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Off Market Cheap-ish Circa 1894 Mississippi Fixer Upper Queen Anne $80K
March 22, 2023
OHU50K Notes $100,000 Reduced to $80,000
It is a fixer upper now, but I can picture little five-year-old Katie Holmes playing with her dolls in the in one of the tower rooms in 1920, and Mr. Holmes enjoying his pipe and reading the newspaper in front of the tiled fireplace.
This home is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. It’s known as the Williams Fredrick Holmes House, also known as Theosa. This Queen Anne style fixer upper home was built in 1894, has 5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and is approximately 3, 567 sq ft. Home has been in a renovation mode that needs to be completed. Here is your chance to own a piece of history. Make your appointment today. Priced at only $100, 000.
Below is a photo of the William Franklin Holmes (1854-1939) family on the wrap-around porch of this amazing circa 1894 Queen Anne Victorian. William married Roberta Lea in 1882 and soon after built this home with the monies earned from the Holmes Brothers Grocery Store. William was a handsome man who was known as being honest and fair. When Roberta died in 1901, she left left William with six young children to care for, Chester, Nannie, Karie, Everette, Helen and Davis. (A seventh child, Oliver, had died in infancy in 1895.) It didn’t take William long, however, to find another wife. He married Katie Jones (1874-1952) in 1901, a woman 20 years his junior.
William and Katie had one daughter together, Katie, who was born in 1914. After the older children left the nest, the Holmes moved out of this house to another lovely, but much smaller, home at 360 North Broadway.