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1910 Mission Revival in Brazil, IN


Off Market / Archived From 2022

Added to OHD on 8/11/22   -   Last OHD Update: 8/11/22

1019 N Meridian St, Brazil, IN 47834

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  • 5 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 3404 Sq Ft
  • 0.17 Ac.
This home could be such a beauty. Natural woodwork and lots of original character still in place. This could be your labor of love. This home features five bedrooms, living room, parlor kitchen with original cabinetry and butlers pantry. Five beautiful fireplaces. This home is in the Historic Preservation Easements through Indiana Landmarks.
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Alison Kirchner, Remax R.E.A. :: (812) 235-4433

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Snarling Squirrel
Reply to  Kelly, OHD | 14785 comments
7 months ago

I got weepy reading through the old comments. I imagine John T. McCrea isn’t around to see how this house has deteriorated since that conversation about his family’s home. I loved that he had, next to his computer at his retirement community in Florida, the very portrait of Scottish Poet Robert Burns that hung in this house near the piano. He remembered sliding down the bannister and keeping his toys in the cabinet in that landing alcove (in the 1920’s).

Reply to  Kelly, OHD | 14785 comments
7 months ago

Thanks for the new post on my old house. I sincerely hope the new owners have deep enough pockets to get this house back up to speed. I also hope they will seek me out as I know so much of the workings and history of the house that may be of some value to them. I am not sure if Mr. John T. McCrea (the nephew of Thomas) is still with us, but if so, he will be 100 yrs. old in 2023, if I recall correctly.

Reply to  JWS | 3 comments
7 months ago

Sadly, after some searching this morning, I have come across two sources that say Mr. McCrea passed in April of 2020. I am glad for the time I spent with him learning the history of this house and the McCrea family.

Snarling Squirrel
Reply to  JWS | 3 comments
6 months ago

Thanks for your updates and for sharing your personal connection JWS. Hopefully you can share this with the next owner.

Reply to  Kelly, OHD | 14785 comments
2 months ago

It is sad to see no one’s done anything since 2013, if it has sat untouched that long. Ten years about. It’s a beautiful home with great bones and structure, it doesn’t appear much if anything needs to be done structurally, can’t tell about any plumbing or wiring.

old codger
7 months ago

What does it mean that it’s in the Historic Preservation Easements?

Reply to  old codger | 79 comments
7 months ago

Indiana Landmarks contributed funds for stabilization of the house a few years back, and legal easements/covenants were granted protecting the home from alteration, including the interior finishes IIRC.

One of my favorite houses on OHD, and the original post included comments from a family member who knew the house way back when. It would be a substantial project to restore it faithfully to 1910, and the cost beyond its simple value as a residence in Brazil. However, the style is rare and the surviving interior finishes are extraordinary and quite beautiful.

old codger
Reply to  JimH | 7829 comments
7 months ago

Thanks for the explanation. Very surprised to see original interior finishes. Really interesting photos. This would be a great project for someone.

7 months ago

The unpainted woodwork, the built-ins, those fireplaces, the dining room mural, the sawn balusters, and is that a booth on the staircase landing? Wrap it up with a bow, I’ll take it!

7 months ago

Lots to love here, what I would do to have that hand painted wallpaper in my house. Seems to be lots of bargain houses in small town Indiana. Did that cool mission revival/prairie mix in Peru Indiana ever sell? That one was one of my favs that you have ever found Kelly.

7 months ago

It was quite a beautiful home in its day. It is sad to see it this way. I hope someone comes along that has the vision and the money to restore this beauty. It certainly deserves it.

7 months ago

This is one of those houses that makes me just ache to be younger again. In my mind we could take this on but age curbs our dreams a bit. That wallpaper, the bathroom sink, everything just begging for someone to save it and live that happily ever after kind of life. The old remarks are wonderful. Our old beach house had cabinets like that. As kids they too held wonderful old blocks, ancient teddys and books galore. Torn down for a McMansion as happens so often. Hope someone takes this on.

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