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Sold – c.1939 Furnished Tudor Revival Affordable Home in Saint Louis, MO $39K

4536 Bessie Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63115.     $39,000 Sold



This sweet Tudor Revival comes fully furnished! Love the arched doorways and tiled bath!

Family History

In the 1950s, it was the home of Earl Reitz, a pressman at the Post-Dispatch, who lost his right arm at the age of 34 in a work accident. As he lay in the hospital, he was presented with a trophy by the National Printcraft Bowlers League. Nice gesture, but now he can’t bowl nor do his job. I hope he received more compensation than that.


05 May 1953 St. Louis Globe-Democrat




Very beautiful, fully furnished, charming 1.5 story brick house is ready for a new owner. This house comes with the fenced back yard, detached two-car garage, covered back porch. Large basement. Beautiful trees add more character to the house. Located on the good block. This house may need some repairs. Sold AS iS, CASH. Please, call for showing and more info.





  • J.

    Would make an amazing “retro experience” air bnb property. Just need to have a spiritual warrior come and escort out the current tenants… Especially the basement.

  • David Garcia

    2 questions is there any safe part of town not crime infested second question may seem silly are there any reports of ghost activity in the house

  • kwilson

    Poor Earl. I hope he got a good settlement and retired and just enjoyed his home. It’s an interesting looking place. So much character that you never see in homes today.
    It’s too bad that St. Louis in general has become such a terrible city to live in.

  • Jamie Stobb

    Attn Vicky: your post insinuated that you might either be the current owner or you have contact with the current owner. We are very interested in this house. We aren’t having much luck as the link through Realtor gets us a call back from their agents who have no further information and I’ve spoken with a realtor in St Louis that Realtor.com put me in touch with but I’ve been waiting for a good while to receive a call back as she had no information either. We really like this house and we aren’t afraid of any “activity”…thank you

  • [email protected]

    I think Vicky was being tongue in cheek. Have you tried the listing broker?Keller Williams Realty West
    Office: (636) 229-8500
    Fax: (636) 229-8501
    856 Waterbury Falls Drive, Suite 200
    O’Fallon, MO 63368
    Nicci Fears

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