this old house

Save This Old House ~ c.1900 NY Fixer Upper w/ Original Woodwork Under $25K ~ Sold

24 W 4th St, Dunkirk, NY 14048         $24,900 Sold for $24,900


Save this old house. This c.1900 home is blocks from Lake Erie and a stone’s throw from two gorgeous brick churches. It sits on a corner lot in a lovely, low-crime neighborhood of larger older homes.


Edward B. Ames (1874-1962) lived in this neighborhood his entire life. In fact, he was raised in a house around the corner on Eagle Street. When he married Katherine Rebecca, aka Kitty, he purchased the vacant lot at 24 W. 4th as it was close to his family home and across the street from the First United Presbyterian Church.
It was here in their cherished home that Edward, a letter carrier for USPS, and Kitty raised their two sons, Edward and Hobart.
After Kitty passed away in the home in 1943, the widower Edward waited a year or two before marrying Millicent. By this time, Edward was retired, having worked for USPS for 40 years. The couple continued to live in the house at 24 W. 4th, and at this time, the home was valued at $7,000, about $130,000 in todays dollar.
Millicent pre-deceased Edward sometime around 1955, and Edward continued to live in the home until his death in 1962.
Edward lived here for 62 years! He loved that house. I sure hope someone saves it. For Edward’s sake.

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Save this old house. This large 4-bedroom/1.5-bath fixer upper is located on a corner lot within walking distance of downtown Dunkirk and has much potential. You make this house into a two-family. It features hardwood floors and beautiful natural wood staircase; enclosed front porch. This one needs much TLC. Sold as is. Call soon.
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Yellow X marks the vacant lot in 1882 where our featured house was to be built soon after.

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