Historic House Listings

Sold. Interesting house!! Frank Shaver Allen House, Circa 1887 in IL. $89,000

November 12, 2018

This house could be a real stunner! The exterior is so interesting and then inside there is so much that is still original. The crown molding in one room is pretty amazing! The Frank Shaver Allen house was built in 1887 by a renowned architect of the same name. New drywall, plumbing and some electric has been updated. Located on .48 acres in Joliet, Illinois. Five bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 3,280 square feet. $89,000

From the Zillow listing:


The Famous Frank Shaver Allen house, built in 1887 by the renowned architect of the same name features unique design elements including limestone exterior, cylindrical tower and ornate woodworking. Newly updated full and half baths, new drywall, plumbing and some electrical work already done. At approx 3200 sq ft with 5 bedrooms, this large home sits on 3 1/2 lots. The home is seeking a buyer to restore it to its former glory. Possibilities abound. Bring your ideas and your contractor!

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