c. 1920 – Fort Payne, AL

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Added to OHD on 11/29/19   -   Last OHD Update: 7/23/20   -   6 Comments
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807 Alabama Ave NW, Fort Payne, AL 35967

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  • $72,900
  • 7 Bed
  • 6.5 Bath
  • 3864 Sq Ft
  • 0.27 Ac.
GIANT MAGNOLIAS FRAME THE ENTRANCE! This vintage home, built in 1920, offers many possibilities. There are 3 separate living areas, each with living room, kitchen, bedrooms and baths. 3, 800+- sq. ft. Total 7 bedrooms and 6.5 baths. Perfect for a large household, extended families or rental options. Includes wood floors, elegant crown moldings and much more. Updated breaker boxes. Gas tank- less Water Heater. Storage in basement. Large wrap porch gives you the perfect place to relax in the shade. Beautiful yard. Added parking in rear. Conveniently located in downtown Fort Payne.
Contact Information
Chris Wilson, Exp Realty
(888) 923-5547
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6 Comments on c. 1920 – Fort Payne, AL

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11875 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Reminder that I don’t allow house inspections via listing photos. https://www.oldhousedreams.com/comment-policy/

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    • DaveDave says: 260 comments
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      1875 Queen Ann/Stick
      Des Moines, IA

      Amen. I have purchased quite a number of old houses to restore, none of which would have been up to building codes or pass an inspection. Many would not pass even AFTER I restored them because I chose to keep certain elements unaltered for their charm, quirkiness, or just because I loved them. Never lost a sale when I was finished either! Every house, even newer ones, have things that would not pass the scrutiny of a licensed inspector. Anyway, we are all here because we love old houses; not because they may or may not be up to current building standards.

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  2. GearGirlGearGirl says: 205 comments
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    1909 Victorian
    Scottsdale, AZ

    Aww heck what’d I miss?! Did someone post up an inspection?

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  3. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5356 comments
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    1897 Queen Anne Colonial
    Cadiz, OH

    I was ready to go along with the 1920 date until I saw the mantel which if original cannot date much past 1900. I therefore suspect that the house may have had a major remodel/upgrade around the 1920’s. The double entry doors and two over two pane windows are consistent with a Victorian era home although that’s about all I can say with any certainty. I agree that “inspections” derived from listing photos can be very misleading. For example, in the Queen Anne style Weaver house in tiny Dunkirk, IN, the attic listing photo made me think it was fairly spacious and nicely finished out in bead board. When I actually toured the house, the attic space is very cramped with ceilings less than 6 feet high so its only suitable for young children to use as a play area. Any valid house inspection has to be either in person, or better, via a licensed house inspector that produces a written condition report.

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  4. OfftocampOfftocamp says: 27 comments
    Sewickley, PA

    Does anyone know what the purpose was to have 2 exterior doors right beside each other?

    • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 1013 comments
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      Paired entry doors have fallen in and out of fashion for a long time. In colonial times their use was limited to public structures such as taverns. Double doors would outwardly express a public function, and their use allowed for improved ventilation and the accommodation of large numbers of people.

      By the mid-19th century, paired doors became fashionable in residential structures. Aside from fashion, though, they served a purpose in that their use made it much easier to move large furnishings in and out of a house when needed. The posted house appears to date to the 1880’s.

      Paired doors fell out of favor in the early 20th century but were revived later on, enjoying a smaller revival from the 50’s through the 70’s. They’ll be back again!

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