Historic House Listings

Off market. The Crome House, Circa 1904 in Missouri. American Foursquare with original features. $159,900

October 8, 2019

Lots of original features! Love the old dumb waiter! Interesting history. The William and Julia Crome House was built in 1904. It is located on .41 acres in Clinton, Missouri. Who was William F. Crome? He created one of the first wholesale grocery companies in Clinton. Everyone thought he was crazy and that he would fail. Instead his business flourished and started serving the entire region. They even say that his company created most of the business and commercial development in Clinton.

This American Foursquare is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was designed by William F. Oliver and R.S. Traber. The home has a full front porch and a sleeping porch off the back of the home. The front porch has original tile and a tin ceiling. There is a matching brick carriage house behind the home which was built at the same time. The property has the original iron fencing and gates. The home has only had two owners. Four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 4,389 square feet. $159,900

From the Zillow listing:


American foursquare home with Colonial Revival details, built in 1904. Designed by William F. Oliver R.S. Traber, the two-story brick residence has a modified square plan with a full front porch, a projecting rear ell, and a second-story sleeping porch over and enclosed back porch. The house sits over a full basement on a poured concrete foundation and has load-bearing brick walls set in a stretcher bond pattern. The hip roof has five dormers. Directly behind the home, is a brick carriage house, built at the same time. Inside the home is exceptionally intact and is distinguished by fine woodwork and leaded art glass windows. Original iron fencing and gates border the front, with concrete drive leading to rear courtyard and carriage house. Along the front of the home is an open covered front porch with tile floor and tin ceiling, Corinthian columns give a classical touch to the Craftsman styling of the home. Interior features are exceptional in detail and construction. Trims in both oak and cherry adorn doorways, staircases, and the five Italian tiled fireplaces. Staircase also decorated with tooled leather wainscoting. The home being a 4 bedroom and 3 bath, along with the full and finished attic area, makes for substantial finished living area. Lot size is 89×200. Here is a chance at not only a magnificent, two owner historic home, but also a chance to own a major piece of the heart and history of Clinton, MO.


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