245 W 3rd Street (Drew Mansion aka "The Castle")

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Re: 245 W 3rd Street (Drew Mansion aka "The Castle")

Post by iloveionia » Thu May 30, 2013 9:40 am

Doug N. was over thre on the weekend boarding an open window.
He is also mowing the yard regularly with a mower he purchased.
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Re: 245 W 3rd Street (Drew Mansion aka "The Castle")

Post by Debbie Thompson » Thu May 30, 2013 12:16 pm

Karla said today there is an unboarded window on the Pearl Street side.

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Re: 245 W 3rd Street (Drew Mansion aka "The Castle")

Post by iloveionia » Thu May 30, 2013 12:32 pm

I just sent Doug N. a text.
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Re: 245 W 3rd Street (Drew Mansion aka "The Castle")

Post by Gloria » Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:27 pm

Just talked to Jody Kline, great grandmother lived in Drew Castles during the 60s. Mary Titus Mears was her name. Maybe at least 20 years. She bought it from the Dr. She has pictures.

There was an antique store in the basement on the castle Anna Ward antique store which eventually moved to Riverside.

Colonial Titus, Mary's grandfather, fought in Kansas before the civil war, there was a sword in the basement of his. He is considered the founder of Titusville.

Edward Steven Hopkins was her maternal grandfather. He was mayor of Jacksonville around 1862.

Mary died in the mid 60s.

It was vacant for a year during the 60s and someone stole a head from the hospital and buried it in the front yard.
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Re: 245 W 3rd Street (Drew Mansion aka "The Castle")

Post by jbm32206 » Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:58 pm

very cool...bet those photos are fantastic and how how wonderful the place was. Would love to know more about this guy who stole a head and buried it in the yard
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Re: 245 W 3rd Street (Drew Mansion aka "The Castle")

Post by JaxUnicorn » Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:01 pm

Gloria wrote:Just talked to Jody Kline, great grandmother lived in Drew Castles during the 60s. Mary Titus Mears was her name. Maybe at least 20 years. She bought it from the Dr. She has pictures.

There was an antique store in the basement on the castle Anna Ward antique store which eventually moved to Riverside.

Colonial Titus, Mary's grandfather, fought in Kansas before the civil war, there was a sword in the basement of his. He is considered the founder of Titusville.

Edward Steven Hopkins was her maternal grandfather. He was mayor of Jacksonville around 1862.

Mary died in the mid 60s.

It was vacant for a year during the 60s and someone stole a head from the hospital and buried it in the front yard.
With all the new information, there's no WAY the City can try to demolish this place!!! <fingers crossed>
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Re: 245 W 3rd Street (Drew Mansion aka "The Castle")

Post by movedsouth » Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:29 am

Just checked city records. Deutsche Bank dismissed/dischared the lis pendens on May 14th . So essentially I guess they forgave the loan and Miss Massey should be able to sell the house at this point.

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Re: 245 W 3rd Street (Drew Mansion aka "The Castle")

Post by jenn_8675309 » Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:50 pm

I got an email over the weekend that this beautiful home is back on the market for $75K. I would LOVE to see the inside to get an idea of what it would need. Anyone have any idea/guesses at what kind of a restoration budget it would take? I am currently looking but I'm guessing that this one is out of my range.

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Re: 245 W 3rd Street (Drew Mansion aka "The Castle")

Post by iloveionia » Mon Jul 28, 2014 4:06 pm

$300,000 minimum.
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Re: 245 W 3rd Street (Drew Mansion aka "The Castle")

Post by jenn_8675309 » Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:03 am

iloveionia wrote:$300,000 minimum.

That's about what I was guessing. I would think that the roof alone would be a third of that, then the basement/foundation issues another third. Oh well, out of my price range, hopefully someone out there has the love for historic homes and the budget to restore it:-)

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