fixer upper

Circa 1880 Illinois Fixer Upper $30K

House view featured at 200 N Washington St, Shelbyville, IL 62565

Agent Comments

This late 1800’s Victorian had been split into apartments. Recent changes opened the main house back to a single residence. Large rooms w/ 7′ arched windows, wide baseboards & decorative window trim along w/ a grand foyer let you imagine what lies underneath the rehabs. A downstairs bedroom & full bath adjoin a kitchen w/ room for a big island. A black walnut staircase leads upstairs to 4 bedrooms & a full bath. Servant’s quarters have been a separate apartment but the original opening is there to connect it back to the main house offering even more floor plan options. A mid-century addition features a 1b, 1b & efficiency apartments-providing a place to stay while rehabbing the house. The attached garage gives you space to store tools & equipment. The house sits on the corner of a great street with views of the historic courthouse & beautifully restored homes. Bring your vision & make it the next diamond on the block! Do not walk on front porch. House is being sold AS-IS.

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  • Build date 1880



Family History


It appears that this home was originally owned by a successful merchant named Joseph Fraker (d.1902).  He lived here with his wife Fannie and children Guy, Max, Rella and Stella, as well as a servant girl. The Frakers attended the Roman Catholic Church across the street. Guy became a physician who took care of his mother Fannie until her death in 1928.


old Sanborn Fire Insurance Map


Herald and Review
11 Oct 1928, Thu · Page 4




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