fixer upper

c.1869 Missouri Historic Fixer Upper Under $48K ~ Sold

420 N 3rd St, Louisiana, MO 63353     $47,900 ~ Sold for $29,900


This c.1869 fixer upper is in the Third Street Historic District of Louisiana, Missouri, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Known as the Hamilton Richmond House, the brick beauty is across the road from the c.1874 St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and is just a short walk to Riverview Park.

Family History

According to the NRHP, this was the home of Hamilton Richmond (1833-1890). Hamilton was a druggist who lived in the home with his wife Grizella nee Jordan and children Annie, Catherine, Pattie, Robert and Mary. Grizilla remained a widow for 32 years after Hamilton died.

Architectural History

According to the NRHP, “420 North Third Street, Hamilton Richmond House, ca. 1869. This 2-story, 3-bay, brick house has been significantly altered with the addition of a 2-story portico across the front elevation and a 1-story side addition. On the first floor, the 3-bay facade features the main entrance in the south bay and a tall double-hung window in each of the other bays. The main entrance is composed of a single door recessed into a paneled rectangular opening and surrounded by a rectangular transom and sidelights. The windows have early or original 4/4 sash.
The second floor of the facade has the same fenestration pattern as the first floor. A small balcony in front of the second floor doorway has a metal balcony. Both the windows and doors on the facade are set into molded frames. The 2-story portico has full height square wood columns and a gable roof. The side addition is brick and has a flat roof. On the facade of the addition, which is set in line with the facade of the main part of the house, there is a door on the north end and a 3-sided bay window with a hip roof on the south end. A wood railing surrounds the roof of the addition. There are several frame rear additions including an attached 2-car garage.”
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This spacious 5 bed, 4 bath fixer upper is located in Louisiana, MO. Offering large bedrooms, a huge family room with a wood-burning fireplace, and a nice sized kitchen. In need of updates and repairs before move in ready. Once complete this will make a beautiful family home.
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