c. 1880 Queen Anne in Crawfordsville, IN

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Added to OHD on 11/5/19   -   Last OHD Update: 4/17/20   -   8 Comments

415 S Washington St, Crawfordsville, IN 47933

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  • $150,000
  • 5 Bed
  • 4 Bath
  • 4597 Sq Ft
Former Fraternity House, Lots Of Space, Beautiful Woodwork, Ornate Stairway, Fireplaces, Pocket Doors, Finished Attic, 5+ Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Some Newer Windows, Numerous Possibilities: Single Family, Multi Family, Special Use
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Greg Morrison, Davis Morrison Realty
(765) 362-5878
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8 Comments on c. 1880 Queen Anne in Crawfordsville, IN

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12626 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    The staircase, what can you say? The stripper pole, what can you say?

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    • MikeMike says: 385 comments
      1886 Queen Anne
      IL

      You don’t see many original stripper poles in that condition…but I would be concerned about lead paint; you may want to strip the pole before you strip ON the pole… Seriously, this house is BEGGING to be rescued; can you imaging that staircase once it and the rest of the house has been restored?? And I wonder what we would find under all of that 60s siding…

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    • JoeJoe says: 773 comments
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      1820 Federal
      Baltimore, MD

      This song was a favorite of mine when it came out. I was 13. For those who like the stripper pole:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyPc4mQgysk

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    • MichaelMichael says: 3385 comments
      1979 That 70's show
      Otis Orchards, WA

      It did say it was a frat house which explains the stripper pole, even if it is in bad taste. What I wasn’t expecting was the staircase. That is nothing short of epic! It would be nice to see the exterior restored to something resembling it’s former self.

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    • MJGMJG says: 2725 comments
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      CT

      Kelly, at first I thought you were referring to the columns on the staircase as stripper poles. I was thinking “why is she saying that?”

      Something about this staircase is odd to me though. Look at the way the fretwork along the top looks like it was pasted there. It doesn’t sit nicely against the columns. As if either the ceiling was lowered by a foot and it was moved, or the whole stair came from a different place. I can’t image that being built that way. I could be wrong though, as the pictures are HD. Hell I’d buy this house for that staircase alone!

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  2. MJGMJG says: 2725 comments
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    CT

    I can’t even believe that staircase is in that house. Its so incredibly bold and oversized for such a low ceiling house. I love it!

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  3. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5747 comments
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    1897 Queen Anne Colonial
    Cadiz, OH

    The outside of this house looks very unassuming until you go inside. I’ve seen grand mansions with staircases that did not outshine this impressive example. I do agree that something seems off on the scale so perhaps the ceiling in front of the staircase was once higher or some other changes were made. I doubt that the staircase wasn’t original to the house with all of it small lavish details still intact. I definitely see a diamond in the rough here but it will take some time and effort to bring it back. Way before the popularity of stripper poles, Crawfordsville was known as the “Athens of of Indiana” due to the small community’s academic enterprises (more info: https://indianapublicmedia.org/momentofindianahistory/athens-indiana/ ) Despite the classic “Animal House” stereotypical image of a frat house, this particular home appears to have not been excessively abused. If it were mine, I’d restore and retain the old pool table as a relic of the frat house days. The staircase, by the way, appears to be from the early 1890’s with the Colonial Revival mantel with columns from still a bit later. It would be nice to find an early photo of this near-mansion level home-I bet it would reveal a lot more than we can see today. Nice house, overall.

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  4. nicnic says: 86 comments

    I just can’t get this house out of my head (for more than one reason:). So much potential here. It’s at the corner of a busy intersection which is both good and bad. Traffic noise, yes, but the front street is only three blocks to downtown Crawfordsville and all it has to offer, and the side street by the house is only three blocks to Wabash College campus and all it has to offer. I am in the same situation at my current residence (1 block to downtown, 7 blocks to college campus) and love it. I sold my car.
    And don’t hate me, but I would keep the stripper pole in place as a classic momento of the house’s former life. OK, for the sake of the kids I would tone it down a bit by casually incorporating it into the room decor, but it would still be there as a conversation piece:)

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