c. 1900 Queen Anne in Glasgow, MO

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Added to OHD on 7/10/20   -   Last OHD Update: 12/22/20   -   12 Comments

514 5th St, Glasgow, MO 65254

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  • $239,900
  • 3 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2932 Sq Ft
  • 0.35 Ac.
This historic, expansive home is waiting for you! It boasts beautiful hand carved wood & stained glass throughout. A master suite is on the main floor that includes a claw foot tub! Massive kitchen with tons of storage space! Three car garage in the rear that offers tons on storage space! This cherished home has so much charm to offer you! Make your appointment today!
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Tiffany Dowell, Simply Realty
(660) 886-7700
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12 Comments on c. 1900 Queen Anne in Glasgow, MO

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  1. TGrantTGrant says: 1110 comments
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    New Orleans, LA

    Anyone have a clue to what the device in picture 21 is?

  2. MikeMike says: 384 comments
    1886 Queen Anne

    TGrant, it looks like an apparatus to open or close a damper in ductwork. We once owned an old house that had one almost like this, except that the chains were concealed inside the door facing that it was mounted on. Yes, this house has radiator heat, but I have seen houses (like one on my street) where a shroud was installed above the furnace in the basement, and then ductwork was ran to some of the 1st floor rooms so that the hot air could rise on it’s own and help heat the large public rooms above. Pretty smart way to capture and use the heat that would have otherwise been wasted in the basement.

    • TGrantTGrant says: 1110 comments
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      New Orleans, LA

      I thought that might be the case. Never having seen one I was hoping someone else had. And you’re right, a rather ingenious solution for heat circulation.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 7558 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Close – but nope. 🙂

      It is a damper; just not for hot air ducts. That damper control unit was used to regulate the barometric device which controlled the flow of flue gasses from the original coal fired boiler. In the mornings in winter, your house man or groom would go down in the basement, stoke the boiler, and fill the firebox full of coal for the day. Coal fired steam and hydronic heating systems were designed to transfer that heat energy quite efficiently over a 24 hour period until the next days attendance, (with some exceptions). That damper was essentially the only way of controlling the rate of burn in the firebox; and thusly of the temperature in the house, aside from opening a window or two if it got too hot. Not even kidding. Heheheh.

      The example, most will remember, in this clip is of a similar device in use to control the dampering capability of a gravity hot air (octopus) furnace. It is essentially the same principal. https://youtu.be/fjNqLOorulI Even if there would have been an issue similar to that depicted in the film, smoke wouldn’t have come out the register. That’s just artistic license.


      • MJGMJG says: 2726 comments
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        Agree. I could have sworn I’ve seen these in my collections. I was trying to find my book on late 19th century radiators and installation guides to find the drawings of this but have been not successful. I wanted to post a link to it. My guess was that too specifically since the radiators seemed original to the house. I just can’t believe no one trashed that when they updated that house! Kudos to them!

  3. RosewaterRosewater says: 7558 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Really great house. All the Victorian lovers swoon! That fretwork is pretty special; all light and delicate, and in amazing condition considering. I’m no expert; but I’m pretty sure that those units are rather rare; and rarer still in such an impressive grouping from room to room. Looks like all three principal examples have those little platform things to place plants and such on. Love those.

    Kitchen, schmitchen: this finely appointed house is brilliantly preserved! Lucky buyer.

    I want the “garage”. Yes please! Good lord.

  4. Oh my goodness, I am so so swooning over this house. The fretwork is unbelievable! So meticulously cared for and loved. Someone is going to luck out big time with this purchase. You can’t do much better than this.

  5. GabrielGabriel says: 91 comments
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    What an amazing example of a Queen Anne on both the exterior and interior. The fret work is beyond amazing as well are the original fireplaces and stained glass. This little lady would be my dream house. This is an awesome ready to move into house for an unbelievable price taking into account everything.

  6. LUCINDA HOWARDLUCINDA HOWARD says: 256 comments
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    I agree with Sandy, not much better than this.

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

    Nice to see this fine home back on these pages. (perhaps it was shown previously as a reader contribution on a Friday comments column?) In any case. I too like everything about this house. Since I also like to tinker quite a bit with various woodworking projects, the large garage/workshop on the end is especially appealing to me. The town itself is picturesque albeit somewhat remote. Of course, over a century ago, Glasgow was just another riverboat stop on the Missouri River which was the 19th century superhighway before the railroads connected towns both large and small. I hope this house sells to someone who really loves old houses and will keep its period flavor intact.

  8. ctmeddctmedd says: 579 comments

    This house is worth moving to get! What a beauty.


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