208 E Washington St, Winchester, IN 47394. $50,000
This fixer upper is unique for its large dormers and central chimney. The home was built in 1877 by Adam Hirsch as a wedding gift to his daughter, Louisa (1857-1922), and her husband, L.W. Study (1849-1885). Adam was a Hessian immigrant who was a successful cabinet maker and real estate investor. In 1870, his real estate holdings were valued at $20,000, a tidy sum for those days. He and his wife Mary had five children, so I am wondering if Adam gifted each of his kids a house.
Louisa’s husband was an attorney with an office in downtown Winchester. They lived in this house with their two sons Carl and George. Sadly, Louisa was left a widow at the age 28 with two little boys after her attorney husband died at the young age of 36.
The owner purchased this home in November 2020 for $7,000, so perhaps there is some wiggle room with the price.
Some restoration needed. Valued at $80,000. A steal at $50.000!
Church on South and West side of house. Police and Fire Station cattycorner. Walking distance to downtown Winchester.