Throwback Thursday…a bungalow in Small Town
Driving through Mount Olive, IL stirs up the melancholy and yearning for a slower, sweeter time. Truly, it’s Small Town, USA…complete with the oldest operating service station, Soulsby, along Historic Rt. 66. Mount Olive’s other claim to fame is the burial place of Mary Harris “Mother” Jones, a union champion buried next to the coal miners she loved so dear.
What is more small town than a quaint bungalow. This home at 110 W. 4th North has all the attributes that made this style so beloved. Large covered porch, woodwork for days, built-ins, stained glass, a big welcoming foyer and large rooms. It needs some updating but that also means that a lot of the original charm is in tact. This home qualifies for the 100% financing program through USDA Rural Housing and comes with a one-year home warranty.
Not everything is and oldie but goodie, the roof was done in 2008, there is an oversized 2 car garage for all your toys, and a pull down ladder in the garage to give you access to a ton of overhead storage. The home has main floor laundry but a large, dry basement as well. If the 3 bedrooms aren’t enough, the second floor attic is huge and ready for finishing.
“Well I was born in a small town….and I can breathe in a small town…” JCMellencamp Small Town