fixer upper

c.1918 Fixer Upper Down the Block From Villisca Ax Murder House ~ Sold

104 N 2nd Ave, Villisca, IA 50864   

$11,500 PendingSold for $13,000 on 06/09/20


This sweet c.1918 bungalow is a great price! Where can you buy a house, fixer upper or not, in a low-crime neighborhood for $11,500? Well, maybe in a town known for a horrible 1912 mass murder?
Our featured home today is down the street and around the corner from the Villisca Ax Murder House. On a dark spring night in June of 1912, eight people, the entire family of Josiah Moore, including his wife, four children ages 5-11, and two of the oldest daughter’s overnight guests, were murdered in their Villisca, Iowa, house by an unknown assailant. Reminiscent of Lizzie Borden, in a gruesome attack, the assailant bludgeoned to death the whole household with an axe. See the full story here.

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Small town living and make this fixer upper your own! Original woodwork, wood floors, formal dinning , and main floor laundry. Southwest Valley School district.
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