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Under $100K Sunday ~ c.1868 Fixer Upper Ohio Italianate Under $100K ~ Off Market
June 7, 2020
325 Cherry St, Washington Court House, OH 43160
$99,900 ~ Reduced to $98,900 ~ Contingent ~ Off Market
This beautiful fixer upper is known as “The Cherry House.” While I could not find the family history of this c.1868 Italianate, I did discover a tidbit of information about the house.
The house originally had a taller central tower that apparently was decapitated in the horrific 1885 cyclone. As reported in the Dayton Daily News:
The Martin brothers, music dealers on W. Fourth St., Dayton, were in Washington C. H. and stopping at the Cherry House at the time of the terrible cyclone Tuesday evening,” commented a local paper. “They say the scene is indescribable, and thoughts of it are horrifying. The appearance of the storm cloud as it approached the town and the roaring of the merciless tempest were most appalling. As the cyclone approached the doomed city with furious speed it seemed there were three funnel-shaped clouds united at the top. The upper part of the cloud was jet black while the trunks were the color of fire.
“They say the property loss has been placed too low, that it will reach a million dollars in Washington C. H. and vicinity. It had a whirling movement, twisting off trees, lifting up houses, stables and sheds many feet and then dashing them to the earth. No words can fittingly describe the condition of the terror-stricken people after the storm had passed away. The Martin brothers left Washington Court House yesterday morning for Dayton before they had time to gather many of the particulars, but they saw the general ruin of that once beautiful town and heard the groans and cries of the wounded and bereft. The Cherry House, in which they were stopping was partly torn away, yet no lives were lost, though the inmates thought that the end of all things had come.
Fixer upper with old world charm with the convenience of the city. Own a little piece of history. Local residents call this ” The Cherry House” All original hardwood floors, solid wood trim with crown molding and doors dating back to the 1800s. 5 bedroom 3 story . 6 fireplaces. Gas heat . First floor laundry. Solid wood trim, doors and flooring from the 1800s.