c. 1890 – Wyoming, IL

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211 W Williams St, Wyoming, IL 61491

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  • $119,900
  • 4 Bed
  • 2.5 Bath
  • 3130 Sq Ft
  • 0.41 Ac.
Take a peek at this spectacular Victorian style home. This magnificent home features three spacious levels of living and relaxation. Feel at home with the great curb appeal and the wrap around porch, but feel like Royalty in this massive 3,000 sqft, 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home that contains beautiful Butternut & Oak woodwork, leaded glass windows, 3 fireplaces, a sun room, 3.5 stall garage, and a pull-down attic which can be used as an additional rec room or family room which provides an additional 800 sqft. The home sits on a nice corner lot and is truly one of a kind in Wyoming. All major appliances are 12 years old, except the dryer which is only two years old, water heater is 12 years of age, and the roof had a tear off 18 years ago. Do not miss out on this wonderful opportunity.
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Adam Merrick, Adam Merrick Real Estate
(855) 274-4231
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16 Comments on c. 1890 – Wyoming, IL

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  1. MBelloniMBelloni says: 40 comments
    1860 Italianate
    Brownsburg, IN

    Is that transom hardware I see in the bedroom picture?

  2. Great restoration potential. Needs a lot of work.

  3. The outside Queen Anne is gorgeous. Looks solid, wouldn’t take much to make her a “wow” home again. The kitchen walls are…..interesting?

  4. DianeEGDianeEG says: 587 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1896 Farmhouse W/Swedish roots
    Rural, IL

    Wyoming is a nice little town 30 miles from Peoria, 40 from Galesburg and 50 from the Quad Cities – a bedroom community surrounded by farmland.

  5. darladarla says: 157 comments
    Commerce City, CO

    Wyoming, IL is growing by leaps and bounds — 1,429 at the 2010 census, up from 1,424 in 2000.

  6. Angie boldly going nowhereAngie boldly going nowhere says: 840 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Heehee!! A population growth of five WOULD make a difference over a period of ten years, eh? Your comment had me laughing out loud, darla! Thanks!

  7. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5731 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1897 Queen Anne Colonial
    Cadiz, OH

    Lovely house here with a picturesque exterior suggesting an architect’s design and potential mansion status inside. The interior, however, is more middle-class in the level of finishes and details visible. Some later 19th century Victorian homes fit into the understated category-i.e., they feature a rather plain exterior with a palatial finished interior. Others have all of their architectural “bling” visible on the exterior while inside there’s much less architectural drama. I feel this house fits into the latter category. That said, its still a very comfortable looking home.

    Imagine this house carefully painted in period colors? (three or more harmonious shades) It would visually transform this fine home into a showplace. In streetview, the house has a commanding presence with its vertical emphasis. Wyoming, IL, appears similar to many other smaller towns in western Illinois. The $3K in taxes are reasonable by Illinois standards but are based on an under $40K assessment. I know that some folks in Illinois believe its somewhat risky to paint and fix up an old house’s exterior which could cause tax valuations to increase. Were the house to be assessed at the current listing price, taxes could be in the $6-7K annual range.

    I consider the western Illinois region to be very promising for finding affordable old houses. Almost every town we visited in the region last Fall had old house bargains. Here’s one I spied in streetview in Wyoming, Illinois, almost hidden by thick landscaping, which I’d be curious to know more about: https://goo.gl/maps/eDPyTQmvLAsx7w2T7 The region must have been very prosperous a century or more ago. Nice looking downtown in Wyoming’s Streetview and it appears to be within easy walking distance of this house. Overall, the town looks very walkable as well. Nice find!

  8. RichMRichM says: 42 comments

    John, you are right. The house is very nice looking with a simple exterior. The house has excellent features like the windows with the curved glass the ceiling detail on the front porch. But the house exterior is in tough shape. Front porch curved stonework is falling off where water got in there, the gutters are falling off the house, soffits are bad and it needs a complete new roof. The paint is peeling all over, the claps are in tough shape especially on the round section of the house. I saw this house in person on Sunday and needs a lot of work. With the right colors and some elbow grease and money, the house would be the queen of Wyoming again. It will be a nice project to do.

  9. aeilliniaeillini says: 3 comments
    Oak Park, IL

    This house was built in 1899 for W.A. Hammond, by Galesburg IL architect William Wolf.

  10. This was a really beautiful house when it was built. It has some additions and remodeling since it was built. The foundation of the house is solid and he has a newer boiler with the wiring in the plumbing for the boiler are a little haphazard. The foundation for the porch is in bad shape as the is the stairs and porch there’s a lot of water damage. The house needs a new roof in quite a bit Of TLC. The neighborhood is an a lot better lots of homes in disrepair. Downtown Wyoming is a small farming town and they have kind of revitalize to downtown it is very quaint. If you love Victorians this would be a labor labor of love. The money you would have to invest in itYou would never recover. I love the house I just wish it wasn’t in such bad shape

    • RichMRichM says: 42 comments

      Did you see this house in person? I bought it sight unseen.

      • RichMRichM says: 42 comments

        At least not the inside.

      • Yes
        About a month ago
        Old pool table on third floor
        My wife grew up in Toulon a few miles away
        I grew up in Kewanee
        Would love to stop in and see your progress

        It is a shame they didn’t take better care of it
        I just couldn’t pay that much for it
        Hope your handy
        It is a one of a kind
        The breeze in the Florida room is amazing
        I might stop by if I see the pickup

  11. RichMRichM says: 42 comments

    Well folks, I purchased this beautiful diamond in the rough. Closing will be around the end of the month. I saw another house tho smaller in size with the same front porch curved ceiling renovated and they were asking well into the $300’s for it. This is a project that will be documented by the RE company almost like TOH. I’m looking forward at the task ahead of me. If anyone would like to stop by (If the yellow pickup truck is there) and take a look, give a hand, help out, have coffee or any other beverage, and have a tour please do and looking forward to meeting some of the fine folks on this web site.

    Be careful, be safe and remember to have fun while doing it.

  12. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5731 comments
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    1897 Queen Anne Colonial
    Cadiz, OH

    Congratulations, Rich! This is a wonderful old house with many intriguing details inside. We traveled to Illinois last month and looked around Monmouth but we just couldn’t find the perfect old house. Our travels also took us to Indiana and Ohio and oddly enough, it was Ohio had the house we wanted: https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2019/12/06/1909-cadiz-oh/ (comments are closed) The seller was pretty firm on the price so our offer was countered and accepted at just slightly under asking. We also closed and sold our Texas home of 31 years today to be used for new apartments in the near future. Our block has already been surrounded by apartments for a couple of years so no surprises there. I hope you will create a blog or Facebook page sharing the progress of your project. We may do the same with the Cadiz, Ohio house but probably after the winter. We close on the Cadiz house on October 23rd. Things are moving fast for us right now. Hope your “diamond” soon regains the beautiful luster it once had. Best wishes.

    • RichMRichM says: 42 comments

      Thanks John, congratulations also and good luck to you on your endeavors. The real estate agents want to do a pod cast of different projects on the house and showcase what can be done with these relics of the past and spur new growth and interest in old houses. I will have a Facebook page on the house and be reaching out to different companies to help with the restoration of this beauty with the curved glass in the house. It will be a labor of love and time will fly by as the work is completed. I will be checking in with you from time to time and seeking opinion on things to do with the rehab restoration of this classic.

      Take care, safe travels and best wishes.


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