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Doesn't this big old place look haunted to you? I have loved this old house while growing up. It's been empty for years and years (at least 20 plus) and now it's on the market. It's on a main road here in my town, and you pass it on your way to the city park. The old girl has 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,636 square feet, and sits on a lot that is 84 x 334 (0.64 acres). Let's just say that it's a fixer upper. No maintenance was done to it during those 20 years, and the roof has leaked and caused some pretty good damage inside, from what I've gathered from people familiar with the house. This Victorian, built in 1880, was altered in the early 1900's to attempt to give it a more updated Craftsman / Prairie style. The right hand side of the house also had a turret on it, which was a story higher, but that room was removed in the remodel. The listing states that it is a three story house, but I always thought that the top was just a big attic. It features window unit air conditioning and asbestos siding! At some point, the first floor and second floor were made into separate living spaces. It has curved stained glass windows where the tower used to be (the corner of the house is rounded there). The windows are in the wall next to the grand staircase. I think if I were to buy this place (I've always wanted an old house like this, but I don't think I could afford to restore it!) I would get the roof fixed, repair the first floor (new plumbing, wiring, replace the broken and missing windows, repair the floor, etc.) and live on the first floor and slowly work my way through the second and third floors as money permitted. This is the house where the sale was that I purchased my antique console radio that I restored and the platform rocker. I still have one piece of furniture from this house to have restored. The old girl can be yours to restore to her former grandeur for the low, low price of $30,000. I hope that someone buys it that wants to restore it, and not just for the large lot.