4936 Labadie Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63115. $25,000
Needs repairs, but will make a beautiful home for a family. I was thrilled to find the original 1908 newspaper ad for the home. In 1908, the brand new home was going for $4,800. Back then the Kingsway East neighborhood of Saint Louis was noted as a “beautiful neighborhood,” and the realtor comments that it is a “safe area” today. (See below.) Other new homes advertised for sale on the street in the early 1900s were described as “elegant.”
The interior of #4936 must have been stunning in its day. The exterior had a porch originally, like all the other homes on the block.