606 E Walnut Street, Portland, IN 47371 | HotPads
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This pad was taken off the market on 5/25/18.


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4 beds
3 baths
3,264 sqft

606 E Walnut Street
Portland, IN 47371


  • Updated 25 days ago
  • Laundry: In Unit, Washer/Dryer Hookups
  • Lot, Off Street
  • Central A/C, Gas Heating
  • Deck, Lawn
This Victorian Second Empire-Italianate home, built in 1860, is located prominently on the corner of Walnut and Hayes Streets. This historical gem is well-updated, making it move-in ready. Home features over 3200 square feet of living space on three floors, 4 + bedrooms, several multi-purpose rooms, a full bath on each floor, and multiple chandeliers. Boasts original wooden doors, transoms, and windows. Spacious wrap-around back porch, screened-in side porch, and covered entrance front porch provide ample space for outdoor living. This historic property has a see-through/2-room gas fireplace with original wooden mantels, three bay windows, updated kitchen with custom cabinets, new water softener and drinking water filtration system, and water and electrical hook-ups for a large outdoor fountain. Perfect for single family or bed & breakfast. Seller has purchased a home warranty that is transferable to the buyers! Ball State University and downtown Muncie are 30 minutes away, 1 hour to both Richmond and Fort Wayne, and only 1.5 hours to Indianapolis. Two Civil War (Union) officers lived here at different times: Colonel Nimrod Headington and General John P.C. Shanks. While he lived in this house, Headington raised an infantry company in Jay County for the Civil War. In later years (1890s) Indiana statesman and Civil War General John P.C. Shanks called 606 E. Walnut home. A local elementary school, General Shanks, is named in his honor.
Property amenities
  • Architecture Style: Queen Anne Victorian
  • Attic
  • Basement
  • Cable TV Ready
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Deck
  • Dryer
  • Exterior Type: Vinyl
  • Exterior Type: Wood
  • Fireplace
  • Flooring: Carpet
  • Flooring: Hardwood
  • Flooring: Laminate
  • Flooring: Tile
  • Heating system: Forced air
  • Heating: Gas
  • Laundry: Hookups
  • Laundry: In Unit
  • Lawn
  • MLS Listing ID: 201721561
  • Off Street Parking
  • Oven
  • Parking Lot
  • Porch
  • Range
  • Roof Type: Other
  • Room Count: 11
  • Stories: 3
  • View Type: City
  • View Type: View
  • Washer
  • Washer/Dryer Hookups
  • Year Built: 1860
Pricing comparison
At $110,000, this home is priced $28,600 cheaper than the current market rate for a 4 bedroom home in Portland.
Other 4 bedroom homes...
  • in Portland go for $138,600
  • in Jay County go for $106,796
  • in 47371 go for $138,600
  • Nearby schools
    Students who live in this sale at 606 E Walnut Street attend the following Jay School Corporation (Unified School District) public schools:
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    Jay County High School
    Grades 9 - 12
    2.8 miles
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