Monday, September 26, 2011

113-115 N. First Street Clarksville, Missouri

113-115 N. First Street Clarksville, Missouri
$179,900   Reduced

Two historic storefronts one finished as an art gallery with living quarters upstairs. Second storefront is ready for your plans
We are offering for sale two adjacent historic buildings that tell a unique story. 

When it was determined that the buildings were not stable and would need to be demolished, Historic Clarksville, Inc stepped in to save the historic streetscape.  The facades of both buildings were saved. Reportedly, $309,545 was invested in stabilizing the façade and rebuilding 113 N. First Street. In 1999,  a completely new building was constructed behind the over hundred year old ornamental metal façade.
The Historic Clarksville, Inc. spent over $95,000 stabilizing the façade of the adjacent building, 115 N. First Street.  It has yet to be reconstructed. The artist owners have a concrete floor in place and have built a small metal building used in creating art glass.
Clarksville, Missouri is located just an hours drive north of St. Louis on the banks of the Mississippi River
This sleepy little early 19th Century river town that was in its heyday when steamboats ruled the Mississippi was awakened by the arrival of new settlers.  In the 1980s Clarksville was discovered by artists and antique dealers as a place with much of its 19th Century charm intact. Its old storefronts became ideal places for art galleries, stores for resident craftsmen who produce the next generation’s antiques, and fine antique shops and restaurants.   Many of these artisans lived in the loft like spaces above their galleries and storefronts. As the town’s artist colony grew, it became a vacation destination with several fine B & B’s and restaurants to compliment the galleries and boutiques.
113  N. First    The Gallery
The original storefront windows and front door open to the impressive gallery space which boasts nearly fourteen foot ceilings, a bath, and an office area; French doors open to a small backyard and alley parking. Gallery patrons will notice the fabulous view from the shop windows of the Mississippi River just beyond the park across the street.
The gallery owners quarters on the second floor is a loft like space with incredible views from the original buildings floor length windows.  The artist owners built out the loft space to suit their needs. With one large open space and high ceilings, the living area opens to the kitchen. This space gets abundant natural light from the original floor length windows.To the rear of the loft is a bath and three bedrooms.

In a city of 490 approximately 1 hour north of the St. Louis area on the banks of the Mississippi  River there are two buildings for sale.  They are listed in The National Register of Historic Places and are across from the River Front City Park.   The River Front Park across the street is being redeveloped.  There are steps down so you can touch the river.  There are plans being developed to have a 45 boat marina across the street.
A new golf course has opened in Clarksville.  The Skylift is being refurbished so it too can reopen. Crown Valley Winery has the Port House Tasting room 6 miles down the road. There's a lot of stuff going on around Clarksville!
Live/work, 113 N. 1st storefront, work shop with 1/2 bath on 1st floor, 3-1 on 2nd floor, interior floor space is approx. 18'x74' on 1st and 18'-9"x74' on the 2nd.  Each lot is 21' x 110'.  113 was rebuilt in 1999/2000 with a raised seam new metal roof 200 amp service on each floor and new plumbing.  Separate central HVAC and water heater on each floor.   Set up for separate meters on each floor.  Ceilings approx. 13' 6" on the first floor, 11' 4" on the second.

115 N. 1st is basically a shell with only a facade approx 15' enclosed.  Most of the concrete (approx 18' in the front section isn't concrete) has been poured for the 1st floor and the water, sewer and electrical ruff in connections are in.  There is a work shop and a metal garage on it now. No tax credits have been taken on 115 N. 1st, or 113 N. 1st so federal and state credits are available if you rehab the buildings.  The front facade must remain the design it is, but the other sides can be built as you wish as long as they meet with the National Park Standards.  The buildings are in the Historic District of the City.   Each lot is 110' x 21', there is an alley behind and room to add to the buildings or build a garage.  You could build 4 apartments or two live/work units.  Lots of possibilities!   Clarksville has 100's of pelicans and eagles visit each year and you could watch them right from your own living room!   $179,900 for both (113 & 115 N. 1st) including W/D, refrigerator, stove, DW, disposal.

If you have any questions please email:
You maybe able to get funding from the local bank CBC Bank. 
Contact Mr. Jackson Jones 573-242-3517
The City's web site:
High speed and wifi internet service is available.   Local Doctor's office is about four 4 blocks from the building and the County Hospital is 9 miles down the road.
Clarksville also has a lumber yard/hardware store 2 1/2 blocks down the street.

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