c. 1839 – Marion Junction, AL – $149,900

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Added to OHD on 3/28/20   -   Last OHD Update: 10/13/20   -   22 Comments
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5950 County Road 29, Marion Junction, AL 36759

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  • $149,900
  • 5 Bed
  • 3 Bath
  • 4578 Sq Ft
  • 2.69 Ac.
C. 1839 Forte-Randall located on 2.69 acres, this outstanding home has been in the Randall family over 100 years. In 1925 columns, sun room and porte cochere were added. Now 4,578 sq. ft, 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, tremendous center hall, double parlors, gracious dining room, and kitchen with sitting area, it's a treasure!
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Kay Beckett, Bill Mackey Real Estate
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22 Comments on c. 1839 – Marion Junction, AL – $149,900

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12222 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    This started out as a Greek Revival, the 1920’s update either replaced or put back columns.

  2. peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1066 comments
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    1885 Italianate.

    Whatever it was or is now, they left the bomb kitchen fireplace

  3. bobbi says: 1 comments

    oh my!!!!!!!!! is that an original hearth for cooking in the kitchen? and surely not a beehive oven next to it?? is the kitchen detached from the house?

  4. BethanyBethany says: 3466 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    What a fantastic house! I just love its lived-in condition, 70’s era kitchen and all.

  5. Deborah W Mann says: 143 comments

    In love with the kitchen fireplace!

  6. MimiMimi says: 187 comments
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    Rochester, MN

    Exquisite home!

  7. akd1953 says: 188 comments

    The description says in 1925 the columns, sunroom and porte cochere were added to the house. I think the house would be more attractive without them and I would remove them.

  8. It looks like there’s a train depot across the street. Lovely home!

  9. Betty Day says: 1 comments

    Is this still on the market

  10. Marshel CunninghamMarshel Cunningham says: 62 comments
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    1817 Log home
    Montevallo, AL

    Yes, there are train tracks. Marion Junction is the “junction” of the train tracks a few miles below the 1817 town of Marion, Alabama, where I taught school. I was offered a house there in 1992 for $5,000. It was a family home and they wanted a new owner who would put the money into restoration. I ended up buying an 1835 house in town, on two acres, for $18K. Today the towns are doing well, making progress, have many organizations to help with growth and development, and many fine families, old and new, to restore and maintain the houses. Marion is about 1 1/2 hours south of Birmingham, Alabama. If you want a nice quiet house in the country, this would be the place. The other old house owners and the historical society are fully supportive. The town of Marion has two colleges ( A private girl’s school founded before the Civil War, and a Military School also founded before the Civil War. The military school is now a state Jr. College. Marion Junction is a collection of houses with great people and beautiful countryside.

  11. MichaelMichael says: 2959 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    It’s a charming house. The columns out front definitely change the look of the house. I love the train station across the street!


  12. slcraftslcraft says: 37 comments
    1925 American Foursquare
    Richmond, VA

    Can someone help my solve the mystery as to why there are so many fireplaces but no chimneys visible in any of the pictures? Do I have the ‘Rona? What gives peeps?

    • MJGMJG says: 2394 comments
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      I can’t see any external chimney or chimneys either. I wonder if they had been removed instead of re-pointed. Some people do that if they can’t afford the cost of repairing if the cost is drastic. There appears to be half a chimney on the back kitchen wing. Maybe that’s where the original fireplace was. Inside there seems to be modern wanna be antique fire place for cooking. Maybe its installed in front of the original opening. None the less, the fire place on the back looks cut off as well.

  13. AugusdoAugusdo says: 25 comments
    1911 Farmhouse
    Loretto, TN

    The kitchen fireplace, while nice, looks like a seventies addition. Oddly, it only appears to be about 7 feet high on the outside of the house.

    • MJGMJG says: 2394 comments
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      I was just about to say that. The color and style of the brick wreak of the 70s or 80s. Even the inside firebox. They didn’t use that type of cinder block. I know some are going nuts over it, but I will have to go against the populous of the board here and say I’d have it pulled out!

  14. I’m so in love with this house? Does anyone know where I could find a decent job around here? I’ll move in a heartbeat 😍


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