A little visit to Perryville, KY during the 2013 reenactment of the Battle of Perryville revealed a mystery sitting abandoned on West Third Street.
The history of this interesting home, you may ask? I’ll admit, what’s available on the web is meager.
The Google Maps image of the house is a June 2013 image and taken close to the same time the photos in this blog were taken, so the condition is similar. Furthermore, the realty websites I found didn’t give a date of construction or whether the home was originally a single-family or multiple-family dwelling, though one site in particular did provide a 2009 photo of the home, which betrayed just how much the place had fallen apart over the course of about 4 years.
Another interesting tidbit from this same site: in April 2009, the house sold for $58,000. About a month later in May 2009, the house is once again for sale–this time for a mere $8,900. What caused the price to drop nearly $50,000 in the course of a month? It’s anybody’s guess, and an answer to a mystery that will likely remain unknown.