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Under $100K Sunday ~ Save This Old House ~ c.1850 SC Farmhouse Under $90K ~ Off Market

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OHU50K NOTES

Save this old house. Known as the Schroeder House, this beautiful home, one of the oldest in town, is located in Walhalla, South Carolina (pop. 4,357), a city located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

History

According to South Carolina Historic Properties Record, Henry Schroeder was a farmer and carpenter who built this home as his personal residence sometime between 1850 and 1880. He lived here with his wife Adoline, who was 15 years his junior, and children Jacob, William and Doretta.
The 1880 US Census lists Henry’s profession as a barman, so this home may have been a tavern at some point. More recently, in 1981, the house was used as a flower shop called Dickie’s House of Flowers.

Architectural History

Per SCHPR, this home has late Gothic Revival influences with an irregular 2-story plan, weatherboard exterior, brick and concrete block foundation, and front entrance with sidelights and transom. In 1981, the rear siding was board and batten, as shown in photo below, but is now weatherboard.

The interior boasts beautiful beadboard, hardwood floors and old mantels.

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REALTOR COMMENTS

Save this old house. Have you ever wanted to live in a farm house or operate a business in a property that happens to be a piece of history?! Check out the 2nd oldest home in Walhalla (circa around the 1850’s). Known as the Schroder House, this four bedroom home has four fireplaces, high ceilings, heart pine floors, large front porch and sits on .44 of an acre on Main Street. In walking distance to churches, restaurants, and businesses.
Electrical wiring was updated in the 1980’s and a half bath and an hvac system was installed around the same time. The roof is the original tin and the wood siding has stood the test of time. All furniture and shelves have been removed (except for the row of auditorium chairs that will be removed upon closing; they do not convey with the purchase of the home).
Currently zoned Highway Commercial which allows for single family and multifamily dwellings in addition to commercial uses. Thus, you could renovate this home into a updated farmhouse, boutique, one of a kind restaurant, rental property (Air B&B), office space / shared office rental space, or any other commercial idea permitted by the city. Entrepreneurs are snatching up properties right and left in this reviving town. Don’t let this charming and historic property pass you by. Call today!

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