Gothic Revival in Byron, IL

Added to OHD on 4/3/20   -   Last OHD Update: 5/25/20   -   4 Comments
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10004 N Hoisington Rd, Byron, IL 61010

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  • $100,900
  • Foreclosure
  • 4 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 2500 Sq Ft
  • 10.1 Ac.
The value in this parcel is in the 10+ acres of land. The current home for all practical purposes may be beyond saving but that's up to the new owner. There is an outbuilding which is very usable for shop, garage , and storage. Would make a nice building site as it sits on the top of the hill on Hoisington Rd. Freddie Mac Owner Occupied First Look Program through April 19th, 2020. SELLER WILL NOT COMPLETE ANY REPAIS TO THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, EITHER LENDER OR BUYER REQUESTED. THE PROPERTY IS SOLD IN AS IS CONDITION. All agents and buyers will sign a Hold Harmless Agreement prior to all showing approvals.
Contact Information
Tom Skora, Re/Max Experience
(815) 751-4631
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4 Comments on Gothic Revival in Byron, IL

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  1. From the pictures, it does look like a lot of work is needed – the value IS in the land. This is a really pretty part of Illinois, a bit rolling with nice parks and even a few forests. Unfortunately this may be a bit too close to the Byron Generating Station for some (you can see the cooling towers in the streetview even though they are on the other side of the Rock River).

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  2. JimHJimH says: 5101 comments
    OHD Supporter

    The home of early settler Augustus Toplady Johnston (1819-1871), his wife Lucilda Copeland and their seven children. Born in Ohio, Johnston and his younger brother Amzi moved west to Ogle County after the natives were removed in the Blackhawk War of the 1830’s. Augustus ran a grocery store in the village of Byron on the Rock River, and acquired federal land in the 1840’s where the house was built. After his death, Lucilda and the children operated the farm of 220 acres, including orchards.
    I stayed in a similar home years ago owned by a friend in nearby Grand Detour, where John Deere invented the steel plow in 1837. Unfortunately, that home was torn down in the 1980’s and replaced with a nondescript box. The realtor maybe right about the financial value of this house, but the historic and architectural value is well worth preserving.

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  3. Gregory_KGregory_K says: 457 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Chatsworth, CA

    Wonderful Gothic Revival, worth saving.

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