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If Walls Could Talk! Its Amazing What You Find When Showing Historic Homes!

This is an amazing old home.

641  W Nichols St,  Springfield, MO

641  W Nichols St,  Springfield, MO

Built in 1866 it is one of the oldest homes in Springfield MO. We showed it to a client yesterday and as we toured the home we discovered some old newspapers on the floor. They were only revealed because someone before us had rolled back the linoleum floor. (no vinyl here!) The papers were dated 1952, which is still a lot newer than the home. I snapped a few pictures with my phone. One of them is an ad advertising the 2nd largest herd of performing elephants in America coming to perform at a circus!


Old Newspaper Ad Springfield MO

newspaper Springfield MO

I wonder what other mysteries or hidden gems are in this home? As I walked through this home I imagined all the things that might have gone on in this grand old home. Its now in great disrepair and desperately needs a lot of work and restoration. It would be a perfect bed and breakfast or family home. Its for sale for only $29,900. I hope it finds a new owner soon.

About The Authors:  Betty Knowles is a full-time REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker Vanguard REALTORS® in Springfield, MO and proudly serves on the board of the Greater Springfield Board of REALTORS®.  She also served as President of Women’s Council Of REALTORS® in Southwest Missouri.  Betty’s genuine passion is helping people buy and sell homes in Springfield, Ozark, Nixa, and surrounding communities.  

John Knowles is likewise a full-time REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker Vanguard and a member of the Greater Springfield Board of REALTORS®. A self-proclaimed computer geek, John is talented at developing real estate websites, videos, photography, blogs, search engine optimization and other technical skills essential to marketing and selling real estate in Springfield MO.

Together this dynamic team makes up TeamKnowles REALTORS®, Spouses Selling Houses!  They are dedicated to doing what it takes to sell your home in the greater Springfield real estate market, or help you purchase a home that fits your particular needs. Give TeamKnowles a call today; you’ll be glad you did!

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Comment balloon 2 commentsBetty Knowles • November 29 2010 07:57PM


Betty and John, what an absolutely NEAT find! Thanks for sharing this old newspaper clipping with us here on AR! :)


Posted by Bob & Leilani Souza, Greater Sacramento Area Homes, Land & Investments (Souza Realty 916.408.5500) over 8 years ago

I love the historic homes.  Besides the hidden treasures I love to find architectural treasures of the past within the homes. 

Posted by Lorraine Sayer, Realtor ABR,CDPE,GRI - Colorado Springs,CO RE/MAX (Monument, Black Forest, Falcon, Fountain homes ) over 8 years ago