204 E 5th St, Concordia, KS 66901. $29,900
Love the natural woodwork and vintage lighting fixtures. I always wanted a house with a back staircase. Check out where the home is situated, though.
This was the home of Charles Swartz (1864-1924) and Viola Burroughs Swartz. The couple resided here with their children Ruby, Clyde, Charles and Margaret. Mr. Swartz was the owner of Burlington Grain Elevator for only a couple of month when it burned to the ground in 1906. After that, he was a cattle broker.
I don’t know how the 22-year old Ruby could lose a box of heavy books near her home, but it made the newspaper. I guess the family believed their fortunes might be improved in the West, so they moved to Pasadena, California, in 1922. Charles died in 1924. Sadly, an invalid at this point, Ruby passed away in Pasadena at the young age of 37 in 1929.
- 7,920sqft lot
- Year Built 1873
- Google Map
- Property Listing
- Contact Realtor: Kim Wiesner with CENTURY 21 GHC Associates, Inc.