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Historic House Listings

Judge Boone House, Circa 1877 in Mississippi. $244,900

April 25, 2019

I love 2nd empire homes! This home was built in 1877 by James T. Calendar. It was built for Judge Jordan Boon. He was cousin to Daniel Boone. The library in the home was Judge Boone’s office. The home is situated across from the local library and the General Bed and Breakfast. This home is featured in the book ‘Victorian Homes of Mississippi’. Located on .38 acres in Corinth, Mississippi. This house has original hardwood floors and original windows throughout. There are three fireplaces with antique mantels. Three bedrooms, four bathrooms, and 3,173 square feet. $289,900 New price: $244,900

From the Zillow listing:

 

Boone Home, a lovely French 2nd Empire home built in 1877 (however tax documents say 1857) and recently professionally restored and updated by the current owner/former Ethan Allen Designer, is located in the Historic District of downtown Corinth, MS…  This 3 bedroom/3.5 bath home is one of the few remaining French 2nd Empire homes in Mississippi…  It has original hardwood floors throughout, most being 1 1/2″; fabulous Stanton leopard carpet in the Downstairs Master Bedroom; original antique handblown glass windows; 11 ft ceilings; 3 gas fireplaces with beautiful antique mantels (including 1 in the Upstairs Master Bedroom, 1 in the Library, and 1 in the Living Room with either original subway tile or brick hearths; 2 electric fireplaces do not convey); 2 antique ball and claw foot tubs; new granite/sinks/faucets/toilets in bathrooms (bathroom mirrors do not convey); beautiful brick floors in the Kitchen, the Keeping Room & the Butler’s Pantry; large Veranda; new tongue and groove flooring on Front Porch and Veranda; new historic paint colors inside and out; painted ceilings throughout; newly refinished hardwood floors upstairs; new period style design elements throughout including new tile floors in bathrooms; new flocked wallpaper in Foyer Bath; new ceiling medallions in every room; plantation shutters (other window treatments do not convey); new lighting in every room inside and out including both period style and vintage crystal chandeliers throughout, 4 1800’s Moravian Star lights, a new Ernest Hemingway vintage style ceiling fan in Living Room and a new Tiffany light in the Kitchen; modern electrical, plumbing and HVACs; and much more…  (The monkey light in downstairs Master Bedroom and the paper lantern in Upstairs Master Bathroom do not convey)…  The current owner has converted the Upstairs 3rd Bedroom into a spacious Dressing Room for the Upstairs Master Bedroom turning the entire 2nd floor into one large Master Suite…  This beautiful home sits on a large corner lot in a prime location…  It sits across the street from the Library on Fillmore St and across the street from The General’s Quarters Bed and Breakfast on Linden and is surrounded by beautiful, historic homes in every direction…  A unique fact about this home is that it was designed by James T Calendar for Judge Jordan Boone, cousin to American frontiersman, Daniel Boone…  Judge Boone used the Library as his law office for some period of time…  Judge Boone’s grandfather, Reuben Boone, settled in Tishomingo County in 1834…  The city of nearby Booneville, MS was named after Judge Boone’s uncle, Francis Boone; though many say the town was named after Judge Boone’s grandfather, Reuben Boone…  This home has even been published in a book by Sherry Pace titled “Victorian Houses of Mississippi”…  Favorite rooms:  Library, Kitchen, Conservatory (Sunroom)…

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