handyman special

Circa 1925 Handyman Special Emporia, KS Under $50K

Located on a corner lot, this is a handyman special with built-ins and some natural woodwork.


Cute 3 bedroom handyman special house with lots of potential. 1 bedroom on the main floor and two upstairs. Partial unfinished basement. Utility room with space for laundry on the main floor. Lots of storage space and a built-in hutch in the dining room. Old barn type storage in the back with large church parking lot next door. This house is ready for your touch.

– Per Realtor

  • 3bed
  • 1bath
  • Circa 1925


Property featured at 510 Sylvan St, Emporia, KS 66801

510 Sylvan St, Emporia, KS 66801  $49,750



Family History

This was the home of William Betterly (1862-1937) and his wife, Ellen Gould Betterly (1865-1949). In his younger days. William was a singing teacher with a strong bass voice. He was a farmer but gave lessons on the side in schools and churches during the winters when recreational activities were sparse in the area. William became so popular that he began giving lessons in his own school, an abandoned church. Later in life, he made an earning as a road grader.

William and Ellen purchased the house and resided here with their adult children, Walter, an engineer, and Luella, a student. After William died in 1937, the couple’s oldest daughter and her husband moved into the home, and the family lived here at least into the 1950s.



Property featured at 510 Sylvan St, Emporia, KS 66801


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