1905 Shingle – Benton Harbor, MI

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Added to OHD on 7/15/19   -   Last OHD Update: 7/13/20   -   10 Comments
Off Market / Archived

600 Territorial Rd, Benton Harbor, MI 49022

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  • $109,900
  • 4 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2400 Sq Ft
This home is a prime example of the ''Shingle Style'' architecture. It flaunts a Queen Anne style bay window with a diamond-pane sash on the 2nd floor. Records indicate that the home was built in 1905. The current owner has begun restoration starting with the mechanicals. Known as, ''The Mayor's House'' (3 Mayors of Benton Harbor have lived in this home), could be turned into a B&B. Third floor offers additional area to be finished into additional use. Lots of architectural details. Twelve foot ceilings and retains original trim, stone chimney, bay windows, pocket doors, etc. Wave hello to the Statue of David in the window, as you drive by for a look!! Then call to view.
Contact Information
Ross Reed, Coldwell Banker Anchor Real Estate
(269) 983-0011
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10 Comments on 1905 Shingle – Benton Harbor, MI

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12133 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    This was on the site years ago. Does anyone remember the name of the architect or the planbook it was in?

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    • MichaelMichael says: 2849 comments
      1979 That 70's show
      Otis Orchards, WA

      It looks like some of Robert Shoppell’s work to me but I can’t find a match. I am curioius though because it does have a striking design.

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  2. JimHJimH says: 5261 comments
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    Built for Dr. C. Mott Ryno (1876-1941), twice elected mayor. He and first wife Ida Eder had 4 daughters but divorced after almost 30 years when the good doctor hooked up with young Alice Hammond, to whom he was married for his last 10 years.
    There are said to have been secret tunnels from the house, if you believe that sort of thing. The house was in poor condition in 2000 – rot, rats etc:
    https://www.heraldpalladium.com/mayor-s-house-in-benton-harbor-getting-a-face-lift/article_8d7a1571-9bb1-5ccf-8b9f-d2c57fb304d7.html

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  3. homebodyhomebody says: 101 comments
    1992 Victorian
    Dousman, WI

    Wish there were photos from the basement — that arched basement window is intriguing!

    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2262 comments
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      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central, NY

      Hmmm… I thought it was a side door, prob going both up to the main floor & down to the cellar. Difficult to tell if it’s tall enough to be a door, but (to me) it lookslike it has a screen door on it.

      What cracks me up is the rear view of a David-like statue in the oriel window, above.

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  4. BulldogmamaBulldogmama says: 29 comments
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    1920 Craftsman
    Canby, OR

    That black cat scared me at first… ? creepy creeper.. I hope someone takes this on… ? so sad.

  5. SueSue says: 531 comments
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    1802 Cape
    ME

    Wish there were better pictures because the outside of this house with all the stone work is so storybook enchanting there must be touches inside that are the same. What a find. So close to the beach too.

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2262 comments
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      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central, NY

      Agreed! With that exterior, I was expecting plenty of interior pics showing all sorts of nifty architectural details.

  6. ScottScott says: 350 comments
    1951 Grants Pass, OR

    Is it just me, or does it look like there was originally some art glass or other fancy windows in that second floor bay (the “David” windows)?

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