THE ULTIMATE LIST OF CHEAP OLD HOUSES UNDER $50K…and BEYOND ––>
Save This Old House – c.1880 Fixer Upper in Historic District in West Virginia $42K
October 19, 2023
OHU50K Notes $42,000
We hope that someone will save this old house in the East Wheeling Historic District of Wheeling, West Virginia. The home was built in 1880 as an Italianate, but an entirely new Colonial Revival facade was added at the turn of the century. The dormer was likely added at the same time. The two story, two bay home has a stone foundation. The empty lot adjacent to the home has been there since at least 1999 when the NRHP application was made.
OHU50K first featured this fixer upper in 2021, so I included the abundance of photos from that listing.
Must see to appreciate all of the character this home could offer. New water line in, new sewage line out, new electric service (200 amp), new gas line in. Newer roof, lots of new framing in building. House is completely gutted and ready for renovations. Incredible historic mantels, doorknobs, doors and ornate stairwell. Large window openings. Beautiful exterior woodwork and rear ornate portico. Beautiful bones on this building. There is no HVAC unit. House is close to stores, schools, bus line and easy access to interstate.
Build date 1880
111 15th St, Wheeling, WV, 26003 $42,000
If interested in a property, please contact the realtor whose link is provided in the post below, or contact an agent of your own choosing. Independent verification of details and status is recommended.
This was the home of is was the home of prominent Wheeling citizen, Charles R. Goetze (1859-1912). Charles was a successful pharmacist, well-known throughout West Virginia. He was the only one in his class at the College of Pharmacy in Pittsburgh who graduated, and he went on to open his own small drug store. FRom there, his business grew to an extensive enterprise.
Charles lived in the home with his wife jessie and children Sarah, Helen, Charles and Russell. Charles Sr. was only 52 when he passed away in the home. Funeral services were also held there.