1889 Queen Anne in Findlay, OH – $649,900

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Added to OHD on 4/6/20   -   Last OHD Update: 7/21/20   -   20 Comments
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904 S Main St, Findlay, OH 45840

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  • $649,900
  • 5 Bed
  • 5 Bath
  • 5960 Sq Ft
  • 0.46 Ac.
This magnificent 1889 Queen Ann Historical home has been lovingly restored to it's current museum quality. The owner has removed layers of paint and was delighted to find original artwork and designs that have been restored. This includes replicating the intricate details of the original room borders and gold leaf details. This home boasts 5 BR, 5 BA, 10 fireplaces, large stained-glass window on the grand staircase and detailed woodwork and doors while offering updates to wiring, plumbing, carpet, baths and kitchen.
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Judy Geyer, ERA Geyer Noakes Realty Group
(419) 423-0001
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20 Comments on 1889 Queen Anne in Findlay, OH – $649,900

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  1. Beautiful Victorian Mansion, It would look even more grand restoring the top of the tower.

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  2. doesnotsuckwavecable-comdoesnotsuckwavecable-com says: 139 comments
    PORT ORCHARD, WA

    Such beautiful fireplaces! Just gorgeous, every one. Awesome staircase, too. Breathtaking, really.

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  3. RosewaterRosewater says: 6332 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Sunbursts abound! Ohhh yeaaahhh – this place is deeeeluxe. Doesn’t get much better than this one. That little turret/dormer with the bowed glass windows is too much! WOW..
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    Phenomenally elegant, substantial brick construction; expertly restored!

    A peek from the very private side:
    https://www.google.com/maps/@41.0304907,-83.6506979,3a,61.1y,181.57h,101.53t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sCT7l55h2S_2Re3u34DiW4A!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

    Did it have a tower originally? Probably. This contemporary is at 1109 Main.
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    I have a feeling that some of the mantles and period light fixtures are antique replacements installed by the ADMIRABLE current owner to replace some which were likely missing. SO nicely done if so. This one seems stylistically out of place; but it is no less my favorite! Clipped.
    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/41-904smainst0406.jpg
    The fixture in the front parlor is fascinating. Here is an enhanced shot = (best I could do):
    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/findlay-oh-1889-a.jpg

    That upper, living hall with fireplace and round, covered porch is super uber choice. Woof.
    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/38-904smainst0406.jpg

    My favorite room is the looong DR, with it’s rad, side porch! Mmmmmm.
    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/291-904smainst0406.jpg

    One of the very, very finest homes of this form that I’ve ever seen. Just spectacular. Good grief. I’ll be lingering over this one for days.

    A++ to the owner. Lucky buyer!

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  4. I live 2 blocks from this house. From the book Families and Facades by Paul and Bauman:
    -The house was built with a second floor bathroom. An outhouse was also built across the alley in case the main bathroom was too odorous.
    -cost to build was $12,000
    -In 1982, the house stood vacant for a time and was vandalized. Stained glass windows and two parlor mantels were removed. Later, the items were located in a suburb of Cleveland but were never returned as the insurance company had already paid off the claim.
    -The current owners have lived there since 1987.

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    • I wonder if the stolen items are still known where located, and could possibly be bought and returned? That would be a great story.

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    • JimHJimH says: 5039 comments
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      Thanks! The house was purchased in 1987 by Army vet and Harvard educated attorney John H. “Jack” Stroh (1931-2010), who had moved to Findlay to take a position with Marathon Oil. His 2nd wife Marilyn, now widow and owner, said he bought the house to woo her, and they worked together to restore it. Nice story!
      The house has some similar features (like the conical-roofed porch and dormers) to the Bigelow House, and may also have been designed by local architect Henry Oswald Wurmser (1857-1933). The owner was attorney John Poe (1849-1909), a descendant of early settlers to the area.

      https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2020/02/20/1889-queen-anne-findlay-oh/

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  5. PhillipPhillip says: 260 comments
    1910 Tudor/craftsman mix

    certainly one of the best queen anne mansions that you have ever posted, the restoration was done with wonderful taste, that woodwork and those windows, just incredible. I think what i especially love is how open and flowing the floor plan of this one is. A treasure and let us hope the buyer knows that and keeps it just like it is.

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  6. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11791 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Thanks to Amanda!

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  7. MJGMJG says: 1789 comments
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    CT

    WOW. This house is a true Gem. And though sad that the tower has been lost, so much remains and people have done a great job restoring it.

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    • JimHJimH says: 5039 comments
      OHD Supporter

      What’s your take on the ceiling and cove decoration? The owner had said that they found unspecified original finishes under the paint, and I suspect at least the parlor is restored original. There’s some typical 90’s stuff there as well, but thankfully not an overload of busy “period” wallpaper.

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      • MJGMJG says: 1789 comments
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        CT

        Hi Jim. It’s so hard for me to tell in the front hall because I can’t get a clear picture. I saw a similar frieze in a 1910 house so it’s hard to tell if that’s part of an original restoration or maybe a turn of the century remodel. Like in the Hackley Mansion in Michigan they discover two and a third remnant friezes in several rooms. The parlor could really be authentic. I agree about the busy “period” wallpaper. That room is delicate. Pictures 15 and 16 I wonder about as well. It’s so hard to see in the photos. The shapes and colors remind me of an aesthetic movement design I saw in a mansion in Australia. Maybe Villa Alba.

  8. AlanAlan says: 48 comments
    1948 Cape Cod/Bungalow?
    Davisville, WV

    You can make out enough to know there was a third-floor room and then the roof. It would have been most impressive if they had left it intact. I’ve been through Findlay a number of times. Unfortunately, I was driving a tractor-trailer and could not stop to really look at the beautiful homes they have.

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  9. JTGJTG says: 36 comments
    1834 Greek Revival
    Boston - Metrowest, MA

    I am usually not a fan of the “bricktorian” That said, this house is special, although probably due to the current owner’s passion for the restoration. I say this as an architect. the rooms are not over-done, but instead nicely done. I can picture Mark Hanna or Governor McKinley ascending the steps to conduct business inside.

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