Friday Fixer-Upper: An Italianate in Distress!

by Rachael Meyerink. Source: Zillow.

Is there anything more enticing than an Italianate in distress? This once grand home needs intense rehabilitation, but with its soaring ceilings, stained glass, built-ins and graceful staircase it doesn’t take much of an imagination to see what could be.


1120 Broadway, Hannibal, MO 63401


The Details

2601 sqft
$12,000 (yes, you’re reading that correctly!)
Roll up your sleeves, grab some gloves and start earning some sweat equity in this 1900 Italianate style home. Lots of character and charm, its just needs some love. 2 fireplaces, built in hutch, hardwood flooring, and more. Most recently used as a tri-plex, but could easily be used as a single family home. Approx 2600 total square feet and zoned multi-family. Good off-street parking in the back. Property is being sold as is and utilities are turned off.
Listing courtesy of Prestige Realty, Inc..

The Eye Candy

Rachael Meyerink resides in Sioux Falls, SD and is a Midwestern girl, born and raised. To her, “home” feels like sun shining through windows paned in wavy glass, an extra sweater on cold winter days and a window fan humming in the background in the heat of summer. In short: home feels like an old house. She and her husband have owned three such houses in their 15 years together- a 1923 American Four Square, a 1960s ranch and finally, an 1889 Queen Anne listed on the National Register of Historic Places. By day she works as a pediatric dietitian, and on nights and weekends, rehabs her old house with her husband. Her three children, yellow lab, ginger cat and five chickens complete their family. She keeps an online journal of her old house rehab adventures at

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  • Kathy

    Hannibal, MO, is a lot more than the home of Mark Twain and it has an up and coming historic district and many interesting homes. Bob Yapp, a nationally noted historic preservation consultant, has his home there (also an Italianate) and offers useful classes in wood window preservation and other topics. His website is very informative and will get you on your way to save this structure.

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