Cheapish Circa 1900 Illinois Home With Stunning Woodwork Under $104K



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311 9th AveSterling, IL, 61081    $103,900





This was the home of R.B. Anderson (1856-1930), a prominent and wealthy farmer who owned the “Anderson Homestead” outside of Sterling. He came to the US from Scotland as a young child, received a limited rural education, and married  Agnes Lucy Maxwell in 1878. Sadly, the couple only had one child who died at the age of 12.

R.B. owned the house outright, and in 1930 it was valued at $8,000, the equivalent of $146,000 today. After R.B.’s wife passed away, he went to Los Angeles for a long visit during the winter of 1930 where he suffered a heart attack.  R.B. was the last of his family line.

Sterling Daily Gazette
05 Apr 1930, Sat · Page 8



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