See This Gigantic Affordable & Historic Lufkin, Texas Home
- Bigger is better
- Home has its own historical marker
- Spread out with over 4,000 square feet
One thing I love about older homes that have not been completely restored is that the price is right. It will still be livable, while you make any improvements you desire.
Recent improvements include a fresh coat of paint and a new roof in 2021, which is a great start for this once very lavish home.
Own Your Own Piece Of History In Downtown Lufkin
The home is listed for only $199,000 and you get a lot of backstory for your money. The home was built by a prominent Lufkin attorney, Chester B. Collins. (1888 -1960)
Not only that, it was built from lumber that was given to him by a client on trial for murder. Lillian Knox gave Collins the actual wood used to build this bungalow in the 1920s after successfully defending him in a murder case.
The two-story home sits on corbeled brick piers and has wide gables with brackets, a corbeled chimney, and a ton of windows that let in a lot of natural light.
The Collins-Shotwell House In Lufkin Is For Sale
The Jean Shotwell family owned the home from 1936 to 1974 and rented it to Marvin L. Marsh, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) district commander.
If you buy this home you won't have to remember all of these details because they are all documented on the historical marker placed out front by the Texas Historical Commission. The official historical Medalion is one of the coolest features on almost an acre of property.
Take a look around and see the potential of this over-100-year-old home.
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