1879 Second Empire – Fulton, MO

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Added to OHD on 7/18/19   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   18 Comments

307 E 5th St, Fulton, MO 65251

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  • $128,000
  • 3 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2138 Sq Ft
  • 0.49 Ac.
Striking, HISTORIC French Second Empire style home designed by the prolific architect M.F. BELL. This CIRCA 1879 STATE-OF-THE-ART home was complete with cutting edge technology in its era, and has been captured again today with the impressive SOLAR ARRAY (new 2015) that provides ~85% of home's electric needs. Original elegance meets modern comforts in this 2-3 BDRM, 2 BA brick home on large ~ 1/2 ACRE lot. Insulated workshop/shed has heat & air units (portable). UPDATED WINDOWS (double hung, insulated) on main level. NEWER ROOF. NEW R-38 poly foam insulation 2019 (home & outbuilding). NEW efficient boiler 2016. Updated electrical. Inspiring spaces are found throughout interior and outdoor spaces. See Supplemental Remarks for more info!
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Jennifer Stoker, Iron Gate Real Estate
(573) 777-5001
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18 Comments on 1879 Second Empire – Fulton, MO

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  1. John Shiflet says: 5731 comments

    Interesting design. Such front facing Mansard roofed gables in cross-section are called Graham Gables. Interior has some post-1900 changes such as the staircase and newel. Some more recent changes evident as well but the overall Victorian flavor remains. Cozy size at 2,138 sq. ft. but adequate for most folks. The early illustration is a nice find.

  2. Ernie says: 115 comments

    Very Reminiscent of a Victorian house facade situatated on the Universal Movie Studio’s lot . Although it was been used for many films and I believe no longer exant, during its entire tenure bore the fictional address of 1313 Mockingbird Lane. It was most famous as the residence used bye used in the 1960s television sitcom family “The Munsters”. It was this house in particular that first fostered my love of Victorian architecture.

  3. Ernie says: 115 comments

    Sorry forgot to include this link.

    The TV series interiors were far more appealing than the real thing!!

  4. john c says: 27 comments

    A short, but well-written and intriguing biography of Bell, can be found at http://shs.umsystem.edu/historicmissourians/name/b/bell/index.html

  5. RosewaterRosewater says: 7558 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Can’t wait to check out your links johnc.. I just LOVE this little gem. It’s simply delightful. Strip the woodwork, find a pair of period appropriate front doors, slap on some better paint and paper and you’re in business! Kelly’s so right, such a cute little town.. Love those “Munsters” gables. FUN! Just like the show’s original surfari theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHoYCYax8Zs

  6. cynthia says: 1 comments

    I owned this house in the seventies. I walled papered the house. Some of the hall ways and bed rooms had layers of paper on them. I had the cherry hutch built in the dining room and had hard wood floors installed. I striped all the wood work. The walnut wood work was black from age. The light in the florae i stripped myself and sprayed with a finish and took to Columbia Mo and had it rewired. I had car siding put in going up the stairs including the trim on the window. I had plexy glass installed in the huge windows because ice would form on the thin windows. The windows were original with the house and never opened. The up stairs bath was a storage room completely covered with wood. I installed the shower, toilet, washer and dryer and sink and cabinet. I needed closet space so i had them installed. At one time the kitchen was a back porch. It had to be gutted and redone. I did all this work when i was twenty seven and on a very tight budget. My husband at that time worked night and day on the house. It surprises me to see it to day with the work we put into it. This house is part of history because of the book and movie KINGS ROLL. Our 41 st President was in the movie in the 40’s. President Regan is highly respected today. Has been mentioned in our last election with high respect. I hope who lives there today realizes that a lot of love was put into that house.

    • BethHBethH says: 244 comments
      1999 Dutchess County, NY

      I love your comment and history! I keep expecting to see the house we restored in the ’80s and ’90s show up here, but it’s been sold twice without making it onto the site. The first people we sold it to kept it EXACTLY as we had done it, for the 18 years they lived there. It really had started to look a bit shabby. Then one of the next owners completely modernized the inside, and I could’ve cried, seeing the pictures.

  7. Teri says: 274 comments

    How cool Cynthia!

  8. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12605 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Originally posted 2013, sold since but is recently back on the market (not a flip.)

    Updated with the new agent and photos, moved to the front page. Comments above may be older.

    Realtor.com is linked up top which has a 3D tour.

  9. RossRoss says: 2443 comments
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    1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
    Emporia, KS

    I curious why the original staircase was replaced?

    • MJGMJG says: 2726 comments
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      Yeah someone in the early 1900 decided it was time for an upgrade. Maybe it got damaged and needed replacement? I too noticed that. Notice how odd the windows on the first floor look? Like they’re upside down?

  10. CindyCindy says: 285 comments
    1866 Italianate/Queen Anne
    Brunswick, MO

    Unique exterior, looks very cozy. Beautiful interior, except the light blue bedroom, new and skimpy woodwork, but all in all very nice.

  11. RosewaterRosewater says: 7558 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Thanks’ to Cora for spottin this one again. It’s been a minute. 😉

    New roof looks great with the brick. Very smart choice of color and pattern there, methinks. New cover shot really shows all the great architectural detail to full advantage. Maybe we’ll see it again in six years. Heheheh.

  12. jillieDjillieD says: 145 comments
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    1952 Ojai, CA

    Very cool house, but I think I would trip over those stairs every time I came in the front door!

  13. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5731 comments
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    1897 Queen Anne Colonial
    Cadiz, OH

    This was a beautiful home when it was shared on these pages back in 2013-still is today. I like the interplay of the gables, especially the slightly different from each other Graham gables which are a mansard roof seen in cross-section. Mr. Bell was indeed a talented architect. Nice to see this house remains in excellent condition-it would make a great forever home for the next owner(s).

  14. AmyBeeAmyBee says: 906 comments
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    1859 Mod Vern Greek Revival
    Lockport, NY

    SOLD 8/28/2019 (Zillow).


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