c. 1884 Queen Anne – Newberry, SC

Added to OHD on 9/17/19   -   Last OHD Update: 9/3/20   -   11 Comments
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709 Caldwell St, Newberry, SC 29108

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  • $125,000
  • 5 Bed
  • 3 Bath
  • 3480 Sq Ft
  • 1 Ac.
The Boozer- Cannon House is listed on the National Historic Register and was built in 1884 by architect Cam Davis. This Victorian home clearly has elegant "bones, " and is well worth preserving. It's located in a neighborhood that includes many stately old homes that have been preserved or renovated. Downtown Newberry is just a few blocks away, along with the Newberry Opera House and the Newberry Museum. The house is situated on a HUGE lot that extends from Caldwell Street to Nance Street. There are 2 outbuildings on the property, and the house itself is 3 stories. Virtually every room in this glorious home has hardwood floors and a fireplace. There are 4-6 bedrooms. (2 are on the main floor and could be put to use as a parlor, den, or office instead.) There's a formal dining room, plus 2 large parlors at the front of the house. Each room has special architectural details like built-ins, moldings, or fretwork. On the 3rd floor, there's a large unfinished attic. Leading the way up all 3 flights of steps is a beautiful window with multicolored panes of glass. This piece of history is being sold AS IS to someone who will restore it. Much of the demolition and prep work for restoration has already been done. There's all new plumbing and electrical wiring, and a new HVAC system has been purchased and awaits your installation. A clawfoot tub has been installed in each bathroom - just wait until you step down into the master bathroom and see the windows surrounding the elegant tub!
Contact Information
Jeff Riley, Keller Williams Realty
(803) 467-6440
OHD Notes
From the National Register report: "Boozer-Cannon House. Built ca. 1888, this asymmetrical Victorian residence is of two stories and weatherboarded. It features two over two sash, a multi gabled roof covered with pressed sheet metal and a first story wraparound porch. The porch roof displays entrance and corner paneled pediments. Its turned balustrade connects both single and coupled small wood Tuscan columns atop paneled wood pedestals. A left two-story bay has a bracketed projecting pediment. Metal finials surmount the roof gables. The house was built by "Cam" Davis for Thomas Q. Boozer. "
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11 Comments on c. 1884 Queen Anne – Newberry, SC

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12220 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I included the 1980 Register reports photo showing what it looked like then.

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  2. MJGMJG says: 2392 comments
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    CT

    I want this house just for the fretwork and staircase! The portiere pole still has its wood rings on it. I’m always disappointed when all the plaster is pulled out. It means If there was any elaborate paint work, stenciling or painting, which was quite popular in the 1880s, its now gone forever and can’t be exposed. Though I’m sure 95 percent of the population would never investigate through the layers of paint like I would LOL.

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12220 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      The Register report stated the home in 1980 had been empty and was deteriorating. It’s possible the home sat for many years without maintenance and the plaster was not savable. Or whatever other reasons it was easier to remove than try to repair.

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      • MJGMJG says: 2392 comments
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        CT

        I assumed there was a good reason for it. Plaster isn’t as solid as people think. It can be fragile if the house is vacant. Mark Twain needed to replace his 20 year old ceiling after leaving the house vacant during one of his Lecture tours around Europe. So that ceiling was replaced and years later when they were doing paint analysis they got down to plaster quicker than the walls. The entire ornamental ceiling had been lost. But the museum made a design based on the walls since the Tiffany stenciled did the same in the other two rooms.

        The good news now with the current house is that someone could insulate or is rewire or plumbing if necessary.

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  3. dunamovindunamovin says: 179 comments

    Sad as it seems sometimes it’s not cost effective to save plaster. I would rather save the whole house and sacrifice the plaster. ?

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  4. CindyCindy says: 267 comments
    1866 Italianate/Queen Anne
    Brunswick, MO

    This house could be a gem when restored. Oh my gosh, that fretwork is amazing. I hope someone rescues it soon.

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  5. GypsyGypsy says: 220 comments
    New ext, vintage int.

    Thomas Boozer was my 3rd great aunt’s father. She was already married at the time this home was built though.

    When I saw “Newberry” and “Boozer”, I was quite surprised.

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  6. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5542 comments
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    1897 Queen Anne Colonial
    Cadiz, OH

    Surprisingly fine interior here. I’d place the house in the “good bones” category but with great potential. Thank goodness they left the “good stuff” inside. Fully restored and painted in period colors, this home would be outstanding.

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