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1827 Stone Home

The Olde Stone House

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Front
Front of house
Built of native 18" stone by an engineer of Ft. Edwards and once home to Thomas Sharp famous for his part in the murder of Joseph and Hiram Smith. Sits out of flood range and across from the town dock on Goose Landing Harbor
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Thomas Sharp House

River Deck
River Deck
Sunsets rival Key West and BBQs overlooking the barges and boat traffic never gets old.
Garage
Garage
3 car garage with 1 bdr apartment and 3/4 bathroom, living area and storage space.
Kitchen fit for a gourmet
Kitchen fit for a gourmet
Gas insert fireplace, ceramic tile flooring, custom cabinetry and plenty of space to entertain and cook
Bar
Bar
Custom bar with shadow box. Entertains 12 and looks out to the river.
Riverfront Bedroom
Riverfront Bedroom
Small Bedroom
Small Bedroom
Large Bedroom
Large Bedroom
upstairs bath
upstairs bath
upstairs shower
upstairs shower
Sunroom
Sunroom
Bedrooms 4
Full Baths 2
Half Baths 1
Heated Sq. Ft. 2,800
Unheated Sq. Ft. 600
Stories 2.0
Acres 1.0
Property Taxes
$ 1,000
Assessed Tax Value
135,000

Features.

  • Commercial Property
  • Has Rentable Unit(s)
  • Waterfront
  • 1st Floor Laundry Room
  • Attic
  • Basement
  • Dry Basement
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Living room
  • Reader's Loft
  • Sunroom
  • Master bedroom upstairs
  • 1 Car Garage
  • 2 Car Garage
  • Automatic outside lights
  • Circular driveway
  • Garden
  • Guest House
  • Patio
  • Pond
  • Porch
  • Rear Deck
  • Storm Windows
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Ceramic Tile
  • 4 Fireplaces
  • Natural gas fireplace
  • Shingle Roof: Asphalt shingle
  • City water supply
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Gas heating
  • Range
  • Refrigerator
  • Septic Tank
  • Water Heater - Electric
  • Hand-hewn Beams
  • Plaster Walls
  • Pocket Doors

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Tiffany Murphy

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Drone footage of Olde Stone House and Warsaw

Follow a video from the banks of the Mississippi over the Olde Stone House (Thomas Sharp Home), and up river to the town of Warsaw. History of the home in the 1840's.

More About This House

3-6-2017
For Immediate Release
Spend The Night In A Most Unusual Mormon Historical Site- The Thomas Sharp Home
(Warsaw, III.) Warsaw, Illinois was the home to many who generated the hostilities toward the Mormons in the 1840’s, including Warsaw Newspaper Editor Thomas Sharp. “By most accounts, Thomas Sharp was the worst enemy of the Mormon people and he even stood trial for the murder of the Prophet Joseph Smith. Now the public has a rare chance to stay overnight in his former home. You can spend the night in Thomas Sharp’s bedroom” reports LDS researcher Brian Stutzman, a businessman from Idaho Falls, Idaho. The owner of Thomas Sharp’s home in Warsaw, Illinois, 18 miles south of Nauvoo, has recently turned the home into a short-term rental and events venue.
The home is owned by Tiffany Murphy and Chris Vass. Tiffany, like Thomas Sharp, served as Mayor of Warsaw. “This house is a treasure to the region. It was first built by town founder John Wilcox from the same rock used to build the Carthage Jail. Later Sharp moved in for a time,” reports Murphy. It changed hands through the years and in the 1960’s became the home of the Warsaw Boat Club. Murphy reports “When I bought the home, sometimes called the Stone House, it was in rough shape. It is restored now, and has many of the same features when Sharp lived here in the early 1840s.”
The two-story home overlooks the banks of the Mississippi River. John Wilcox came to the area in the 1820’s and was one of the original founders of Warsaw. His sister Elizabeth married Isaac Galland, who was instrumental in selling land in Nauvoo and Montrose to the Mormon settlers in 1839 and after. “Galland joined the Church for a time and even served a mission in the early 1840’s” noted Stutzman. John Wilcox’s first wife died and he married then 17-year-old Hannah Hardy in 1838. Wilcox died a short time later and in 1842 his widow Hannah then married bachelor Thomas Sharp. “So, imagine Thanksgiving dinners, with fiery anti-Mormon newspaper editor Thomas Sharp at one end of the table, and Mormon missionary and relative Isaac Galland at the other end” continued Stutzman.
Besides publishing anti-Mormon articles in his Warsaw Signal newspaper, Sharp also formed the “anti-Mormon political party” in 1842 and is credited with the coining the term “Jack-Mormon” which at the time described non-Mormons who were friendly to the members of the Church. Sharp participated in the murders of Joseph and Hyrum Smith and stood trial for Joseph’s murder. He and four others were acquitted.
“The Thomas Sharp Home is probably the most historically significant building still standing in Warsaw,” noted Stutzman. “The original Warsaw House Hotel, where the mob met after they murdered the Prophet Joseph and the Patriarch Hyrum, was torn down in 1899. Where Sharp published his paper during the period sometimes referred to as the ‘Mormon Troubles Period’ is unknown. It started down by the river and moved up on Main to an unknown location. He later published in a building that is still standing on Main Street but that was after 1851. It is of note that in the 1850’s, Sam Clemens, later known as Mark Twain, worked as an apprentice at the Warsaw paper. But this was way past the time the Mormons were in the area” Stutzman added. “The Thomas Sharp home is one of only a few buildings still standing in Warsaw that dates into the 1830’s.”
Murphy noted “now people, LDS or not, can stay where Thomas Sharp lived and Isaac Galland visited. Built by a hard-working military engineer John Wilcox of Ft. Edwards, the home is a historian’s dream. It has the original walls, fireplaces, and the most amazing view of the Mississippi River from every window in the house.” Please visit www.warsawillinois.org to see availability and book today!
Contacts: Tiffany Murphy rtreeusa@gmail.com

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