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c.1900 Move-In Ready Folk Victorian in Osborne KS $47K ~ Sold

339 N 2nd St, Osborne, KS, 67473     $47,000 ~ Sold 


You have to love the imbricated shingles and gingerbread trim on the adorable c.1900 move-in ready Folk Victorian home. The interior has lost some of turn-of-the-century charisma, but the home is sold and has been well-kept.The home is located on a corner lot in Osborne, Kansas (pop. 1,431). Settlers from southeastern Pennsylvania founded the town in May 1871 and named it after Vincent B. Osborne, a Union Army veteran of the Civil War. Osborne is one of those small Mid-Western towns situated smack in the middle of miles and miles of farmland. The town is just a 3o-minute drive to Waconda Lake, otherwise known as Glen Elder Reservoir. The lake, with its rural setting, is a great place to relax, fish, hike and go nature watching.According to

The reservoir covers what once was a mineral spring sacred to many Native Americans and former home of a sanitarium. The Waconda Springs Replica at the park pays tribute to this ill-fated site of Kansas geology and Native American history. At Waconda Heritage Village, a living museum, visit the historic Hopewell Church south of the park office.

Glen Elder Wildlife Area encompasses almost 13,200 land acres surrounding the lake. You can see and photograph a diversity of wildlife species. In winter, bald and golden eagles visit. Deer and pheasant are common sights. Waterfowl stop on their migrations, and a small Canada goose flock makes the area home.


This 1900 one and a half story move-in ready home retains all its original, beautiful varnished woodwork. There are three separate bedrooms and a room for a possible fourth. The front entry hall leads to a formal living room with double wide entry into the dining room which features a built in antique etched glass fronted china cupboard. The kitchen has been modernized with plenty of storage as well as an eating area. One of the bedrooms is on this level as well as the bathroom.
The garage has been enclosed to make a family room with free standing fireplace. A glass enclosed porch adds outdoor living space all year long. Upstairs has two separate bedrooms and a very large landing area that can be utilized for a bedroom. There is a partial, unfinished basement for storage or storm shelter. A two-car detached garage was built in 1970. This home has been very well maintained.
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