Historic House Listings

Sold. Love the old picture! The Lewis James House, Circa 1855. One acre in Missouri. $159,900

February 11, 2021

Love it when they include old pictures with a listing! If it were me, I would put that original upper porch back. The Lewis James House was built in 1855. It is located on 1.03 acres in Saint James, Missouri. The home features hardwood floors, built-ins, wide baseboards, and leaded glass windows. The home has a new roof and water heater. The property has a large outbuilding and a detached three car garage. Four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 2,672 square feet. $159,900

Contact Jenna Davis with Keller Williams Realty Chester

From the Zillow listing:


This home’s historic Federal design speaks for itself! The Lewis James House, situated on ONE full acre in the middle of downtown St James, was recorded as the very first house built in St James in 1855. It’s an incredible 2-story brick home, w/ original details, 2 fireplaces (one in what was recently used as a Master Bedroom on the main level) and a HUGE outbuilding/3-car garage. The originally designed Master Suite is upstairs w/ walk-in closet and full bath and another large bedroom is upstairs measuring 17×10 w/ it’s own half bath and large closet. On the main level you’ll find original hardwood floors, a large living space w/ built-in’s and a wood burning fireplace. The kitchen is spacious as well and leads to main level laundry and a 4th bedroom, which is up a second set of stairs. There is also a full bath on the main level. Recent updates include roof and water heater. Ask for the full history on this home when you take a tour…it is well worth the read!


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