1881 Second Empire in Saint Joseph, MO

Added to OHD on 4/7/20   -   Last OHD Update: 5/24/20   -   22 Comments
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302 S 11th St, Saint Joseph, MO 64501

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  • $249,900
  • 5 Bed
  • 4.5 Bath
  • 4986 Sq Ft
Charm & character explode from every floor of this beautiful 5 BR/4.5 bath home located on Museum Hill across from the Wyeth-Tootle Mansion. Originally built by Joseph Corby it boasts gorgeous stain glass windows, working 10' pocket doors, 12' ceilings and stunning architecture! Recently updated throughout, it also provides all modern amenities including an enormous kitchen with all new ss appliances, modern bathrooms and expanded closets. Also offers a new roof in 2016, updated electrical with two 400 amp panels.
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Lorrie Ramseier, Keller Williams Realty
(512) 327-3070
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22 Comments on 1881 Second Empire in Saint Joseph, MO

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12220 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Linked up top is the old b&b website that includes some history and photos.

  2. LuvOHDLuvOHD says: 34 comments

    Not quite my style but so beautifully cared-for. And St. Jo is a great place.

  3. RosewaterRosewater says: 7266 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    This house was previously on the market for a good long time. It was schlumpy, but mostly original. It had a lot of fun, quirky, rough but fabulous character. Sigh…

  4. peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1066 comments
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    1885 Italianate.

    Sheesh Louise! It’s all that isn’t it! That door handle.
    Did you see the one down the street on the corner lot? 😳

  5. Tn womanTn woman says: 45 comments
    1972 ranch

    This house is stunning.I wouldn’t change a thing.One of my favorites

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

    St. Joseph must have been quite a wealthy town in it’s day as it is filled with beautiful mansions such as this. I like the details in this home but would want to take back some of the areas to more of it’s original look, one being to strip all the interior woodwork, not brown as they have it now!

    • miles227miles227 says: 248 comments
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      1955 Storybook Ranch
      Northridge, CA

      St. Joseph was the western extent of the country and railroads for awhile. And the eastern end of the Pony Express. It was the β€œjumping” off point for pioneers heading west.

    • St. Joe was my hometown – my family lived there since I was born up until about late 1999 or early 2000 before we moved. When we lived there everyone used to talk about how St. Joe was ‘old money’. There was a time when this city was indeed quite wealthy, but by the time I was born much of that wealth wasn’t being put back into the local economy. As is mentioned, it was the eastern end of the pony express and had railroad connections. It was also the home of the St. Joseph State Hospital, which my great grandma used to call “Old Number Two”, thanks to its antiquated original name, the State Lunatic Asylum Number Two.

      The residential areas of the city are some of the best preserved I’ve seen in my lifetime, with beautiful old mansions lining roads like Hall Street and around the Museum Hill District. Outside of those notable historic districts, many of the older houses were subdivided into apartments and gutted of their original details. Growing up in this city really made me value historic preservation.

      As wonderful as the residential areas of the city are, the downtown area is, unfortunately, robbed of about 3/4ths of its original buildings. The scourge of Urban Renewal tore down entire blocks of historic buildings to make way for parking garages that were so structurally unsound that they were condemned a decade or so after construction.

      If you would like, there is an old website, https://stjosephmemorylane.com/ where you can find pictures of many of the houses you’ve seen here, plus images of ones that have been lost to time – including images of what the city’s old downtown used to look like.

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

        Thanks for the link! It is greatly appreciated. There is quite a lot of great information there that I want to take some time and go through but it’s always great to hear from someone who has lived there!

  7. discerningtastediscerningtaste says: 13 comments
    Vancouver BC,

    When I looked at the picture tile, I thought at first it was a bank πŸ˜‰

    Very beautiful and SO MUCH ROOM! This is too much house for me but it’s beautiful and has a certain charm. Lovely!

  8. SueSue says: 534 comments
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    1802 Cape

    This is one of those houses that I wish came with a floor plan. So big, sooo many rooms. What a treasure this is and how much fun it would be to change back the modern features back to the correct period. Needs laughter and lots of happy times filling it once again.

    • AmyBeeAmyBee says: 826 comments
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      1859 Mod Vern Greek Revival
      Lockport, NY

      Take a look at the Corby Manor link above. The floor plans are there along with an interesting history.

  9. MJGMJG says: 2392 comments
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    There certainly is potential here. This can be really turned into a stunning mansion.
    I do love the old stained glass transom windows and woodwork in the house. Not a huge fan of the handles they put on all the pocket doors.

  10. AmyBeeAmyBee says: 826 comments
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    1859 Mod Vern Greek Revival
    Lockport, NY

    Magnificent details, but couldn’t find anything to substantiate the *ghost* claims.

  11. Gregory_KGregory_K says: 450 comments
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    Chatsworth, CA

    Lovely house, unexpected exterior design, beautifully maintained. Impressive woodwork.
    However, I would recreate the wall removed from the kitchen to the front hall. There is a problem with opening the kitchen like that because of the noise. Kitchens are not quiet places, and opening it to the hall will allow the noise to drift through the house and upstairs.


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