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Inside The Dr. Horace Drew Residence
« on: August 03, 2011, 03:16:58 AM »
Inside The Dr. Horace Drew Residence



Sited prominently on a corner of Third Street and Boulevard near Hogans Creek, this exotic residence was originally the home of Dr. Horace R. Drew, a physician and grandson of Jacksonville pioneer Columbus Drew.

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Re: Inside The Dr. Horace Drew Residence
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2011, 07:08:45 AM »
Isn't the entrance to the basement garage partially blocked over?  I guess that car might be stuck in there, lol.  Really cool house.  Hopefully someone that has the means to restore it can aquire the property.

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Re: Inside The Dr. Horace Drew Residence
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2011, 08:10:15 AM »
Thank you for sharing about the Drew Mansion. Great pics.


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Re: Inside The Dr. Horace Drew Residence
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2011, 08:37:06 AM »
I've always loved this house- I hope someone comes in and restores it to it's original grandeur. Do we know who owns it currently?
« Last Edit: August 03, 2011, 08:40:13 AM by iluvolives »

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Re: Inside The Dr. Horace Drew Residence
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2011, 08:37:54 AM »
I believe a bank owns it.
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Re: Inside The Dr. Horace Drew Residence
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2011, 08:39:39 AM »
What a great article...this house is so magnificent, and has been allowed to sit and fall victim to vandals and such. This is indeed, and icon of Springfield and needs to be saved.


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Re: Inside The Dr. Horace Drew Residence
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2011, 08:40:18 AM »
Awesome!  Love this house.

What is the asking price for it?  How much work is needed on it?
So I said to him: Arthur, Artie come on, why does the salesman have to die? Change the title; The life of a salesman. That's what people want to see.

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Re: Inside The Dr. Horace Drew Residence
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2011, 09:08:37 AM »
Great photos and story. Makes me want to reconsider my self imposed Springfield renovation moratorium.

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Re: Inside The Dr. Horace Drew Residence
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2011, 09:12:35 AM »
what a jewel. Wish I had the means to buy it and restore it!

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Re: Inside The Dr. Horace Drew Residence
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2011, 09:37:45 AM »
Beautiful.

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Re: Inside The Dr. Horace Drew Residence
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2011, 10:09:26 AM »
I'd love to own this place. My wife and I have driven past it a million times. It would look fantastic if it were restored. It looks like squatters are living in it or something....

So how long before this house ends up on the demolition track?

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Re: Inside The Dr. Horace Drew Residence
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2011, 10:20:29 AM »
Definitely haunted.  But worth the ghost scares, it's beautiful, and so is the surrounding area.  At least with it's being mostly concrete, it probably doesn't have to be demo'ed.  What a beautiful home to restore... come on powerball!!!

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Re: Inside The Dr. Horace Drew Residence
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2011, 10:23:14 AM »
There was an estate sale there last winter.  The difference in the condition of the place between then and now is significant.  It's amazing and sad how much it's deteriorated since then.  A squatter was kicked out a few weeks ago and the windows were sealed.  Within the last few days, we noticed that the bars on a window to the basement have been pried open, so there is probably someone in there again.  The crazy thing is that there is still electricity and water hooked up to the place.

I think everyone in the neighborhood would love to see it restored.  It's beautiful even in its current condition.

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Re: Inside The Dr. Horace Drew Residence
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2011, 10:26:19 AM »
Anyone know the physical address?

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Re: Inside The Dr. Horace Drew Residence
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2011, 10:29:34 AM »
I read that someone wants to buy it and renovate it but its in limbo and not bank owned. It had utilities on until recent but noone was living there besides homeless. The spar facebook has information on it.