1876 – Petersburg, IL

Added to OHD on 3/21/20   -   Last OHD Update: 8/5/20   -   5 Comments
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324 W Jackson St, Petersburg, IL 62675

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  • $267,900
  • 5 Bed
  • 5.5 Bath
  • 4539 Sq Ft
Chance of a lifetime to own a piece of history. This 1876 Eastlake Victorian. Built in 1876 by the Honorable Nathanial Branson, on Petersburg's highest hill w/ a stunning view of the river valley.Incudes an elevator installed in 1952, 9 gorgeous fireplaces, walnut staircase, transom windows above the doors, 12 ft ceilings, pocket doors, original plaster medallions on ceilings accent chandeliers, SS appliances, Semi ADA compliant for BnB guests.14 inch foundation walls. 3 dryers, 2 washers, tile roof on garage. SEE: www.bransonhousebnb.com Sold as is.
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(217) 725-2505
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5 Comments on 1876 – Petersburg, IL

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  1. Woeisme says: 153 comments

    I loves me some transom windows! What a beauty she is. the chimneys, trim work, and that great kitchen and walk in showers.(I know some prefer house age appropriate kitchens and baths)

  2. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 1165 comments
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    1875 Limestone house
    Langeais, Loire Valley,

    Beautiful house and woodwork, love the stenciling.

    Not sure about the eastlake description given in the listing. The house being a tad older than the 1880-90s, the marble fireplaces, newel post, these things look older and maybe a later remodel happened there?

    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5426 comments
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      1897 Queen Anne Colonial
      Cadiz, OH

      Yes, I believe this house probably started out as a mansard roofed Second Empire (1870’s) but saw a major remodeling in the mid 1880’s with added Queen Anne details. Not a bad combination from an aesthetic viewpoint. I personally have a fondness for ornate interiors like this one. Eastlake was a type of ornament/decoration that was home grown in the U.S. by designers inspired by the “hints” provided by English arbiter of tastes, Charles Locke Eastlake. His book Hints on Household Taste, published in Great Britain in 1868 and in the U.S. in 1872 was a runaway best seller on both sides of the Atlantic. However, history records he was very disappointed after being shown what was created in the U.S. under the name Eastlake. “Extravagant and Bizarre” was his assessment of it.

  3. WoodyWoody says: 68 comments
    1962 Mid Century
    Rome, GA

    Wow! This house is so wonderful I just want to move into it now.

  4. CindyCindy says: 263 comments
    1866 Italianate/Queen Anne
    Brunswick, MO

    Gorgeous house, love everything about it. Too bad I’m getting too old to clean a house as large as this one. sigh


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