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Old Fixer Upper Converted Schoolhouse For Sale in Belvue KS Under $40K ~ Sold

25035 MT Mitchell Rd, Belvue, KS 66407    $39,900 ~ Sold

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OHU50K NOTES

If you like privacy, this fixer upper is plunked on a dirt road in the middle of nowhere in Belvue, Kansas (pop. 205).

It is amazing how so many country schoolhouses were literally in the middle of nowhere. Where did all the children live?

Anyway, this old building was the District 34 Wells Creek one-room schoolhouse. The county’s first school district was created in 1859, and by 1900 the county had expanded to 88 districts. All the rural districts, like District 34, had only one schoolhouse and one teacher for all the grades.

By the 1930s rural districts, however, were experiencing declining enrollment numbers. At the same time, Kansas had almost 10,000 school districts statewide, and so they implemented consolidation. Shortly following World War II, one-room schools in Kansas would soon be a thing of the past.

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REALTOR COMMENTS

Per Wabaunsee County Records: the fixer upper dwelling was built in 1900 and remodeled in 2004. The main level has 1060 square feet of finished living space consisting of a living room, kitchen, bath and laundry room. The upper level has 371 square feet of living space featuring 2 bedrooms and a bath. The basement has 960 square feet of unfinished space.

The exterior has vinyl siding and a covered front porch. The roof on the main portion of the house is galvanized metal. The front porch and room on the back of the dwelling have asphalt composition roofing. The property also has a 30 x 24 detached garage.

This property is eligible under the Freddie Mac First Look Initiative through December 31, 2019. For information on the First Look Initiative go to and click on Offers and Initiatives. Seller will not complete any repairs to the subject property, either lender or buyer requested. The property is sold in As Is condition.

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Last day of school at District 34 Wells Creek School. Parents outnumber the students.

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