1896 – Goodland, IN

Added to OHD on 8/1/19   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   10 Comments
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109 W Jasper St, Goodland, IN 47948

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  • $27,500
  • 5 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2614 Sq Ft
  • 0.49 Ac.
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Kathleen Stucker, Stucker Realty
(219) 261-2910
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10 Comments on 1896 – Goodland, IN

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  1. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5547 comments
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    1897 Queen Anne Colonial
    Cadiz, OH

    Goodland was so named because of the superior local soil. It has had a post office since 1861. The small town’s population of about 1,000 residents is smaller than it was in 1900 so a fair number of older homes remain like this example. The town is located northwest of Lafayette, Indiana, a city with a well known university and 70,000 residents. I noted on the map the town has two restaurants and the local Casey’s probably serves as a local convenience store and gas station. A nice park and community Library compliment the small town. Because Goodland is in a sparsely populated area of Indiana, the low selling price makes sense. According to the Google map, Goodland is but 92 miles from downtown Chicago by the shortest route. Lafayette is 41.2 miles via nearby I-65. County roads that connect towns like that which runs in front of this house are routinely cleared of snows first in winter; another potential plus. A closer look at the (enlarged) photos reveals a tarp on the roof and possible needed roofing work. Some evidence of possible water infiltation is visible near the lovely Oak mantel near the staircase. There’s also evidence of some stained glass windows upstairs not shown in the listing. As for style, I’d call this a late Queen Anne with Colonial Revival decorative elements. The unusual window layout indicates a possible planbook origin for the design but it would have not been that difficult for the original property owner to hop on a train to Chicago (or Lafayette) and sought an architect for the distinctive design. Some more vibrant period colors would really wake up the exterior of this house. However, if it were mine, I’d want to tone down that vibrant lime green color in the kitchen.

    • BulldogmamaBulldogmama says: 28 comments
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      1920 Craftsman
      Canby, OR

      I swear! When I find my gorgeous old home, you’re going to be the first person I seek out ? just promise you won’t hold your breath because I live in Portland Oregon so it might be a while $$$$?

      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5547 comments
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        1897 Queen Anne Colonial
        Cadiz, OH

        Thanks for the kind comments. I’m always willing to assist folks with their old house questions if I know or can find the answers. My elderly Mother lives in a small town southeast of Portland but used to live in Milwaukie, a southern Portland suburb. I’m keenly aware of the pricey Portland market. I wish you good luck in finding your dream old house.

  2. BethanyBethany says: 3466 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    When I see a big ole pile of a Queen Anne in Indiana coming up on my feed, I know I’m going to like it and this house did not disappoint. Looking at the street view, my only concern would be whether those neighbors have roosters in that coop or not!

  3. RosewaterRosewater says: 7273 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Very interesting.
    Not too darn far from NW Indiana, US 30 corridor = civilization; right up 65 basically. This could definitely work for retirees.

    Did some digging and found some archived pix from a previous listing. Looks like it was last listed at just under $100K. I’m guessing the current lolo ask may reflect some looting and deterioration which seems to have occurred in the interim. No matter. At that price, there is PLENTY of room to make it right, and not necessarily over-improve. Looks like a deal to me!









  4. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5547 comments
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    1897 Queen Anne Colonial
    Cadiz, OH

    Thanks for sharing the concise but informative history of the James family and their prominent role in the community of Goodland. The town census in 1900 showed 1200 residents (source: Wikipedia) which is a couple of hundred more than the latest estimate (2016) that indicates a population of 1,004.

  5. peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1066 comments
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    1885 Italianate.

    Thanks for the additional pics Rosewater. Shows this house was once a bright shiny star. Could be again!!

  6. AmyBeeAmyBee says: 824 comments
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    1859 Mod Vern Greek Revival
    Lockport, NY

    SOLD 6/27/2019 (Zillow).


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