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Under $100K Sunday – c.1905 Foursquare Home For Sale in Des Moines, IA Under $95K

1400 Dean Ave, Des Moines, IA 50316    $94,900

c.1905 Foursquare Home For Sale in Des Moines, IA

OHU50K Notes

This foursquare still retains many of its original elements, including pocket doors, front and rear staircases, cast iron radiators, built-ins, bathroom fixtures and some windows.

Family History

In the 1930s and ’40s, this home was owned by the widow Alice Hendricks Goodrell and her widowed daughter, Ethel Wickham, a proofreader for the newspaper. Alice purchased the home after her husband, John Scott Goodrell, an engineer, passed away. Alice died in the home at the age of 88. At that time, Alice’s real estate holdings were valued at $2,000.

 

Des Moines Register 19 June 1943

Realtor Comments 

Home for sale with original woodwork, open split staircase, and pocket doors. Has been used as offices since 1977. Investment potential! Priced to sell quickly. Refrigerator and window air conditioners stay with property.

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