall! It would give you something to read while you were in there, a library of sorts!

  4. StevenFStevenF says: 776 comments
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    1969 Regency
    Nashville, TN

    I really like these houses that evolve over time. They can be attractive in a way that a time capsule can’t be. Kudos to the agent for describing this home’s evolution.


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