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Save This Old House ~ Fixer Upper in Woodsfield Ohio Under $28K -SOLD
May 15, 2020
Save this old house. The build date and style recorded by the realtor for this fixer upper is debatable, but regardless, this house needs a savior. It is National Preservation Month, so let’s hope someone sees the potential of this home with its beautiful newell post, wainscoting, molding and hardwood floors. And did you notice that amazing corner sink in the bathroom?
This was the home of hardware store owner Louis Philip Helbling (1862-1945), and his wife Rose A. Craig Helbling (1871-1956). The couple lived here with their children, George, Elizabeth, Charles, Homer and Joseph from the late 1890s.
Louis lived his whole life in Woodsfield. In fact, both he and his wife Rose died in this home after long illnesses. It is believed that German-born Christian Helbling, father of Louis, came to Woodsfield before the 1880s. He was a successful woodworker who may have built the beautiful newel post or even the house itself.
According to the 1930 US Census the home was valued at $5,000 at that time.
Save this old house. This Federal Style fixer upper in Woodsfield has so much to offer. In need of bringing back to life. Original Woodwork, hardwood floors through out. Original fireplace mantels and tile. Home has all new electric service and wiring. In need of a kitchen, update the bath, plaster repair, etc. Would make a great restoration project. Small garage in rear of the home. Town lot with town utilities. Back yard is nice and big and goes back to town alley.