401 Main St, Falmouth, KY, 41040.
c.1908 Colonial Revival Home For Sale in Falmouth, KY $84K
Thanks to OHU50K reader John, we have now corrected and updated the family history of this home. It appears that this Colonial Revival, just a short walk to downtown Falmouth, was owned by the Mc Bride family. According to the Pendleton County Historical and Genealogical Society the house was owned by Melvin and Mamie McBride from the day it was built in 1907. They lived in the home with their daughter Melva, and it appears that she lived there for her entire life until she passed away at age 102 in 2003. Melva married Sam Young in 1925 and was a graduate of the Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati. She was a member of the Falmouth Baptist Church where she was the church pianist for over 50 years. Melva was well-known for the fancy hats she always wore, as well as being the second oldest living graduate of Falmouth High School, having graduated in 1919.
The house is a beauty. Apparently, it was a catalog house ordered from a supplier in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with interior decorative elements from Sears. Listed on on the National Register of Historic Places, the McBride House is classified as a Dutch Colonial. That’s where the descriptions by the historical society and NRHP differ.
I love the circular vergeboards and imbricated shingles painted in two different colors, and, of course, the green tiled fireplace mantel! When the house was listed on NRHP in 1983, the house was white with green trim. I much prefer yellow and white.
Cute home with some upgrades. Beautiful wood mantel in LR. Corner lot. This home is in the flood plain. With some attention this will be a unique home. Any owner occupant obtaining an FHA loan, may be eligible for $100.00 down program. Selling AS IS.