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c.1917 Fixer Upper Craftsman Bungalow For Sale in Oklahoma $35K – With Wonderful Family Photos!
October 14, 2023
OHU50K Notes $35,000
OHU50K featured this fixer upper Craftsman bungalow back in 2021. The poor bungalow was built in 1917, but has been vacant for the last 20+ years. A new realtor with new photos but same $35K price tag may, hopefully, attract a buyer for this three bedroom, one bath gem. Located on a corner lot in low-crime neighborhood of well-maintained older homes, the Craftsman fixer upper features natural woodwork, fireplace, hardwood floors and vintage kitchen cupboards. The Texas Wire Fence gate and fencing are a bonus!
This 1917-built home is a true gem for those who love old homes with character. It features real wood baseboards, beautiful doors, and hardwood flooring that are waiting to be restored. Located conveniently near the Cotton County Courthouse and main street shopping on four city lots, including the corner lot. With 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, it offers great potential. While it’s being sold AS IS and requires cash or in-house financing, the charm and possibilities are sure to excite anyone looking for a renovation project. Its 20-25 mile proximity to Fort Sill, Duncan, Comanche, and Lawton adds to its appeal for those commuters. Need more information? Contact Jade Smith, Broker/Owner of the Brokers Agency LLC, .
201 E Iowa St, Walters, OK 73572 $35,000
If interested in a property, please contact the realtor whose link is provided in the post below, or contact an agent of your own choosing. Independent verification of details and status is recommended.
I love when my research of a house bears fruit. This was the home of Alfred Markham Thompson (1859-1948) and his wife Harriet Jackson Thompson (1862-1936). Alfred was a carpenter, and apparently a very successful one. He may have even built this home himself. The Thompsons lived in the home for more than three decades with their six sons, Harvey, Lon, Ben, Alfred Jr., Delwin and Austin.
Note that Alfred is actually photographed sitting on the stoop of our featured house!
Two of the sons died before their parents. Lon, a brick mason, was 35, and Delwin was just 23. Delwin was killed in action in St. Etienne in France during WWI. He served in Company B 142 Infantry, 36 Division. He was first buried in France, but the family brought home back to be buried at the Walters Cemetery. His tombstone reads:
Forever living, incapable of death, here rests our noble son who died where freedom for the world was won. And joyful with a sacred joy are the Mothers whose offering was beyond earthly measure, the mothers of sons who returned not. The God of battles is also the God of compassion. They need not the pity of men and women. He has raised them up to greater heights by sacrifice made perfect.