Queen Anne Victorian for sale

Under $100K Sunday – Circa 1887 Illinois Queen Anne Victorian For Sale Under $65K

Step inside this Queen Anne Victorian for sale. The spacious foyer with original Grand Spiral Staircase. Main floor boasts oversized rooms, high ceilings, unique character, large pocket door & multiple fireplaces. Main floor kitchen is spacious with newer cabinets and breakfast room. Upstairs is a secondary kitchen, laundry room, three spacious bedrooms, full bathroom & Screened Summer Porch. Full attic with lots of potential bonus space awaiting your creativity. This historic home is awaiting being brought to life. The 2.5 car detached garage also has a 13×30 bonus space above it. This could easily be finished out or used as storage. Great opportunity to own a piece of Decatur’s rich history.

Located in Downtown Historical West End, this property is rich in Decatur History & Character. Once owned by Avery Powers, who was the first president of the Decatur Public Library. Step inside the spacious foyer with original Grand Spiral Staircase. Main floor boasts oversized rooms, high ceilings, unique character, large pocket door & multiple fireplaces. Main floor kitchen is spacious with newer cabinets and breakfast room. Upstairs is a secondary kitchen, laundry room, three spacious bedrooms, full bathroom & Screened Summer Porch. Full attic with lots of potential bonus space awaiting your creativity. This historic home is awaiting being brought to life. The 2.5 car detached garage also has a 13×30 bonus space above it. This could easily be finished out or used as storage. Great opportunity to own a piece of Decatur’s rich history. Home could easily be converted into multi-unit property.

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457 W William St, Decatur, IL 62522    $64,500

 

This was the home of Theron Avery Powers (1857-1925) and his wife Hathaway Jones Powers (1858-1944). They lived here with their children, Edward, Margaret and Myra. Mr. Powers was born into wealth, starting his career managing his father’s thoroughbred horses.  After the death of his father, Powers managed his father’s estate, then went into the real estate business. He was also a civic leader. He was the first to promote Decatur’s Chamber of Commerce and was on the Board of Managers for the James Milliken University, responsible for beautification of the campus grounds.

Per THE DECATUR REVIEW SATURDAY AUG 22 1925

THERON A. POWERS HAS SUDDEN DEATH
WAS AT BALL GAME FRIDAY AFTERNOON.
HAD HEART ATTACK
BORN IN DECATUR IN 1857, ALWAYS RESIDENT

“Death came suddenly to Theron A. Powers at his home, 510 Powers Lane, Saturday morning at 7:30 oclock.Mr.Powers
was dressing and his wife had asked him how he felt. He replied “all right” then suddenly Mrs. Powers heard him gasp and she hurried into the room. Her husband told her that he was feeling very badly, sat down on the bed, gasped and fell back. The end came a few minutes later. Some heart trouble which has not shown up in any of the recent physical examinations when Mr. Powers has had was
was the cause of death. Mr. Powers was feeling about as well as usual Friday, went to the ball game in the afternoon with his brothers as usual and had a chatty visit at the old Samuel Powers homestead during the evening.There was no warning of the end except that he said to his brothers Friday that he had a tightness in his chest over the heart. This was probably the beginning of some sudden heart attack which ended his life Saturday morning.

Theron Avery Powers was born in Decatur, Aug. 26, 1857 the son of Mr.and Mrs.Samuel Powers, distinguished pioneers in the community. He grew up here and had his education here and always made this his home. When he was about eighteen years of age he began taking his fathers race horses around the circuits. Samuel Powers was a noted breeder of thoroughbreds, his stable was famous throughout the state and Theron Powers youthful activities followed the same line.His death comes as a real shock to the community in which he has lived all his life and where he was widely and affectionately known. He was typically a family man, a devoted husband, father and brother. He made friends easily and held them. News of the death spread rapidly
and there were general and sincere expressions of regret.”

 

 

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