c. 1855 – Saint James, MO – $159,900

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Added to OHD on 2/22/21   -   Last OHD Update: 2/22/21   -   7 Comments
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725 W Springfield St, Saint James, MO 65559

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  • $159,900
  • 4 Bed
  • 2.5 Bath
  • 2672 Sq Ft
  • 1.03 Ac.
This home's historic Federal design speaks for itself! The Lewis James House, situated on ONE full acre in the middle of downtown St James, was recorded as the very first house built in St James in 1855. It's an incredible 2-story brick home, w/ original details, 2 fireplaces (one in what was recently used as a Master Bedroom on the main level) and a HUGE outbuilding/3-car garage. The originally designed Master Suite is upstairs w/ walk-in closet and full bath and another large bedroom is upstairs measuring 17x10 w/ it's own half bath and large closet. On the main level you'll find original hardwood floors, a large living space w/ built-in's and a wood burning fireplace. The kitchen is spacious as well and leads to main level laundry and a 4th bedroom, which is up a second set of stairs. There is also a full bath on the main level. Recent updates include roof and water heater. Ask for the full history on this home when you take a tour...it is well worth the read!
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Jenna Davis, Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield
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7 Comments on c. 1855 – Saint James, MO – $159,900

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  1. RayRay says: 206 comments
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    1958 prarie, or mid century
    Escondido, CA

    I can’t place the exterior elevation picture showing the old porch, with the newer shots. It looks like the opposite side, of the newer photos. The small gable roof would be a clue.

    • Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 1169 comments
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      1875 Limestone house
      Langeais, Loire Valley,

      I think it’s the front as we see it with the simpler porch of nowadays in place of the better yester years porch.

  2. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5540 comments
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    1897 Queen Anne Colonial
    Cadiz, OH

    1855 seems plausible although it also appears there were periodic updates even up until recent times. Nice Italianate style staircase and newel. The c. 1900 porch photos shows some recent updates to an older staircase now missing. Just over an acre of land comes with the house so there are many possibilities.

  3. KfideiKfidei says: 358 comments

    The floors and (mostly) unpainted wood trim are to die for. I love the spacious feel of this house, so many homes of this era have a closed off vibe: rabbit warrens of small dark rooms, but every room shown in this home is large and airy. I could work with the kitchen, I would probably lose some upper cabinetry and ramp up the island, but I love the big bank of drawers in there. I want to know what is in the cute little outbuilding on the other side of the porte cochere (although it doesn’t really look like it’s used that way much anymore) and I want to know how they got that absolute unit of a green couch into the attic. Strong backs and determination, I guess.

  4. AJAJ says: 9 comments
    1989 ajorlj
    Murfreesboro, TN

    I love the window trim, small gable and the porch on the old photo. Absolutely beautiful! On my smaller screen it even looks like there are people in the windows, but probably just reflections.

  5. I actually prefer the original entry with balcony, over what is in place presently. I feel like this home could be very grand and lovely with a little landscaping ( ie..that means for me ALOT) beautification, and work. As my grandmother would have said ” some spit and polish!” LOL

  6. MJGMJG says: 2390 comments
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    Cool House! I would love to see the porch recreated! So nice to have an old photo.


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