1877 Italianate – Merrillville, IN

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111 E 73rd Ave, Merrillville, IN 46410

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  • $184,500
  • 2 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2064 Sq Ft
  • 5.88 Ac.
Unique and amazing opportunity to own an important piece of Merrillville history with the stately Morgan-Skinner-Boyd Homestead. The original section of this National Historic Registered Italianate style brick home was built in 1877 and a kitchen addition was added about 1900, along with a one-story, wood frame addition. Loaded with character and charm, the house has a beautiful ornate cupola and porches with Eastlake Movement decoration. Features include original interior woodwork, hardwood floors, arched windows, tin ceilings, a claw foot bathtub in one of the 2 bathrooms, a kitchen with a huge pantry and a farmhouse sink and a basement with a brick floor. The home is situated on approximately 6 lovely acres that also includes a pump house and a milk shed. Owners of National Historic Landmark properties have access to financial benefits for restoration work. Bring your vision and love for old homes and restore this gem back to its original glory! Call for your private showing.today!
Contact Information
Beth Doherty, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - New Buffalo
(773) 255-3534 / (269) 469-3950
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5 Comments on 1877 Italianate – Merrillville, IN

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11869 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Thanks to the agent for sharing her listing with us.

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  2. 67drake67drake says: 269 comments
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    1993, hey I’m still looking! Boring
    Iowa County , WI

    This months winner in my “House I have to have” contest.

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  3. JimHJimH says: 5101 comments
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    A log cabin was built on this property by the first settler at Merrillville in 1835. This impressive home was constructed for lumberman Gilbert Morgan (1819-1907), whose main residence at Chicago was lost in the 1871 fire. The Boyd family occupied the house for over a century and ran a large farm – an immense barn just west of the house was a local landmark before its demolition around 1980. A wonderful old farmstead only an hour from the city.

    https://archive.org/details/apictorialhistoryofmerrillville1/page/n15

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  4. evelynwalkerevelynwalker says: 95 comments
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    Oakland, CA

    I love Italianates!

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  5. KateSheldonKateSheldon says: 46 comments
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    1947 Ranch
    N Hollywood, CA

    Does the cupola have any use besides looking interesting? I am wondering what the size is since I can’t tell from the photo.

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