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c.1881 Kansas Fixer Upper For Sale $57K – The Home of Town’s Founder
December 25, 2023
OHU50K Notes $57,000
This c.1881 Kansas fixer upper for sale was the home of the town’s founder. In 1881, he came to this area and purchased two thousand acres of land at from $1.35 to $4 per acre. He and his second wife, Jane, built their home on Main Street. You would think that the town would have kept this home and maintained it as a museum, but no.
Want to own a piece of history? This home was built by the founding father of the city of Herington, the town was named after him! This is a unique property and includes 2 tracts to include the home and the shop building. There is a lot of cabinet space in the eat in kitchen .From the kitchen you walk into the family room with patio doors that lead out to the combo concrete patio and drive way to the attached 2 car garage. The 3 bedrooms and 1 bath are upstairs. The shop was used as a bait shop at one time and still has the concrete water tanks. It could be used as a garage, wood shop or what ever you need. There is also a small storage shed . This one is Cash or Construction type loan only!
0.37 acre lot
Build date 1881
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Monroe Davis Herington platted forty acres of land before he managed to get the railroad to run through town. He initially gave lots away to settlers who would locate there. There were two hundred and fifty residents before the railroad was constructed, and today the population amounts to about 2,100. He built and started a bank, constructed a hotel and opera house at a cost of $90,000, and furnished the limestone for the freight and depot buildings. He was known as ” a pleasant and genial man, and no one in Dickinson County has more friends than he.”