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Sold – c.1926 Sweet Handyman Special in Galesburg, IL Under $45K – Natural Woodwork

100 Lake St, Galesburg, IL 61401.   $44,900 Sold

Handyman Special


It needs a new kitchen, but the house has plenty of curb appeal on a street of humble, well-kept homes in a low-crime neighborhood.

Family History

From the 1930s to the 1950s, this was the home of the Eggert family of German descent.  Charles J. Eggert and his wife Minnie lived here with their unmarried son Willard Eggert. Both father and son worked for the Burlington Railroad, Charles doing road work and Willard as a track foreman. Willard died in the home at the age of 52 after a year-long illness.


Looking for a fixer upper or investment property? This may be the home for you! This 2BR 1BA brick bungalow offers great potential with some imagination and vision. Features include a formal dining room, office or den with lots of windows, full bathroom with walk-in shower, attic for additional storage space or possible 3rd bedroom, hardwood floors, wood trim, newer water heater and roof, and plenty of natural light. Placed on a large lot with a detached 2-car garage and lean-to. Don’t let this one slip away, call today for your private showing!

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