UPDATE: Under $75K Thursday ~ c.1906 Historic Queen Anne For Sale Increased In Price -Ouch! Then Reduced

107 Martin Luther King Blvd S, Union Springs, AL 36089   $79,900 Reduced to $69,900 Reduced to $67,900 Reduced Again to $59,900 ~ Off Market Increased to $195,000 – OUCH!!  Reduced to $145,000

c.1906 Historic Queen Anne For Sale Increased In Price -Ouch!




Okay, prices are just getting way out of hand. You may have seen this house before, as it was first listed on OHU50K in December 2019 for $79,900. Subsequently, it had several reductions in price down to $59,900, until it was taken off market. Now it is back on the market for an astounding $195,000. The new listing starts at the second half of the page. The huge $135,100 price increase is supposedly due to a new electrical panel, new sprinkler system, and new bathroom floors and remodeled kitchen area which they don’t even show. The rest of the house looks the same to me. Despite the price, I still love the house, though, including its great history!



Located in Union Springs, Alabama, this c.1906 fixer upper is the Rosenstihl-Reid House called Rosedale.

The gracious Queen Anne was built from a George F. Barber design plan and has a large veranda, Palladian elements, etched-glass windows, built-ins, hardwood floors, fireplaces and so much more. It was originally owned by Col. Henry Joseph Rosenstihl (1869-1959), jeweler and Union Springs fire chief, and his second wife Anna. Rosenstihl’s Jewelry Store was owned by father and son German-born William Rosenstihl and son Henry Joseph Rosenstihl.  The senior Rosenstihl was an expert watchmaker. After his death, Henry continued to operate the jewelry store, graduating from the Horology School at the Bradley Institute of Technology and continuing as a jeweler for seventy years.

Henry’s daughter Helen Claire (1911-1974), a famous stage star in adulthood, was born at this house. Highly educated, Helen began acting in the 1930s, starring in more than a hundred roles on the stage, on and Off Broadway, summer stock,  radio and television.



If you have been thinking of making this your home NOW is the time to take advantage of this recently price reduced fixer upper property. Take a step back into history where architecture was a thing of true beauty. Everything you want in an Victorian era home is represented here — Wrap around porch — gazebo porch — arched windows — leaded windows — high roof peaks.
And that’s just on the outside. Imagine greeting your guests at the dual front doors into the parlor. This lovely piece of history has pine wood floors, classic period woodwork, beautiful fireplaces with the iron detailed screen plates and some exquisite lighting. There’s a built in China cabinet in the formal dining room awaiting some crystal and china! Bring the life back to this house with just some attention and love. She will surely return it to you!



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Henry Rosenstihl playing guitars with his first wife Emily on a porch in Union Springs c.1890.
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Anna Alexander on the right, Henry’s second wife.

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Come see this newly renovated Victorian Era 6 bedroom 3.5 bath 2 story home. This home has plenty of the original intricate designs. Its features include original wood flooring, chandeliers throughout, five wood burning fireplaces, new flooring in the bathrooms, newly remodeled kitchen area and a spacious backyard. It has been well taken care of for its age. It simply needs a new owner.


  • Phyllis Baden

    She’s a grand lady with a wonderful history! Hope just the right family buys her and restores her to all her original grandeur!

  • Brett Proctor

    Same pictures as before including the lady walking the floor lol . If we can’t see the improvements, How do we know the price increase is justified? Oh well, still a beautiful historic home.

  • Steve

    i went and looked at it, the price increase isn’t worth it. the house needs saved soon or itll be gone forever. the local scuttlebutt is that the house was purchased a few years back and the new owners gave up after wiring it. there is significant water damage and at least one hole in the roof.

    its unfortunate, but nearly a decade of vacancy has not done this house well.

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