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Under $105K Sunday – c.1896 Historic Queen Anne Home For Sale in Galesburg, IL Under $105K – Pending

624 N Cherry St, Galesburg, IL 61401          Pending    $104,900 

 

c.1896 Historic Queen Anne Home For Sale in Galesburg, IL Under $105K

 

House view featured at 624 N Cherry St, Galesburg, IL 61401

OHU50K NOTES

With the current real estate market going haywire, I decided to go up in price by $5K for our Under $100K Sunday for two spectacular, historic homes this week. The first was posted earlier in Moberly, Missouri. This second beauty is The Wilkens Seacord House, an 1896 Queen Anne Victorian that the Galesburg Landmark Commission designated a Local Landmark in January 1989. It was serving as a bed & breakfast inn before COVID.

Family History

Wilkins Seacord (1833-1900), born in New York, ventured  to Ohio and Michigan at age 22 before finding what he described as a “suitable place of residence” in Galesburg in 1855. During his early years in Galesburg, Seacord was employed as a teacher and a farmer. After his election as sheriff of Knox County for a two-year stint, he served as livestock manager of the Galesburg stockyards, winning the reputation of being one of the best judges of livestock in that area. Seacord became quite successful over the years with several businesses, three large farms and an early stockholder of the Farmers & Mechanics Bank. and Purington Brick Company.

Initially he devoted his time to teaching and farming. He was elected sheriff of Knox County for a two-year period in 1868 before becoming engaged in the livestock business as manager of the stockyards in Galesburg. Seacord was recognized as one of the best judges of livestock in the Mississippi Valley area. He was associated with a multitude of business enterprises, owned three large farms and became one of the early stockholders of the Farmers & Mechanics Bank where he served on the board for several years. He lived in this home with his second wife Fannie and died here of Bright’s disease on July 3, 1900. Seacord was only able to enjoy his spectacular home for four years.

House view featured at 624 N Cherry St, Galesburg, IL 61401

REALTOR COMMENTS

Classic 2 story Victorian Painted Lady featuring 5 bedrooms, 2.50 bathrooms, wrap-around porch, charm, character, natural woodwork, hardwood floors, pocket doors, leaded glass windows, all offering an incredible amount of living space. Double entry grants access to entry foyer with ample room for providing a warm welcome to arriving guests and family. Home is conveniently located to schools, recreation, restaurants, downtown Galesburg and Knox College.
Yard featured at 624 N Cherry St, Galesburg, IL 61401
Porch featured at 624 N Cherry St, Galesburg, IL 61401
Porch featured at 624 N Cherry St, Galesburg, IL 61401
Porch featured at 624 N Cherry St, Galesburg, IL 61401
Porch featured at 624 N Cherry St, Galesburg, IL 61401
Porch featured at 624 N Cherry St, Galesburg, IL 61401
Bedroom featured at 624 N Cherry St, Galesburg, IL 61401
Property featured at 624 N Cherry St, Galesburg, IL 61401
Entry foyer features staircase to second level of the home in additional access to front (parlor) living room offering nice space for entertaining.
Property featured at 624 N Cherry St, Galesburg, IL 61401
Garage featured at 624 N Cherry St, Galesburg, IL 61401
Dining room featured at 624 N Cherry St, Galesburg, IL 61401
Living room featured at 624 N Cherry St, Galesburg, IL 61401
Family room features fireplace, hardwood flooring and porch access. Comfortable den/library or suited for a main level bedroom.
Living room featured at 624 N Cherry St, Galesburg, IL 61401
Living room featured at 624 N Cherry St, Galesburg, IL 61401
Dining room offers butler’s pantry, ample room to comfortably seat guest’s for any occasion.
Kitchen featured at 624 N Cherry St, Galesburg, IL 61401
Kitchen conveniently located to formal dining room includes all appliances.
Kitchen featured at 624 N Cherry St, Galesburg, IL 61401
Kitchen featured at 624 N Cherry St, Galesburg, IL 61401
Kitchen featured at 624 N Cherry St, Galesburg, IL 61401
Bathroom featured at 624 N Cherry St, Galesburg, IL 61401
Additional main floor convenience offered with full bathroom, and additional pantry.
Living room featured at 624 N Cherry St, Galesburg, IL 61401
Bedroom featured at 624 N Cherry St, Galesburg, IL 61401
2nd level includes five bedrooms and full bathroom. Front bedroom features 11 x 6 dressing area and access to balcony overlooking the front yard. Three bedrooms feature sink and vanity areas. Walk-up attic and full basement provide an abundance of storage, and hobby areas.
Property featured at 624 N Cherry St, Galesburg, IL 61401
Bathroom featured at 624 N Cherry St, Galesburg, IL 61401
Bathroom featured at 624 N Cherry St, Galesburg, IL 61401
Bedroom featured at 624 N Cherry St, Galesburg, IL 61401
Bedroom featured at 624 N Cherry St, Galesburg, IL 61401
Bedroom featured at 624 N Cherry St, Galesburg, IL 61401
Bedroom featured at 624 N Cherry St, Galesburg, IL 61401
Bedroom featured at 624 N Cherry St, Galesburg, IL 61401
Bedroom featured at 624 N Cherry St, Galesburg, IL 61401

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