915 Park Ave, Chester, IL 62233

$220,000.00 Chester, IL 62233
  • 4.00 Acres
  • Randolph County


At the end of the dead-end street Park Ave and just below the top of the hill sits this historic home on 4+/- acres with an interesting view of the Mississippi River. History has it that the original home was built during the Civil War by the Cole family which also had the first corn mill on the river where ConAgra is now located. The home has been occupied by the same owner for the past 34 years and improvements have been made. The style of the home is called Italianate and the main style and architecture can still be found in the details of the porch and overhang. A two-car garage has been added to the home along with other updates. The pool is used year to year and is conveniently located in the fenced yard overlooking the Mississippi River. On the main level of the home are 2 bathrooms, laundry room, foyer - large hall, family room, office, dining room, living room, kitchen, and three fireplaces (one with a gas insert). Upstairs are 4 bedrooms, one bath, and a fireplace. History period millwork and 11-foot ceilings are prominent on the main level. The 4 acres is partly wooded and overlooks the Mississippi River.

Address: 915 Park Ave, Chester, IL 62233

Directions: On IL 3 heading south out of Chester turn right onto Park Blvd, then left onto Park Avenue. The property is at the end of the road.

Agent Comments: A little extra history; Rumor has it that this home actually had electricity before St Louis or Chicago. When Mr. Cole put in the corn mill, Thomas Edison put in the power for that and the extra power was used to run this house and the street lights for Chester.

Home Description:

Main Level:

  • Kitchen 11 x 12
  • Sitting Room 10 x 12
  • Dining Room 21 x 15
  • Office 16 x 13
  • Living Room 13 x 16
  • Bathroom 5 x 8
  • Foyer 8 x 11
  • Bathroom 9 x 7
  • Laundry Room 8 x 11

Upper Level:

  • Bedroom 15 x 12
  • Bathroom 7 x 11
  • Bedroom 15 x 16
  • Bedroom 16 x 13
  • Bedroom 15 x 18


Legal Description: Part of Sec 25, T7S - R7W & Sec 30, T7S - R6W

Parcel(s): 18-090-010-00 & 18-090-013-00

Taxes: 2018 - $1,833.48

P#157  /  Sold on 4/6/21 for $220,000

LISTED by Property Peddler Inc.

Designated Managing Broker -  Brenda Chandler 618-201-3947

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