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Kansas c.1903 Queen Anne Handyman Special w/ Original Woodwork $50K ~ Sold
April 25, 2020
1707 Belmont Ave, Parsons, KS 67357 $50,000 ~ Sold
Here is a Queen Anne handyman special with a turret. The home is located opposite the library in downtown Parsons, Kansas.
What a beauty for $50,000! It has so many original features, including rounded front porch, pocket doors, doors and trim, fireplace mantel with tiger oak and gorgeous tile work, hardwood floors. Did you notice the egg-and-dart beading around the door header and door panels?
The Queen Anne was built in 1903, but I was only able to trace its history back to 1920 when Harry E. Brown and his wife, Sarah, owned the home. Harry was a conductor for the railway, but he died in his 50s sometime between 1920 and 1930. According to the 1930 US census, the house was worth $6,500 and Sarah owned a radio set. She was still living alone in the home per the 1940 census (the last census ancestry.com offers), so I assume she lived there until her death.
Victorian handyman special with a front and side wrap porch that was converted to a business several years ago. Several Victorian features including some original hardwood floors, solid wood pocket doors, decorative fireplaces, some original woodwork, trim and light fixtures.
Updated features include cabinets with pull out shelves and beautiful granite counters. Could be converted back to a home, four bedrooms upstairs with the option of 1-2 additional bedrooms on the main level. May also be used as a business, or a business on the main floor with living quarters upstairs. Ample parking for a business.