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Sold – c.1910 Move-In Ready Bungalow For Sale in Decatur, IL Under $47K
October 26, 2021
1944 N Gulick Ave, Decatur, IL 62526 $46,900 Sold
c.1910 Bungalow For Sale in Decatur, IL Under $47K
The home is devoid of much of any original features except for the refinished hardwood floors, but for those who enjoy an updated kitchen and bathroom, and an enormous walk up attic flex space that can be a third bedroom, family room, office, the bungalow is move-in ready.
The home was originally owned by Robert Cummings Sr. (1892-1925) and his wife Edna Dillon Cummings. Sadly in 1925, Robert died from pneumonia at the young age of 33, leaving behind his widow and four young children. Edna remarried around 1927, and from 1927 to 1960, the bungalow was owned by Edna and her new husband John McCrory (1866-1960). With only an 8th grade education, John was a laborer for the Works Progress Adminstration (WPA). Despite making a meager living, the McCrorys made do and shared the small home to Edna’s large family. In the ’30s and ’40s, John and Edna resided in their the 2-bedroom, 1-bath bungalow with their shared young children, Arnold and Margaret, Edna’s young adult son from a previous marriage, Robert Cummings who also worked as a laborer for the WPA, as well as his wife and their toddler daughter. When the couple became empty nesters in the 1950s, they apparently rented out a room to boarders. On several occasions McCrory called the police on these boarders for disorderly contact.
Don’t miss this tidy, move in ready Bungalow For Sale on a spacious fenced in double lot! Full unfinished but exceptionally clean basement with ample storage.
Add to all that a new furnace, AC, and water heater (2019), newer vinyl siding, new roof (2019), new fixtures, and fresh paint throughout. Outside find a shed for your lawn and garden tools and a surprisingly private feel for such a centrally located home. Call today to take a look!