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$189,000 Huge drop in price! OMG!!

1876 Victorian: Eastlake

1422 Maine Street
Quincy, Illinois

Red Tulip House

The Red Tulip House
The Red Tulip House
View from the front sidewalk, in spring, red tulips line the front walkway.
Ridiculous Price drop. Owners ready to sell at a loss! Nearly $100,000 worth of improvements, while retaining the historical elements! Beautifully updated Victorian Queen Ann/East Lake Style home. National Historic Registered home in Historic District of Beautiful Quincy, IL. 14 Rooms, 3 bathrooms, 5 bedrooms, updates too many to list!
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Virtual tour

Front Parlor
Front Parlor
View living room from dining.
Porch Detail
Porch Detail
Custom milled and installed, with historic paint job on front and side Porches.
Back Garden
Back Garden
First round of Perennial blooms
Front Foyer
Front Foyer
Notice the historic pressed tin ceiling, detailed spoon-carved Bannister, the carved grill. What you cant see are the original carved brass door knobs!
2nd floor back three-season room
2nd floor back three-season room
Fantastic view of Victorian gardens and the estate next door.
Rear View of Home
Rear View of Home
This fabulous rear view reveals the beautiful gardens, lush yard, and a view of the Summer Kitchen currently used as office.
Double Plaqued!
Double Plaqued!
This house, in the National Historic Land-marked neighborhood of The Historic East End. Recognized by the city and the Quincy Preserves1
High Efficiency Boiler
High Efficiency Boiler
Newer high efficiency boiler, air conditioner and two new hot water heaters (1 gas, 1 electric)
Wine Cellar
Wine Cellar
Full wine cellar in the dry basement. Bar, shelves, room for smaller fridge...most enjoyable!
Bedrooms 5
Full Baths 3
Heated Sq. Ft. 4,023
Unheated Sq. Ft. 1,537
Stories 3.0
Lot Size 69 x 266
Property Taxes
$ 4,324
MLS No. 194121


  • 1st Floor Bath
  • 1st Floor Bedroom
  • Bonus Room
  • Den
  • Dining room
  • Dry Basement
  • Entry Hall
  • Exercise Room
  • Foyer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Library
  • Living room
  • Sunroom
  • Unfinished Basement
  • Master bedroom downstairs
  • Master bedroom upstairs
  • 2 Car Garage
  • Dormers
  • Driveway - Paved
  • Fresh paint
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Rear Deck
  • Restored exterior
  • 2nd Staircase
  • Built-in Bookcases
  • 1 Fireplaces: Gas logs
  • Grand staircase
  • High Ceilings
  • Natural gas fireplace
  • Walk-In Closets
  • Wood floors
  • Central air
  • City sewer
  • City water supply
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Gas heating
  • Range
  • Refrigerator
  • Water Heater - Electric
  • Water Heater - Gas
  • Butler's Pantry
  • 12-foot Ceilings
  • Plaster Walls
  • Servant's Staircase
  • Sleeping Porch
  • Steam Radiators
  • Tin Ceiling(s)
  • Transoms
  • Turret
  • diverse perenial gardens
  • Granite counter tops
  • High eff. boiler
  • Pressed tin kitchceiling

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Thank you for checking out 1422 Maine Street...Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or to schedule a private showing. Glenn Swick-Managing Broker, Swick Realty
Quincy IL 217-653-9910
licensed in IL & MO

Glenn Swick

Phone: 217-653-9910

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More About This House

Built in 1876, this Queen Ann/East Lake beauty is unique with its decorative brick and stone work exterior that is framed by handsome wood carvings on the porches and cornices. The craftsmanship is carried through the massive front door and into the 14 rooms and 3 levels of this Grand Lady. A career change is taking the owners to the Northwest and this home is needing a new caretaker of its 140-year history. She has been lovingly and skillfully updated over the past 6 years. In excess of $83,000 has been invested in modern upgrades but the charm and essence of the East Lake style is still very present. Don't miss the opportunity to own a piece of architectural history that has Landmark status and is on the National Register of Historic Places. She is waiting for YOUR family to begin creating their memories and maintain her architectural integrity for years to come!

Lot Size (m/l): 69 X 266 Parcel: 23-1-1565-000
Year Built: 1876 Taxes: $ 4324 (2015)
Home SF m/l: 4023 above grade Basement: Full - 1537 sq ft
HVAC: New steam & gas Cooling: Central
Water Garage: 2 car detached
Heater: 2 (electric & gas) Exterior: Brick & stone
Electrical: 100 amp Roof: Asphalt
Fireplace: 1 - gas
Rooms: 7 BR / 3 baths

Interior:Original oak floors * Spoon carved front gas fireplace * Historic pressed tin ceilings in front foyer, kitchen Master Bath * Stunning woodwork on fireplace, banister and door moldings * Handsome oak kitchen cabinets * Newer stainless refrigerator, stove & micro convey * Newer Samsung washer & dryer convey * Period light fixtures * Cozy 3 season sunroom 2nd level * Screened sun porch overlooking adjacent Italianate mansion on large shaded lot * basement with wine cellar

Exterior:Low maintenance brick & stone * 2010 tuck point * All exterior wood trims & porches have been professionally custom painted in a stunning color palette * Newer double paned windows throughout * New roof on all hips (2010 & 2012) * Perennial flower garden with Victorian favorites * Private hideaway garden for relaxation * Newer garage, including new concrete pad and retaining wall.

Major upgrades include:
Improvements: 2011 - New electric hot water heater, water mains repaired, parlor fireplace gas line & element
2011 - Guest bath renovation
2011 - Central A/C (non-invasive)
2011 - Electrical upgrade
2011 - Plumbing upgrade guest bath
2011 - 1st-floor bath renovation
2011 - Linea aqua shower stall
2011 - Garage rebuild w/matching hip roof, concrete pad, retaining wall
2011 - Gutter repair with new down spouts
2012 - Exterior painting
2012 - New boiler
2012 - Front & side porch rebuild: custom milled and custom installed
2012 - 2nd hot water heater (gas)
2013 - New kitchen door & insulation of front door
2014 - Remodel of rear sleeping porch
2014 - New gas furnace for summer kitchen
2015 - New carpet 2nd-floor sitting room
2015 - New kitchen sink & faucet
Room Level Dim Features
Living Room 1 14 X 16 Oak floors, fireplace
Dining room 1 22 X 15 Oak floors, bay window
Kitchen 1 16 X 12 Oak cabinets, appliances convey
Den 1 16 X 10 Oak floors, built in cabinets
Bonus room 1 16 X 15.5 Office, playroom, craft - many uses
Bedroom 1 16 X 14 Oak floors
Bathroom 1 8 X 9 New Linea Aqua shower stall
Bonus 2 19 X 11
Master Bedroom 2 16 X 14
Bedroom 2 14 X 14
Bedroom 2 14 X 14
Bathroom 2
Bedroom 3 9 X 17
Bedroom 3 9 X 13
Bonus 3 14 X 13

Historic Architecture of Quincy, IL

The City of Quincy has some of the most impressive architecture of any community in Illinois, with over 3,600 buildings on the National Historic Register. The 6th of the Lincoln/Douglas Debates took place in Quincy's Washington Park.

From Quincy’s earliest days of development, a remarkable number of pre-Civil War buildings exist today. Many Federal and Greek Revival style homes and commercial structures built as early as the 1830s can be found in and around the core of the city’s Downtown Historic District.

A strong historic preservation ethic has helped to maintain these brick, stone and timber gems for visitors as well as for generations of Quincians to come.

German immigrants helped shape Quincy’s unique cultural background and this area is known as the South Side German Historic District.

As Quincy experienced its greatest periods of growth between 1850 and 1880, and again in the late 1890s, the population began to move north of the downtown into larger homes.

During the latter part of this period, growth occurred directly to the east of the downtown area. The stately mansions and large high-style homes of the east end of the city are probably the most memorable Quincy buildings. Every architectural style popular within the United States during the Civil War through the turn of the century can be found in what is now known as the East End Historic District.

National architectural movements continued to influence the designs of buildings constructed in Quincy during the first half of the 20th century. The Prairie style, made significant by the designs of Frank Lloyd Wright, can be found in homes throughout the city.

American architecture also influenced the designs of Quincy’s large stock of Craftsman bungalows, identified by one and one-half story massing, full-facade width porch and brackets along the eave. It has been speculated that Quincy has the largest number of such houses per capita of any city in Illinois.

See and experience Quincy’s fine architecture via some fantastic ways…..driving, biking, walking…..take your pick!

What I love about this house.

This house is centrally located to downtown and easy access to cultural events,restaurants, and highways. Quincy has a small regional airport to St. Louis, and has Amtrak trains to Chicago.

The home is on the most exclusive two blocks of all of Quincy! As a matter of fact, 16th & Maine is listed as one of the most significant corners in America, by the Smithsonian Institute, due to the awesome and diverse homes on the 4 corners. It sits next to the Board of Ed. building, which gives it complete privacy on one side, and the other is a large Italianate estate . The private screened porch overlooks the huge property next door (A second home for the owners, mean, privacy again!).

The gardens have lots of perennials that bloom for three seasons. With the privacy that surrounds the grounds, it is perfect for small intimate parties, but has large enough spaces to host grand garden parties as well!

The open floor plan and tall ceilings make the home feel more spacious than it already is! One can look through the front porch window, all the way out the back kitchen window.

The details abound in this house, including original hinges and door knobs, as well as the spoon-carved moldings of the door frames. The original oak flooring is in nearly all the rooms on the first and second floors. The dry basement has a wonderful wine cellar, a laundry room, a huge cedar closet, and plenty of storage space! Many of the modern updates have retained the historical aspects of the house, such as transom windows, new AC that uses internal chases throughout the house and more.

With three separate master suites, the home can be utilized in many different ways: easy multiple spaces for a large family; a mother-in-law suite; a fantastic B & B (2nd-floor walk-in closet is plumbed and wired for a smaller kitchen).

Recent Improvements

The owners have lovingly improved the interior and exterior of this exclusive property! New historic paint job, custom milled and installed front and side porches, New chimney caps, some gutters and drains to insure the basement remains dry. New garage, with new retaining wall and concrete pad. New high-efficiency boiler, A/C, hot water heaters, some electric updates, new bathrooms...the list goes on and on!

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Thank you for checking out 1422 Maine Street...Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or to schedule a private showing. Glenn Swick-Managing Broker, Swick Realty
Quincy IL 217-653-9910
licensed in IL & MO

Glenn Swick

Phone: 217-653-9910

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