THE ULTIMATE LIST OF CHEAP OLD HOUSES UNDER $50K…and BEYOND ––>
Update: Free House in Lincoln, Kansas Will Be Saved!
January 18, 2023
OHU50K Notes. Free Saved!
Update: You may remember this free house when OHU50k featured it back in February..It’s a beauty that needed to be moved by the end of 2022 to make room for future use by the hospital across the street. The Lincoln County Economic Development Foundation was offering the house, $30,000 in grant money and had identified a few “free” lots in town.
The house received national attention, and the foundation got hundreds of calls and emails of people expressing interest. They whittled the prospects down to 35 contenders, but only nine completed the process. After six months of searching for the perfect people to get the house, the foundation was pleased to announce that Eddie and Julie Flores are the new owners. Julie actually grew up in Lincoln. They moved the home a few miles away from its current location. Julie and her family are excited to move to Lincoln and begin rural life in their new old house under $50K.
602 N 2nd Street, Lincoln, KS. Free – House Must Be Moved
Large and historic home in Lincoln, KS, must be moved to a new location to be saved from demolition! Built in approx. 1910, this beautiful 2,023 sq. ft. Dutch Colonial house is in MUCH better condition than the street view would suggest. The first floor has a large living room with fireplace, parlor, dining room, kitchen and bathroom. A wood staircase with half-round window leads to the second floor with 3 large bedrooms and a bathroom. The entire house has enough woodwork to make anyone swoon with wood floors and all oak and pine trim is in original condition.
The house is solid and has been occupied up until a few years ago. A tour of the interior would prove the house is far from requiring demolition. The biggest issue is with the existing stone foundation which would be solved with the house moved to another location and placed on a new foundation. The exterior needs work but a new owner could still live in the house and tackle exterior improvements in phases if needed.
The property is owned by the Lincoln County Hospital & Healthcare Foundation (LCHHF). While they appreciate the history and beauty of the house the large lot is slated for future use by the hospital located across the street.
An informal committee is working to save the house and has until the end of 2022 to move the house or it will likely be demolished soon thereafter. The committee would like to find a new owner within the next few months so a foundation can be built and the move can be scheduled before the end of the year. A house moving company with experience in historic homes has toured the house and sees no issues regarding moving the house. The LCHHF will remove the tree and clear all brush in preparation for the house moving.