Save This House! The J. Hinton House in Hannibal, MO
by Melanie Moore Krogman.
Gracing Grace St. (1634 Grace St., that is) in Hannibal, MO is this GORGEOUS lady! If the double decker façade of this Neoclassical beauty isn’t enough to pique your interest, the long list of amenities and history will!
The J. Hinton House
1634 Grace St, Hannibal, MO 63401
Asking Price: $164,900
Full listing information available at Century 21 Broughton Team
This house is PERFECT for a BIG SAVE! It is definitely in need of a renovation. Formerly known as the residence of prominent businessman and banker James Peyton Hinton, this house retains all of the glory of its former days.
First, the facts: In all 3,903 sq. ft. of this house, you have 5 bedrooms, 2 baths on 1.87 acres and a beautiful view looking down on the town of Hannibal. Inside, you’ll find a detailed, well crafted combination of styles. And a small tidbit about Hannibal: It’s the hometown of author Samuel L. Clemens, better known as Mark Twain.
Some of the details include original oak woodwork, built-ins (take a look at that china hutch), original wood flooring, a fireplace (of course!), pocket doors, stained glass windows, and a charming iron gate! But perhaps the most intriguing feature is the staircase. An impressive staircase is usually expected in a stately house like this one, but a staircase that leads to a reading bench next to a window at the very top? That alone is worth a visit to Hannibal to see this diamond-in-the-rough. Don’t forget a good book—I’d recommend Huckleberry Finn!
AUTHOR 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!