fixer upper

c.1860 Fixer Upper in Council Grove, KS $35K

37 McCardell St, Council Grove, KS 66846.    $35,000

Fixer Upper


This c.1860 fixer upper is located in a quiet neighborhood, opposite a church, on a corner lot on a dead-end road.  A photo of the house with the front porch is below.

Family History

It could be that this house was the home of the Harry and Matilda McCardell family. At least the street name is the same, and there are only two houses on the street, the other much newer than this one. Matilda McCardell (married name) came to Council Grove from Maine in the early 1860s as a teenager. According to her obituary, she was one of the earliest residents of Council Grove. Her son Roy was a harness maker, until, seeing no future in that endeavor, he became a store clerk. I loved the book, “Sarah Plain and Tall,” and am wondering if Matilda was a mail-order bride.
  • 3bed
  • 1.5bath
  • 1,606 square feet
  • Build date 1860
  • Google Map
18 Dec. 1928 Council Grove Republican
2014 Google Map Street View Photo



Enormous potential! This 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom home is ready for a rejuvenation that will make it your own. It features a bedroom and bath on the main level with a large living area, kitchen and pantry. Make your way upstairs to two additional bedrooms with a lot more storage. Call to schedule your showing today!

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