Lincoln’s Visited 1855 Illinois House Now Available for $139,900!

Step into the pages of history with this captivating home, a true relic built in 1855 and once owned by the esteemed Jerold Moore Family. The rich heritage is evident in every detail, from the distinctive wrought-iron porch, railings, and roof trim that adorn the exterior.

Constructed by Thomas Marshall, a descendant of Supreme Court Justice John Marshall, this residence holds a unique place in history. Notably, it welcomed the footsteps of none other than Abraham Lincoln and later housed the Governor of Kansas, John P St. John, along with other influential citizens.

Spanning over 4000 square feet across two stories, this brick masterpiece boasts 3 or 4 bedrooms upstairs, complemented by a spacious walk-in closet, a full bathroom, and a convenient kitchenette. The downstairs area is a symphony of functionality and charm, featuring a kitchen at the back, a dining room with dual built-in cabinets and a fireplace, a living room with yet another fireplace, and a parlor at the front.

The family room, situated off the east side of the dining room, adds to the allure with its fireplace and a convenient half-bath. The home’s unique layout includes a welcoming entryway area with a set of stairs leading to the upstairs, as well as an additional set at the back, ascending to the third level—an attic area.

While this home may need a bit of tender loving care and modern updates, its potential is nothing short of spectacular. The generously proportioned rooms, adorned with tall ceilings, showcase classic features such as wainscoting throughout. Thick brick walls and pocket doors add an extra layer of charm, making this residence truly special.

Property Information:

  • Price: $139,900
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Square Footage: 3,614 sqft
  • Address: 218 Jackson Ave, Charleston, IL 61920


Listed by: Rick Hunt

Coldwell Banker Classic Real Estate

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