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c.1895 Fixer Upper in Anderson, IN Under $30K – Off Market

c.1895 Fixer Upper in Anderson, IN Under $30K


John Stone (1878-1946) purchased this brick house sometime in the the late 1910s. He lived here with his wife Margaret Brawley Stone (1883-1958) and children Harry, Evelin, Richard, and Cecil.  Apparently, education was not a priority in the Stone household, as no one in the nuclear family went further than the 11th grade. John and his wife only had an 8th grade education, but he made ends meet with several jobs over the years, including laborer, florist and candy salesman. He also opened his home to his brother-in-law and rented rooms out to two boarders. They were proud homeowners, however, who valued their house at $5,000 on the 1940 US Census. Sadly, tragedy struck in 1940 when their youngest son Cecil was killed in an automobile accident at age 22. After John died in 1946, it appears Margaret continued to live in the home until her death in 1958.



Are you handy? Bring your tool belt and imagination. The large wrap around front porch welcomes you inside to the large living area with high ceilings and plenty of space to spread out. There are two basements and a unfinished attic that could be finished to add lots more living area. The property is located right across the street from ST. Vincent hospital and a church. The potentials are endless. This property is being sold AS-IS cash only.




  • Kay

    This is across from St. Vincent’s Hospital. You can buy houses in Anderson all day for much cheaper than this. The factories left and unions scare new manufacturing away. There is a smallish Japanese factory, some other small places, but the big ones are long gone. Check the tax sales.

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