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c.1895 Duplex For Sale in Cherryvale KS $43K ~ SOLD
July 17, 2020/
325 4th St, Cherryvale, KS 67335 $43,000 SOLD
This duplex for sale is located in Cherryvale, Kansas, a town of about 2,400 residents. The home’s exterior is appealing with its butt bay and scrollwork in the gable. Can’t say the same for the interior, as Tom Sawyer and his paintbrush did overtime. The home is neat and clean, however, and might make a good investment property as the two apartments bring in $900 in rent per month.
Cherryvale has some disturbing history. In the founding of the town, the Osage Indians were pushed off their land by Civil War veterans looking for fertile acreage. They named the community Cherryvale for its position in the valley of Cherry Creek.
The Cherryvale area is also known as the site of one of the country’s first serial killer families. Between 1871 and 1873, at least eleven people disappeared around the vicinity of an inn and general store owned by the Bender family. Following the vanishing of the Benders in 1873, it was revealed that the murderous clan had actually slaughtered a number of travelers who had frequented their businesses. Between eight and eleven bodies were found buried on their premises. The governor at the time, Thomas A. Osborn, offered a $2,000 reward for the apprehension of the Bender family, but they were never found.
The same year that the Benders disappeared, the main section of the town was destroyed by fire. It was later rebuilt.
Charming Duplex For Sale on Corner Lot Located Behind Grade School ! Side 1: 2 Bedroom, 1 Full Bath, w/Large Living Room, Kitchen and W/D Hookups, Central Heat and Air. No Appliances included. Rents for $500 (includes water/trash).
Side 2: Considered 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath w/Tub , Kitchen, Living Room and W/D Hookups, Window Air and Ventless Gas Heater. No Appliances included. Rents for $400 (includes water/trash).
Exterior was Painted within Last Couple Years and New Front Porch Railing ! There is a Large Shared Back Deck and Area for Parking Beside and in Back of the Duplex. Price Negotiable. Being Sold As Is. Bedroom Carpets are Stained in 2 bedroom. Seller is Agent’s Brother.