Sold – Save This Old House – c.1900 Fixer Upper in Leavenworth, KS Under $33K
519 Marshall St, Leavenworth, KS 66048
$43,000 Reduced to $32,530 Sold
c.1900 Fixer Upper in Leavenworth, KS $43K
Built in 1865, this two-story Victorian-style brick house is located on a corner lot in the Third Ave Historic District of Leavenworth. The community was platted in 1856 and was known as Day’s Subdivision. Most of the houses were built between 1859 and 1920 as two-story brick or frame construction and have some type of porch. The majority are described as Victorian or Queen Anne style, but a few have had Craftsman-style updates in the 1920s-30s while still retaining much of their original character. In others Greek Revival and Italianate influences may be found. The historic district also includes two former schools.
This once stately home has a one-story wraparound porch with a curved corner. There are segmental-arched 4/4 windows and a front entry with an elliptical fanlight and double-leaf door. The one-story west side brick wing is either original to the house or a very early addition. The brick carriage house was built with segmental-arched openings with built-out garage type doors, and star-shaped iron tie rod ends.
Pioneer businessman and prominent Leavenworth citizen Richard H. Bell (1843-1923) owned this home with his wife Vestina Jane Perkins Bell in the 1910s and ’20s. They lived here with their children, Susie, Lucy, Richard and Edna. While Mr. Bell was the successful owner of two dry goods establishments in Leavenworth; the first being Bell & Pate, and later the R.H. Bell Dry Goods Store, his home life saw tragedy. Daughter Susie died at seven years old, son Richard died at four years old, and daughter Edna was just 22 when she passed away.
- 0.27acre lot
- Year Built 1865
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- Realtor: Cynthia Sowle, The Running Realtor