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A LOT of history in this house! Circa 1855 in Illinois. $139,900

February 8, 2022

There is a lot of history in this house! It was built by Thomas Marshall, descendant of Supreme Court Justice John Marshall. Abraham Lincoln is said to have visited this home. It was later owned by the Governor of Kansas, John P. St. John. The home was built in 1855. It is located on .46 acres in Charleston, Illinois. The home features a large covered front porch, an upper porch, pocket doors, original hardwood floors, wainscoting and crown molding. Four bedrooms, three bathrooms and 3,614 square feet. $139,900

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From the Zillow listing:


This historical home is steeped in history, built in 1855, the home was owned by the Jerold Moore Family. It features distinctive wrought-iron porch, railings, and roof trim. It was built by Supreme Court Justice John Marshall’s decendent, Thomas Marshall, visited by Abraham Lincoln, and later occupied by the Governor of Kansas, John P St. John and other prominent citizens. With a little over 4000 square foot in this 2 story Brick home. It has 3 or 4 bedrooms upstairs as well as a huge walk in closet and a full bathroom and kitchenette. Downstairs is a kitchen on the back of the home, a dining room with dual built in cabinets and a fireplace, a living room with another fireplace, and a parlor on the front of the home. There is a family room off the east side of the dining room with another fireplace and a 1/2 bath downstairs. The home features a neat entryway area with a set of stairs to the upstairs. There is another set of stairs in the back of the home that goes to the upstairs and on to the 3rd level which is an attic area. This home needs a little TLC and updating, but would be a spectacular home to live in. Huge rooms with tall ceilings throughout the home. Wainscoting in several rooms throughout the home. Thick brick walls and pocket doors make this home very special.


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