This historic Victorian was built in the 1870s, based on the Eastlake woodwork interior trim and other earmarks... The house is in impeccable condition, which is a real treat. It is located near town so you can walk to the center of town in three minutes!
The home is on the site of the original Fairfield Methodist Church, which is now located a few blocks down the street. The location of this house is historically an important one... The minister of the original church was Henry Wing who was originally a journalist for the New York Tribune during the Civil War -- Wing wrote a book titled "When Lincoln Kissed Me" which describes his adventures getting a message to Washington from Ulysses S Grant when Grant was out of communication with Washington, and the then-journalist-later-Fairfield Iowa minister traveled incognito behind enemy lines to carry a message from General Grant to President Lincoln. Here is a link to the 1913 great read, When Lincoln Kissed Me http://books.google.com/books?id=slJRetOb8SEC&dq=When%20Lincoln%20Kissed%20Me&pg=PP2#v=onepage&q=When%20Lincoln%20Kissed%20Me&f=false
Do you want to know more about the town Fairfield Iowa?
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Rena Goff, the manager of this message board, is also a real estate agent in Fairfield, Iowa -- the town that was just given coverage by Oprah Winfrey because of the meditating community in the town.
N. Rena Goff
IA-Licensed Real Estate Agent
P. S. The home is listed at 162,000.