Circa 1900 Kansas Victorian Cottage Under $40K

Looking for your next flip or rental home? Cozy two bedroom, one bath home! Wrap around porch. Large corner lot is fully fenced; off street parking in rear. Storage shed conveys. Property sits on double lot, opportunity to divide the lots and have level building lot.Selling as-is. Seller will not make any repairs.

  • 2bed
  • 1bath
  • Circa 1900


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.

1016 Galena Ave, Galena, KS 66739  $39,950




This was the home of Ella Sumner who married the much older Edgar B. Schermerhorn (1851-1923) in this house in 1919. E.B., or Ed as he was known, was the wealthiest and most prominent citizen of Galena, as well as the President of Citizens Bank. He came to Galena as a youth with just 50 cents in his pocket. You can read his story of rags to riches at Find-A-Grave. After the couple wed, they moved into a much grander home. Sadly, after just four years of marriage, Ella died at age 45, and Ed passed away just two weeks later at age 71.


Galena Weekly Republican
21 Nov 1919, Fri · Page 1




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