c. 1880 Queen Anne in Mankato, MN – $279,900

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Added to OHD on 12/14/20   -   Last OHD Update: 4/14/21   -   3 Comments

104 Parsons St, Mankato, MN 56001

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  • $279,900
  • 5 Bed
  • 1.5, 3 three qtr Bath
  • 5588 Sq Ft
  • 0.11 Ac.
Welcome to this picturesque Queen Anne in Lincoln Park. Built in 1880 by Civil War General James Baker, this home exudes charm, beginning with its front porch, vestibule and foyer. Original maple floors and millwork have been refinished and gleam throughout the main floor. The formal living room leads to the formal dining room and on to the library, with pocket doors to each. Original fireplaces/surrounds are wood-burning are in use. The kitchen has a large footprint and offers lots of cabinet space & counter space. Recently remodele powder room on the main floor. Upstairs, you'll find 4 large bedrooms, all with large closets. The master has a gorgeous fireplace. The 2nd floor bath features a clawfoot tub, custom vanity and penny tile. Also on the 2nd floor, over the garage is a brand new greenhouse and studio with future 6th 3/4 bath. This space offers a sunny, spacious spot with a variety of uses. The 3rd floor (not pictured) could be a separate residence with private entrace, full kitchen, 3/4 bath, living room with fireplace, and charming turret with stained glass. The lower level has as cozy den, 2 more bathrooms, a darkroom, a supplemental kitchen, and the laundry. This house has been lovingly maintained and offers so many amenities! This home must be seen in person, to appreciate, so call now for a private showing!
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Shannon Beal, Jbeal Real Estate Group
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3 Comments on c. 1880 Queen Anne in Mankato, MN – $279,900

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  1. I wanna get a better look at that old snowman in the basement – looks like a gravity hot water heating system!

  2. Crimson_RooCrimson_Roo says: 114 comments
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    Mankato is the real-world counterpart to Deep Valley as imagined in Maud Hart Lovelace’s Betsy-Tacy series. As explained in “Maud Hart Lovelace’s Deep Valley” (by Julie Schrader), Civil War General James Baker was the inspiration for Judge Hodges in Lovelace’s “Emily of Deep Valley.”

    General James Baker’s son by his second wife (Zula Bartlett, m. 1879), James “Jim” Henry Baker, was born when the general was 60 years old and was the inspiration for E Lloyd Harrington in the high school novels of the afore-mentioned Betsy-Tacy series. General Baker died at 104 Parsons St in 1913. His son Jim, who grew up in this house, taught at Mankato HS before earning his Master’s Degree in Journalism from Columbia University and serving as a foreign correspondent in Mexico before the US entered WW I.

    During WW I, Jim served in the Norton-Hardjes ambulance corps and as a Lieutenant in the French artillery. After WW I, Jim returned to the Twin Cities and was the Sunday editor of the Minneapolis Tribune.


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