Historic House Listings

Built by Beich Candy Company Executive. Circa 1909 in Illinois. $173,500

June 15, 2019

Such an ornate looking exterior! This home was built in 1909. It is located in Bloomington, Illinois. It was designed by Arthur Moratz. The home was built for an executive at the Beich Candy Company. There is original woodwork in the home. Beautiful stained glass, pocket doors and a murphy bed. Four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 3,600 square feet. $199,900 New price: $173,500

From the Zillow listing:


Beautiful brick and stone home built in 1908/09 for an exec. at the Beich Candy Company. A hint as to the architect of the building is the record of a 1910 remodel by A.T. Simmons, an associate of Arthur Moratz, who built many dignified residences in Bloomington. Flooring in the home resembles that of others known to be built with wood from the Moratz planing mills. Fireplace hardware along and interior architecture echo the Spanish look of the decor of the front porch, which give this home an exotic appeal. This magnificent home boasts original refinished woodwork, beautiful stained glass, working pocket doors, and a Murphy-In A Door. The finished 3rd story has a family room and bedroom. Partially finished basement with large family room, Craft/rec room, utility room, workshop area, and storage throughout. Full kitchen/bath on BOTH main and 2nd floor. Zoned B1, close to schools, shopping, trail, and eateries. Have your business on the main level and live in or lease the upstairs!!

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