Do broken shutters, peeling paint and overgrown yards of abandoned houses beckon you? For many of us, abandoned buildings have a mysterious and haunting beauty. They may have weathered clapboard and boarded windows, but their souls still cry out for redemption. I wish I could wave a magic wand and make these abandoned houses shine again. Here are a few that are currently on the market for under $50K.
3474 Crane St, Detroit, MI, 48214. $15,000
109 N Memorial St, Ohio, IL, 61349. $39,900
How about restoring a former Catholic school. Built in 1902, it was later divided into apartments. See pics and details here.
43 S Main St, Salamanca, NY, 14779. $45,000
The former Andrew Carnegie Library is one of 911 out of 1,680+ such libraries built around the turn of the century that are still in existence across the US. Two-hundred and forty-three have been demolished. A law office took this one over, but it is now abandoned. See pics and details here.
931 Delamont Av Ne Delamont Ave,Schenectady, NY, 12307. $15,000
Schenectady is well-known for its rows of Victorian style homes with sleeping porches. This poor abandoned 2-family is waiting for a new owner to restore it. See details and pics here.
414 Main St, Herman, NE, 68029. $50,000
Opportunity awaits with this old abandoned bank – the Herman State Bank. See pics and details here.