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 ksoutdoors.com:
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.