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Remuddled Monday – Circa 1920 Missouri Fixer Upper Under $30K
December 5, 2022
In honor of the “Old House Journal” Remuddling section, I am thinking of starting a Remuddled Monday. It is “a look at non-sympathetic additions and other remodeling disasters, otherwise known as remuddling,” as the journal describes the term. The interesting mix of mold juxtaposed against crystal chandeliers aside, this circa 1920 fixer upper might be called The Blinded by the Board House or the House of the Brash Built-in. I am glad the ill-advised DIYer knew he was over his head and stopped work at T-111 siding and shrunken windows.
Poor house. In the 1930s and ’40s, the owner often hosted events in this home. Miss Lilly would be turning over in her grave to see it now.
Property to be sold ”as is” Currently a 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath. All bedrooms on upper level with a half bath. Living room, dining room, eat-in kitchen, full bath on main. Complete reno needed, possibly can salvage original wood floors. Trim and doors are original. Partial u/f brick basement, 50 x 130 lot.
In the 1930s and 1940s, this home was owned by Margaret Lilly (1905-1991), a teacher and president of the Beta Sigma Phi society. She often often hosted Beta Sigma Phi events in her home. Miss Lilly received her degree at Christian College in Columbia, Missouri, and made a salary of $1,100 in 1939. She married James See in 1941. The couple had no children.