Historic House Listings

Sold. Deal of the Day! Circa 1848 in Illinois. Great history! $169,900

June 9, 2020

Such interesting history! Home to a Civil War general and abolitionist. He traveled and purchased land for free people. This home was built in 1848. It is located on .39 acres in Rockford, Illinois. The property has mature landscaping with perennial gardens. Love the beautiful staircase! Five bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 3,269 square feet. $169,900

Contact Ryan Cherney with Circle One Realty: 630-862-5181

From the Zillow listing:


This beautiful historic home of approximately 3,200 square feet was built in 1848. You will have to come and see this unique gem in Rockford. This home sits on a double lot and has 5 large bedrooms, plus a large craft/hobby room and 1 1/2 baths. There is a detached garage with a loft above it and is surrounded by large beautiful trees and an expansive perennial garden.This gracious home boasts of hardwood floors, stained and leaded glass windows, 10 ft. ceilings, a curved staircase. This home has been exquisitely cared for by a retired couple and has been completely remodeled over the last 10 years. The home has air conditioning throughout as well as radiator heat. The kitchen is large and modern, laundry on the main floor plus an enclosed porch adjacent to the kitchen. The first floor encompasses spacious living and dining rooms each with its own hand-carved marble fireplace or stove. , a family room and bedroom. This was home to a Civil War general and an abolitionist who traveled and worked buying land for free people. It has dormer windows and decorative brackets beneath the caves-these classic and elegant features dominated the latter 1800’s. Its expansive wraparound porch was added at a later date and distinguishes the property.


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