44 S Main St, Salamanca, NY, 14779 $89,500
Save this old house. This once gorgeous home sits on a knoll on a corner lot opposite a beautiful old church in Salamanca, NY (pop. 5,815).
Known as the Dowd House, the Greek Revival was home to Judge Thomas Dowd who, with his wife Agnes, frequently entertained dignitaries here including Mr. and Mrs. William Jennings Bryan, FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt.
Although never realized, Thomas Dowd had aspirations to become Governor of New York, and he wanted his home to reflect wealth and power. When he purchased it in 1900, it was just a small white house on a hill. Dowd later added wings and the pillars to make it the mansion it is today and home to his children Kathleen, a church organist, Donald and Margaret.
Save this old house. Historic Greek Revival, Circa 1880’s, with addition added 1902 is 3 stores of Amazing Character! Previously Marketed as A President stayed here , as Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt frequently were overnight guests here, back in the day. Unfortunately, this Gorgeous Home hasn’t been kept up and is in Dire need of someone with the Love & Passion of Restoring her to the Beauty she once was!
Fortunately, she IS in good, solid condition! She just needs some love and paint and a new porch and ceilings and maybe a few other things… and then she could be just as amazing as her younger days! Her Current Owners were able to completely update the plumbing and have also renovated the 3rd Floor to be an efficiency apartment. This Home would be Amazing if it were restored to it original way, Or very close to it and made into an amazing Bed & Breakfast!
Are you a Historical Home Lover? Maybe you would just like to come and renovate it to be like the one in your dreams… and then sell it to someone else to enjoy. The options are limitless! Being so close to the Casino & Ski Resorts, this home is in an Excellent location. Modestly priced, make this one as Beautiful as the Pictures!
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