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c.1900 Affordable Home in Muncie, IN $40K

1710 S Gharkey St, Muncie, IN 47302.   $40,000

c.1900 Affordable Home in Muncie, IN $40K

Porch yard featured at 1710 S Gharkey St, Muncie, IN 47302

OHU50K NOTES

This sweet brick cottage is located in the Avondale neighborhood of Muncie, Indiana. At the beginning of the 20th century, families moved to this area from Appalachian regions to find work in the factories in Muncie. Homes were well-kept and social events were aplenty until many of the factories closed, leading to a neighborhood decline. Recently, neighborhood groups have been formed, helping to make Avondale a  more desirable place to live.

Family History

This was the home of Heber Mercer (1887-1949) in the 1920s and ’30s. Heber, a newspaper carrier, lived here with his wife Freda and children Jual and John. Freda helped make ends meet by dressmaking and tailoring, but sadly she passed away in 1935 at the age of 45. The family who subsequently purchased the home  may have had job loss as described above, because loads of newspaper ads were taken out for rummage sales and sale of furnishings, clothes, etc, at this address in the 1960s and ’70s.
c.1928 The Star Press
Living room featured at 1710 S Gharkey St, Muncie, IN 47302

REALTOR COMMENTS

Investment property, a cozy traditional brick home in Muncie. Currently tenant occupied. 2 bedroom 1 bathroom with new flooring and paint throughout the home, rehab completed recently. Appliances with property include fridge, stove, and washer and dryer hookup. Large fenced in yard with space throughout the home.
Living room featured at 1710 S Gharkey St, Muncie, IN 47302
Living room featured at 1710 S Gharkey St, Muncie, IN 47302
Dining room featured at 1710 S Gharkey St, Muncie, IN 47302
Bedroom featured at 1710 S Gharkey St, Muncie, IN 47302
Bedroom featured at 1710 S Gharkey St, Muncie, IN 47302
Bathroom featured at 1710 S Gharkey St, Muncie, IN 47302
Laundry room featured at 1710 S Gharkey St, Muncie, IN 47302
Property featured at 1710 S Gharkey St, Muncie, IN 47302
Porch yard featured at 1710 S Gharkey St, Muncie, IN 47302

One Comment

  • Adele

    I really like this home. What are the job s like there? Economy? The neighborhood? Churches are there?
    Also, why is there not a picture of the stove and refrigerator area?
    Crime rate?

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