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Save This House! A Tennessee Beauty Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

by Melanie Moore Krogman

 
As Johnny Cash and June Carter sang, “I’m goin’ to Jackson!” Here now, the single best reason to head there, pronto! (the one in Tennessee, that is!)
 


 
I’ve been admiring this beauty from a distance – a dream home! All it needs is someone to take interest in restoring it back to its former state of… COMPLETE AND UTTER GORGEOUSNESS.
 

553 E Main St, Jackson, TN

 
Asking Price: $117,500
4 beds, 2.5 baths, 3,505 sq. ft.
 
From the listing:
Madison County TN Historic home for sale on Main Street. This Victorian-Dutch revival home is in need of some love and attention but can be restored to it’s former glory by the right energetic family. Beautiful wrap-around brick porch with entryway into the Great Rotunda with intricate moldings, chandelier and built in lighting as well. There are his and hers parlors on either side with a round bay on the ladies side with columns and a built in window seat. The men’s parlor has Very unusual end cut hardwood flooring, fireplace with an unusual mantle. The large dining room has a curved door, lots of windows for light, a fireplace, a period tall oak mantle with a built in clock. the kitchen is in the first stages of being remodeled and comes with a new Jenn Aire gas cooktop in box. Walk up the Magnificent & Grand Staircase to a landing and on to the second floor with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. the third floor has a place for another bath and several other rooms. Located near the Jackson Walk Area , The farmers Market, Jackson Madison County General Hospital, The NED and much more. Just a short drive to Shiloh National Military Park, The Tennessee River and many TN state Parks.
 
Full listing information available at United Country Real Estate.
 

 
The asking price of just $117,500 is a total bargain for a house of this size—especially one with so much historical detail surviving inside. Well worth the extra time, effort and TLC.
 
Built in the 1900’s, this 4 bedroom, 2.5-bath features a spectacular brick wrap-around porch leading to a grand rotunda. Pause inside the rotunda (my favorite feature) to admire intricate moldings, a chandelier and other original light fixtures.
 
 


 
There’s MORE… a gorgeous formal dining room with curved door, tons of natural light from all of the windows and another fireplace with a tall oak mantle (period piece) featuring a built-in clock.
 
Let’s talk about the kitchen. How cute is this kitchen? There is an ample amount of cabinet space, an island and a quaint sitting area that looks like it’s right out of a Cezanne painting! It’s in the beginning stages of remodeling, waiting for someone to finish it and make it their own!
 
Next, (as if I needed more than the rotunda), take a gander at the fabulous, grand staircase leading to the landing on the second floor.
 


 
 
According to the listing, this beautiful historical home is close to the Jackson Walk and a farmer’s market and is a quick drive to the Tennessee River and Shiloh National Military Park. Great location! Someone please scoop up this grand old beauty and LOVE IT! (and send us pictures, please!).
 
 
 
 
 
Melanie-photoAUTHOR MELANIE MOORE KROGMAN

Born and raised in Iowa, Melanie’s mother and father both grew up on family farms where the old houses (mostly American Foursquares) were more often than not built by family and handed down to later generations. She remembers trips into town looking out the window of the back seat of the car admiring the Grand Victorian houses on the hills overlooking the river.
 
Melanie has a degree in Art Education from South Dakota State University. She has taught visual art and art history for 18 years. Besides teaching, she stays busy with her three kids, Kyle, Karlee and Caden along with the family dogs, Gus and Buddy. She can still be seen going through historical districts, but now she’s in the driver’s seat! She is super excited to contribute to CIRCA and hopes to help save some old houses!
 
 
 

 
 



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