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Under $100K Sunday – c.1886 Fixer Upper on 1.61 Acre in Girard, KS $85K – Off Market
November 14, 2021
613 N Summit St, Girard, KS 66743. $85,000 Off Market
Extraordinary home, known as the Captain Higgie Home, sits on 1.61 acres and was owned by two of Girard’s most prominent families. It was built by the Higgie family, who resided there for 30 years, and then the Sauer family owned it for 70 years!
This originally was the home of Captain William F. Higgie (1847-1907) and his wife Marion Higgie (1858-1934). The Captain owned a store, and the couple lived in the elegant home, where they often held social events.
It was passed down to William Henry Higgie (1888-1953) and his wife Eva McNaught Higgie (1886-1978). William served in WWI and took over his father’s drug store after the war. His military records state that he was a tall man of medium build with medium brown hair and light blue eyes.
In 1915, Henry Emanuel Sauer (1877-1950) and his wife Lora Evans Sauer (1873-1975) purchased the home from Captain Higgie. At the time Henry was mayor of Girard and also the founder and owner of Sauer’s Department Store. The couple lived here with their children Gertrude, Joseph, Le Roy and Eugene.
The home was passed down to his son Le Roy Henry Sauer (1902-1979) and his wife Margaret Walsh Sauer (1903-1996) who lived here until at least 1979. Le Roy was the co-owner of Sauer’s Department Store in Girard.
$85, 000 OBO!!! CASH offers only. Needs lots of TLC but has lots of positives as well. Great Investment potential!!! Highly Motived Seller!!! This Queen Ann Cottage towers 32 ft high & sits on an 1800 sq ft unfinished basement. The house offers the original drapes, lead glass door, stained glass windows, wood floors, mirrors, crystal chandeliers, light fixtures, tin tile roofing and there is so much more. The wiring has been updated to a breaker box. The old broiler face covers the central heating unit to keep with the look of the home. The one-car detached garage is just off of the drive under and had an old rotary in the floor. Sitting on almost 2 acres.