c. 1870/1911 – Atchison, KS

Added to OHD on 8/31/19   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   20 Comments
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1110 Division St, Atchison, KS 66002

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  • $124,900
  • 4 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 1700 Sq Ft
  • 0.22 Ac.
Remarkable 4 bedroom home built in 1856. The craftsmanship is just unbelievable! Beautiful woodwork, 2 large living rooms, a large formal dining room, and a beautiful, updated kitchen including appliances that stay. Main floor master bedroom with gorgeous master bath. Laundry room/mud room on the main floor with built-ins and washer & dryer that stay. Three large bedrooms with lots of closet space and another full bath. Covered front porch, off-street parking and barn style garage on a level lot.
Contact Information
Dan Pickman, Colonial Realty Inc.
(913) 360-9650
OHD Notes
From the Kansas Historical Society "Originally constructed circa 1870, the Schmitt House was remodeled in 1911 to reflect its current Neoclassical-style appearance. Paul Schmitt acquired the one-and-a-half story, side gabled house in 1911, which was adjacent to his family-run grocery business. The property was nominated as a good example of vernacular architecture. "
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20 Comments on c. 1870/1911 – Atchison, KS

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11916 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    There are a few more listing photos on the agency site showing more views of the interior.

    • SomedaySomeday says: 9 comments
      Tucson, AZ

      Kelly this house takes my breath away and makes my heart skip a beat! How hard would it be to add a feature to this website to be able to save our favorites? Maybe subscribers with the technical abilities could volunteer their time? I have the time and could work with someone who has the know how to train me lol.

      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11916 comments

        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        There was a favorites feature but I had to get rid of it. There wasn’t enough people using it to justify hiring a developer to fix it. I’m not sure there will be a new favorites feature anytime soon. Others have saved favorites on Pinterest or using browser bookmarks.

      • TorgyTorgy says: 174 comments
        1964 Brick Ranch
        Denver, CO

        Hello Someday. You can click on Realtor.com and sign in. Save what you want. They will email you updates. No agent will contact you. You just save your favorites. You find them under you name in Realtor.com in the upper rh corner. Hope this helps.
        ps. I don’t know how to see if someone responds to any of our posts. So I hope you receive this. 🙂

  2. SharonSharon says: 604 comments
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    2001 Contemporary
    Sedalia, MO

    Awwwww, that light fixture!

  3. JimHJimH says: 5119 comments
    OHD Supporter

    The 1910 Sanborn map shows the house behind the owner’s grocery store – top left:

    The owner Paul J. Schmitt (1885-1955) married Corina Katharina Schaefer in 1911 and rebuilt the original house that year. The roof and facade were completely changed and the interior remodeled – not much of the older house is visible. The garage was built as an ice house and meat locker. The Schmitt family owned the house until 1980.

  4. BethanyBethany says: 3434 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    A few trendier updates I could live without but the bones and the woodwork are gorgeous!

  5. Sandy BSandy B says: 808 comments
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    2001 craftsman farmhouse
    Bainbridge Island, WA

    Love how the spoke muntin pattern at the porch is repeated in the windows……whichever came first, it’s well done. It is a charming house and at a charming price. I’m always amazed at the wide disparity of prices in different parts of the country.

  6. StevenFStevenF says: 791 comments
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    1969 Regency
    Nashville, TN

    This is a cute house! Curb appeal is excellent. It’s a steal!

  7. I’m in love with this house! Wish it were in the New England area! However. I am wondering about the build dates, even if it’s 1850 how did they nest the place? I see no fireplaces.

    But I truly need to know why a medicine cabinet in front of kitchen sink? Odd! Anyone have a clue?

    • BettyAnnBettyAnn says: 141 comments
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      I was wondering if it might be a milk box. The deliveryman would take away your empties and leave bottles of fresh milk and cream.

      • dunamovindunamovin says: 160 comments

        Could be electric panel cover. I’ve seen a couple of these. Rather than an expensive move just hide it.

      • Hmm? Call me paranoid but knowing that the milkman would be dropping off milk with access to my kitchen via a cupboard door…just freaks me out! Wish I could ask the owner. Nice looking but I’d move my sink as I’ve always loved to wash dishes looking out the window! Grew up doing just that and to this day I still love to hand wash dishes. Lol and mowing the lawn! Cooking not so much. Need a chef.

        • Laurie W.Laurie W. says: 1706 comments
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          1988 Greek Revival Wannabe in beautiful countryside

          It’s pretty surely a milk box. We had one when I was a kid, very handy — for milk as explained above, also for cooling pies when they came from the oven. (There’s an outside door to a milk box too.) Although our milkman had come to our house for so many years, he just walked into the kitchen & put the bottles in the fridge, said Good Morning, with a smile, took the empties from the box & left as we headed to the school bus. Nothing yucky about it; it’s a cozy memory.

          Adorable exterior — I’d like to see what it looked like originally.

  8. peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1064 comments
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    1885 Italianate.

    Could it be a cabinet to contain soaps etc ? Darling house,a lot of things I love, would take the bathroom back to more original looking, but that’s it!

  9. CarebearCarebear says: 1146 comments
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    I love this house! Love the entry, the windows, the original doorknobs, the hardwood floors…the only thing I don’t care for, is the kitchen floor. Are house prices in this area usually this low? Because this wonderful house has got a nice, low price!

  10. What a beautiful place I love it. I love everything about it. Just wish it were a place where I could live.

  11. SomedaySomeday says: 9 comments
    Tucson, AZ

    I’d pack my bags and move right in to this beauty if I could! I personally don’t mind the modern touches (probably because I wouldn’t have the budget to restore everything.)

  12. KarenZKarenZ says: 1153 comments
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    I really love this house! Fabulous curb appeal and I actually don’t mind some of the updates.

  13. ALAL says: 228 comments

    Awesome house! So well kept too. 1856 and it’s as sparkly and clean as a new build in pictures. Glad to see someone has taken care if this treasure.


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