fixer upper

Under $75K Thursday ~ c.1901 Concrete Block House Fixer Upper in Columbus Kansas Under $59K ~ Off Market

601 W Oak St, Columbus, KS 66725     

$58,900 ~ Pending ~ Off Market 

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OHU50K NOTES

This fixer upper was built with 3000 homemade concrete blocks made from molds and machines. Back in the day, you could purchase a catalog of cement house plans for 20 cents, and Sears sold a machine for $42.50. The homemade concrete block homes hit their heyday in the early 1900s, but soon declined in popularity due to the uneven quality of the blocks. They made a solid house, though. My husband has always been a fan of them.

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REALTOR COMMENTS

Incredible Space in this beautiful all electric fixer upper house! Built out of nearly 3000 concrete blocks, created by Brooks. Brooks that taught at the Cherokee County high school in 1901. outside walls were faced with Joplin Gravel to give it it’s artistic effect. This spacious house has 4 bedrooms with another non conforming. 1 1/2 baths. There are original tin ceilings in a few rooms. The kitchen is a large galley kitchen. There is a shop outback with a partial fence. All appliances stay including freezer, refrig, washer, dryer , stove and microwave. House is selling as is.

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