Historic House Listings

Wasn’t expecting that! Benjamin Pickles House, Circa 1859 in Illinois. $172,000

May 18, 2019

Wasn’t expecting that interior! The Benjamin Pickles house was built in 1859. It is located on .25 acres in Joliet, Illinois. It is situated a few doors away from the noted Jacob Henry mansion. This home has a limestone foundation, high ceilings, original plaster walls, hardwood floors, and beautiful moldings. Four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,850 square feet. $172,000

From the Zillow listing:


Calling all History-lovers, Rehabbers, and Visionaries!!!  An exceptionally rare opportunity to own a unique Joliet Historical Landmark!  Built in 1859, known as the “Benjamin Pickles” home, this 4 bedrm, 1.5 bath charming home is located doors down across from the historical Jacob Henry Mansion.  Incredible original features inlcude 13 foot high ceilings, limestone foundation, solid-built plaster walls, and rich molding details.  Roomy floorplan with great layout for entertaining potential.  Charm abounds throughout home-  kitchen with built-in cupboards, access to back deck.  Living room is HUGE with patterned wood floors, thick crown molding details, and fireplace.  Four spacious bedrooms upstairs share a full bath.  Upper hall has dual access from foyer and to butlers pantry.  TOO MANY UNIQUE FEATURES TO LIST — this home has to be viewed in person to appreciate details and potential.  Area has street parking and convenient access to highway and short distance from train station.

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