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Under $75K Thursday – c.1902 Handyman Special Italianate in Zanesville, OH Under $60K

145 Pine St, Zanesville, OH, 43701   $59,900

c.1902 Handyman Special Italianate in Zanesville, OH Under $60K



This c.1902 brick Italianate is located on a corner lot opposite Putnam Hill Park. The staircase, fireplace mantels, molding and pocket doors are stunning, and an old barn in the back is a bonus. Property taxes are low and crime stats are not bad. It appears that the home was purchased for $50,000 in November 2020 for $50,000. A $9K price increase doesn’t indicate a flip when you take into consideration closing costs. I am guessing the immediate resale may just come down to changed circumstances preventing the new owner from undertaking a project.


This was the home of Earl Sidwell (1887-1949), a B & O railroad worker, from the 1910s to the 1940s. He lived here with his wife Lunda Smith Sidwell until her death in 1929. They were married in 1908 and had seven children, Glenn, Guy, Anna, Mary, Dorothy, Beulah and Ruth. Sadly, Ruth was only four years old when her mother died.  Earl and the children continued to live in the home, and sometime in the 1930s, Earl remarried. His second wife, Esme Catherine Fletcher Sidwell, also lived in the home until at least the 1940 US Census when the house was valued at  $6,000. Apparently, the couple downsized and moved to a smaller home before Esme predeceased Earl in 1946.


A diamond in the rough. Uncover the true beauty of this home with soaring ceilings, original pocket doors, all original woodwork is still in tack and most in good shape, fireplace has original marble and cast iron covers and let’s not forget the grand entrance staircase. The pole barn is currently being used as a 2 car garage. Bring your imagination and let your creativity guide you. Seller is selling as is.

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