This page is about Emporia-related restorations. Or Emporia-related real-estate needing restoration. Or Emporia-related real-estate that I just like. Or just cool stuff in Emporia.
Emporia, Kansas, is a city of 25,000 people, and right in the middle of America.
I have always liked the name Emporia. It has a nice 19th-century flavor.
I have been trying to buy 618 for 2-1/2-years. It is just north of the Cross House, and is by the same architect, Charles Squires. Squires lived right behind 618. In 2014, I offered the owner $20K. He countered with $30K. Which I didn’t have. In 2015 I offered $10K (all I had). He…Continue Reading
Damn. Damn, damn, damn. Why am I not a zillionaire? For, if I were, I would be saving the world’s architectural heritage. Damn. The other day young Brian and Bailey asked me if I wanted to go look at 810 Mechanic in Emporia. My heart instantly raced, as I had previously identified 810 as…Continue Reading
Most people will run screaming from this house. But the fire damage, as you can see, is minimal and mostly contained to the north side of the attic. From what I can tell, the roof…Continue Reading