Richmond, KY

Lost/Demolished
Added to OHD on 6/1/20   -   Last OHD Update: 6/16/20   -   23 Comments

604 W Main St, Richmond, KY 40475

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  • 4 Bed
  • 2.5 Bath
  • 3167 Sq Ft
  • 0.37 Ac.
604 West Main Street is truly a rare find. This prime property is Located on West Main Street directly across from the Richmond Visitor Center and directly beside St Mark Catholic Church. Zoned B-3 "Multifamily" gives this property value beyond imagination. With the ability to create your own multifamily development, this property is a dream come true to the investor who wants to leave their mark on Main Street. Because of its location, close to downtown and Eastern Kentucky University, the desire to own or occupy this property will be overwhelming. Don't let this opportunity pass you by. Schedule a showing or call me today. Owner/Agent
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23 Comments on Richmond, KY

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  1. KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 81 comments
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    I’m “overwhelmed” by the desire to see way more pics of this gorgeous house.

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  2. GearGirlGearGirl says: 206 comments
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    1909 Arts and Crafts
    Scottsdale, AZ

    Gosh this poor house. I want to hug it.

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    • BethanyBethany says: 3468 comments
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      1983 White elephant
      Escondido, CA

      I know it’s an optical illusion but it kind of looks like its sinking slowly into the ground because the ground floor is shorter than the two above it plus the tower, and also has that overhang on the porch making it look even shorter. I love it so much.

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      • MichaelMichael says: 3370 comments
        1979 That 70's show
        Otis Orchards, WA

        I see your point, Bethany. The tall spandrel across the top and the overgrown landscape along the bottom don’t help that illusion. Adding to it is the porch is set down a step from the main floor, which is already set lower to the exterior finish grade than some of the neighboring houses. I wouldn’t be surprised to find out the main floor is just as tall as the floors above! (also based on the number of risers we see on the main staircase)

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      • NailadyNailady says: 215 comments
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        1881 Italianate
        Bonney Lake, WA

        Good eye Bethany! Great house but yes you nailed it. I couldn’t figure out what about it didn’t look right.

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  3. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5732 comments
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    1897 Queen Anne Colonial
    Cadiz, OH

    I looked at the Streetview first since the address is on Main St. As expected, the location is busy with traffic and is in an area gradually transitioning to commercial use as downtown is within walking distance. A parochial school is right next door. A magnificent towered brick Queen Anne being used as a bed & breakfast is about a block away on the opposite side of the street. Looks like the house is being marketed as a rehab candidate. From what is visible of the staircase, I would informally date this house to the late 1870’s-early 1880’s with some Queen Anne style updates in the 1890’s. I think about a dozen more interior photos would be very helpful for prospective buyers to have a better idea about what they would be getting into. Richmond is located along I-75 in eastern KY south of Lexington, the state capital. Richmond is about 26 miles from downtown Lexington so probably within commuting distance. Given that Richmond has a population of over 35,000 and is growing, I think it could be called a small city. Depending on what this house looks like inside, it could have a lot of potential. 2018 property taxes were $1,829 based on an assessment of $180K. I love the staircase!

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      • SherryLynnSherryLynn says: 105 comments
        Marion, AR

        I literally almost spit out my coffee on your remark of living in the bathrooms! 🙂 Too funny and accurate!

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        • I have a little old house I started working on years ago; got distracted with children and life and have moved to another house now, but have never given up hope for that project. Anyway, when I first started and moved in and everything needed pulled out and redone – house didn’t even have plumbing – I lived in the room I made into a bathroom. A relatively large space, put in a claw foot bathtub. The room had a chimney/flue so I installed an old coal/wood parlor furnace, added an old bed (antique metal hospital bed style) in front of wood stove and put my little tv on top of the water heater. It was absolutely wonderful. I had of course a kettle on top of the stove & when I got into the shower, I would leave my towel on top of the kettle. Soooo warm when I reached for it. In the summer, my horse wandered the yard at night and slept outside the window; there was also an outside door beside the bed that I opened in the summer and slept beside. (It had a screen door.) Ah, just typing this I am transported back and am missing that little house 🙁

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    • Minor correction. Lexington is not the state Capitol of Kentucky, instead it’s the city of Frankfort. I live less than 4 miles from this home on the opposite side of the city of Richmond, Kentucky and I work in Lexington as do many others, so your assumption that the commute is doable is correct. Richmond is a grand little city and is growing. There are many old homes like this one throughout this area that need a lot of love. My husband and I are currently restoring an early 1900’s Craftsman and all of our funds are currently tied up with this project or I’d be all over this one and, to be honest, quite a few more in the richmond downtown area. Hopefully someone will purchase this grand old lady and bring her back to her original glory.

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  4. MJGMJG says: 2725 comments
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    CT

    Something squat about that front porch in proportion to the whole building. Like it was an afterthought or put on later.

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  5. John Shirley , I fully agree with you about this house. Richmond though is a very thriving community being the home of Eastern State University. And I do agree with you that it is close to Lexington, KY, Horse Capital of the World, home of Keeneland Race Track, The Red Mile Harness Racing Track and The Kentucky Horse Park. But, Lexington is not the state capitol. That privilege belongs to Frankfort, KY which is about an hours drive. Richmond is also right next door to Berea which is full of art studios and home of Berea College and Renfro Valley (miniature version of Grand Ol Opry but, Renfro Valley is actually older than the Opry) and where many famous country singers were founded like Red Foley and Grandpa Jones. It also has the longest running radio show in the world. Your also close to Daniel Boones, Boonesboro and the Kentucky River. it’s just a lovely place to live. Richmond also has a low crime rate. Being born and raised in Lexington, I have spent a lot of time in Richmond.

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  6. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12620 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    A reader informed me this is pending demolition (and showed me the approved work order.) This may happen sooner than later so time is not on its side. Someone, now is the time! Save it!

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    • JimHJimH says: 5652 comments
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      It’s not clear who or what is driving the possible demolition. The house is one of the town’s landmarks in the West Richmond Historic District, and it would be a crying shame to see it foolishly lost for a parking lot or something!

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    • How close is Richmond KY to Harrodsburg? Can Frank and Kerry take on another? 🙂

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      • Clark5Clark5 says: 5 comments
        1965 Ranch
        Danville, KY

        Hahaha, right?! Harrodsburg is a little over an hour away from Richmond. I am in Danville and attend Eastern Kentucky University. The commute from Lex is easier but I don’t need to do anything onsite anymore so I don’t go often now. I would like to see this place before it is gone!

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  7. KarenZKarenZ says: 1177 comments
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    I hope that someone can save this😢

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    • JimHJimH says: 5652 comments
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      He bought it for $60k in March, tried to double his money and now wants to rip it down. He knew exactly what it needed when he bought it!

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  8. Angie boldly going nowhereAngie boldly going nowhere says: 848 comments
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    Heartbreaking, just heartbreaking!!

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