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Cheapish Beautiful Historic Kentucky Home For Sale $175K
December 14, 2023
OHU50K Notes $175,000
This stunning historic Kentucky home for sale is located in the Jefferson Street-Fountain Avenue Historic District. The brick beauty has five bedrooms, two baths, spacious rooms, and a wealth of original details. Especially love the first floor fireplace nook and the second-floor fireplace with flanking built-ins.
The sprawling building next door is the old Illinois Central Railroad Hospital was rebuilt in 1919 after a fire. It remained as the hospital until 1957 when George Katterjohn converted it into an office building. It is known as the Katterjohn Buiding. See video below for more history of it.
Historic Woman’s Club of Paducah on beautiful Jefferson Street. The home boasts over 3900 sq ft of space including its large basement area. The home has 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and 2 kitchens. The home needs updating but has immense details, character, and built in details that you will fall in love with.
1406 Jefferson St, Paducah, KY 42001 $175,000
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.
The first streetcar to this area ran from downtown down Jefferson Street to the site of the 1894 Paducah Fair and Exposition Center at 28th and Jefferson. From 1890 to 1930, many of the city’s most prominent businessmen built elabortate homes on Jefferson Street,.
This was the home of Benjamin J. Billings (aka BJ, 1874-1947) president of Billings Printing Company and his wife Kate Davis Billings (1873-1945) from the 1920s until the late 1940s. The home was valued at $20,000 in 1930, the equivalent of $375,000 today. The Billings married in 1897 and lived in this home with their daughter, Lougenia, her husband, Walter Jetton, and a half dozen lodgers.
More recently, the home was used by the Historic Women’s Club of Paducah.