Victorian home for sale

Sold – Victorian Home For Sale in Vandalia, MO Under $29K

312 W Washington St, Vandalia, MO 63382.   $28,500 Sold

Victorian Home For Sale



Wonderful home! As you can see by the vintage photo below, the house lost its witch hat tower roof somewhere along the line, but it is still beautiful.

Family History

Known as the Gentle House, this home was owned in the early 1900s by John T. Gentle (1860-1938) and his wife May Belle Johnson Gentle (1865-1969). J.T. owned his own drug store, and in his later years was a door-to-door salesman for a leather company. After J.T. passed away, Maybelle continued to live in the home with her adult granddaughter, Maryellen Gentle. May Belle was a descendant of Captain Maske Leake who served in the Revolutionary War. She lived to be 104 years old.
  • 4bed
  • 2bath
  • 2,377 square feet
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One of Vandalia’s last Victorian beauties! The Seller is hoping for an ambitious Buyer to remodel or restore this 11 room gem to its former beauty. Known as the “Gentle House”, after the original 1880’s builder – J. T. Gentle a prominent Vandalia pharmacist during the late 1800s and early 1900s. This home needs extensive remodeling but will make a wonderful home for those that enjoy fine craftsmanship, including 11′ ceilings, 11 stained glass windows, two sets of pocket doors, beautiful wood trim and large rooms. New roof and foundation work has been completed. This home has no heat or air.


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