Queen Anne

Dated 1895, this two-story Queen Ann-style house has some impressive features such as a corner turret, a hipped roof and extended cross gables. An original one-story porch that once surrounded two sides of the house has been replaced with two small one-story Neoclassical columned porches. In the 1970s, the house was meticulously restored both inside and out. The interior includes all the original woodwork with an unusual stairway and circular landing with pine floors. Many of the original very early light fixtures remain. Although the house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it has sat shuttered for years and is currently owned by the city. There are no current plans for the property.

 

Queen Anne

Queen Anne

Queen Anne

Queen Anne

Queen Anne

Queen Anne

Queen Anne

Queen Anne

14 Replies to “Queen Anne”

    1. The homes the city owns, are there any plans to turn those properties into revenue properties? They could be a great money maker with hopefully not that much mor investment. I think some of our Alabama historical homes can actually get a group of volunteers to learn the history and once it becomes a money-maker maybe the volunteers can get the jobs.

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      1. This particular house and others nearby are looked after by a local preservation group. Locals would like to see something done with them too. However, many of these homes are in areas where there is little to zero return on investment, add in a poor school system and high crime rates, people choose to look elsewhere.

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  1. This is a really interesting project and a magnificent structure, one can only speculate as to why it has been relegated to historical abandonment. Thank you for the article; if possible, it would be helpful to the reader to include the city and state of the property being discussed. Thank you, Sir!

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  2. So many of the beautiful old homes across America are in high crime areas where no one with the means to restore and maintain such a house wants to live. It’s just a fact of life. The neighborhoods when these old jewels exist are old neighborhoods and usually very impoverished. I gave up on my dream of restoring an old Victorian decades ago for that very reason.

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