Restored 3-Story Historic Home in Liberty, MO For Sale at Auction

3-story Prairie Shirtwaist restored to its orginal grandeur in recent years w/updated zoned HVAC, wiring, plumbing, renovated kitchen & baths, custom cabinets & granite, f/b staircases, 3-car carriage house, 1/3 acre treed lot & more!

This historic 4 bedroom home also offers large rooms, crown molding, pocket door, arched doorway, built-ins, wood floors & is located near the Liberty square in coveted historic district. Don’t miss this opportunity to Bid Your Price!  

Began: 07/28/17 at 10:00 AM CDT
Location: 516 W. Franklin Street, Liberty, MO 64068

OPEN HOUSE: SUNDAYS, 7/9 & 7/16; 2-4PM

Restored Historic Home AUCTION

Restored 3-Story Historic Home, 3-Car Carriage House, 1/3 Acre Lot

This 3-story Prairie Shirtwaist was restored to its orginal grandeur in recent years and features updated zoned HVAC, wiring, plumbing, renovated kitchen and baths, custom cabinets, granite tops, large rooms, front/back staircases, Butler’s pantry, arched doorway, built-ins, wood floors, 3-car carriage house, landscaped 1/3 acre treed lot and is located near the Liberty square in coveted historic district.


LARGE VERANDA: 46×10; arched pediment, low brick walls with limestone caps, tile/concrete, 17’ covered portico

ENTRY: 14×11; hardwood floors, crown molding, 10” baseboards, vintage light fixture, blinds, arched doorway to dining room

LIVING ROOM: 16×16; hardwood floors, crown molding, 10” baseboards, wood burning fireplace with tile hearth/brick trim, mantle, built-in bookshelves, flat screen TV mount above fireplace

DINING ROOM: 17×11; hardwood floors, crown molding, 10” baseboards, two built-in corner china cupboards, arched doorway, pocket door, window treatments

SUN ROOM: 15×9; tile, knotty pine, walls of windows, blinds, heated/cooled

KITCHEN: 11×9, hardwood floors, custom cabinets, granite countertop, Whirlpool Accubake stainless smooth top range, KitchenAid Superba stainless french door refrigerator with ice/water, Maytag Quiet Series 200 stainless dishwasher, stainless sink, disposal

BUTLER’S PANTRY: 9×6; hardwood floors, custom cabinets, granite counter top, stainless sink, Magic Chef stainless microwave, pantry

POWDER ROOM/HALF BATH: 7×4; tile floor, pedestal lavatory, blinds 



MASTER BEDROOM: 14×13; carpet, crown molding, 10” baseboards, ceiling fan, blinds, closet

MASTER BATH: 12X10; vintage washstand with granite top, tiled shower, 10” baseboards, cedar closet

BEDROOM 2: 14×11; carpet, crown molding, 10” baseboards, walk-in closet, blinds, ceiling fan

FULL BATH: 8×8; tile, vanity, tub/shower, blinds

BEDROOM 3: 13×12; carpet, crown molding, 10” baseboards, walk-in closing blinds, ceiling fan



BEDROOM FOUR/STUDIO/OFFICE: Over 700 sq. ft. of finished living area perfect for bedroom, studio, office, play room, etc. with pine wood floor, 10” baseboards, 3 dormer areas, window seat, track lighting, blinds


FULL BASEMENT: stone/brick, walk-up, lots of storage, suspended slab storm/wine cellar, suspended slab coal room/storage room; Bryant Plus 90 Hi-efficiency gas furnace with air cleaner and humidifier, wood burning backup furnace, Whirlpool hot water heater


3-CAR CARRIAGE HOUSE: 22X38; stone/wood frame, 2 garage bays with electric openers, 1 bay with carriage door, loft


ONE-THIRD ACRE LOT: 70X210, large mature trees, nicely landscaped beds with fresh mulch, fenced backyard with partial privacy, two entrances with 70’ frontage on Franklin and 70’ frontage on College



  • Restored 3-Story Century home (1908)
  • 4 bedroom, 2.5 baths
  • 3-car carriage house
  • 1/3 Acre lot with mature trees
  • Updated zoned HVAC, wiring, plumbing
  • Renovated kitchen and baths
  • Original trim, moldings, wood floors
  • Pocket door, arched doorway
  • Front and back staircases
  • Full basement, fenced yard
  • One year home warranty



516 W. Franklin is a nice example of the eclecticism of domestic suburban architecture.  Built by James Costello, owner of a local lumber mill in 1908.  It was later the home of Dr. Glenn Hendren, a prominent Liberty Physician during the 1940’s-1960’s.  The Dougherty-Prospect Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.  This district contains some of the community’s best examples of the popular style from the early twentieth century.


This property is located within a Chapter 353 Property Tax Abatement District and may qualify for partial tax abatement in return for the owner making improvements to the property. 


Every auction represents potential for buyers, but this restored 3-story historic home is truly a unique opportunity.  The seller of this lovely home has moved and has chosen auction to facilitate a timely sale. 

Tour the property at one of the open house events on Sunday, July 9th or July 16th from 2-4 pm. A Cates representative will be onsite to answer questions.  Make a pre-auction offer or join us for the onsite/ online auction on Friday, July 28, at 10:00 a.m. if not sold prior.


  1. Buy it now. Call for details about buying the property in advance of the auction.
  2. Bid live online. Advance registration required.
  3. Bid live onsite. Registration opens at 9am.


Per the published auction terms, this property is available for sale prior to the auction. To qualify, all pre-auction offers must meet all auction terms and be submitted on the provided Cates Real Estate Sale Contract along with the required deposit. All qualifying offers will be presented to the Seller for a timely response. Please contact our office for assistance if needed.

Disclosure: This property is under continuous video surveillance.





Onsite bidder registration will begin one hour before the auction. Online bidder registration is open now. All bidders must provide a valid driver’s license and current address.  Online bidders must also provide a credit card to register.  By registering, all bidders acknowledge having read and agree to be bound by the Auction Terms and Conditions.


The successful bidder(s) shall be required to make a 5% non-refundable down payment of the total purchase price immediately following the close of bidding.   Cash, cashier’s check or personal/business check will be accepted from onsite bidders.  Bank wire will also be accepted from online bidders.


Financing is not a contingency of sale in this offering. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that potential bidders ensure in advance that they are able to obtain the necessary financing to close the transaction.


The successful bidder(s) shall execute a purchase agreement immediately following the close of bidding. All final bid prices are subject to Seller approval, unless announced otherwise.


Buyer(s) shall close within 30 days of the auction date. Possession will be delivered at closing subject to any remaining rights of the current tenant(s), if applicable.


Seller shall furnish at seller’s expense an Owner’s Policy of Title Insurance in the amount of the total purchase price and shall execute a general warranty deed conveying the real estate to the buyer(s).


2017 taxes are to be prorated as of the closing date.


Sale of said property is subject to any and all easements of record and any and all leases.


Cates Auction & Realty Co., Inc. and its representatives are Exclusive Agents of the Seller.


A buyer’s premium of ten percent (10%) shall be added to the high bid and included in the total purchase price to be paid by the successful bidder(s).


A commission will be paid to any properly licensed Broker who registers a successful buyer according to the appropriate Broker Participation Agreement. This form is available from the Auction Company and must be completed and returned no later than 48 hours prior to the auction.


The information in the auction advertising was obtained from sources believed to be accurate, but is subject to verification by all parties relying on it.  All sketches and dimensions are approximate.  No liability for its accuracy, errors or omissions is assumed by the Seller or the auction company. All bidders are responsible for conducting their own inspections, investigations, inquiries and due diligence concerning the property. The property is being offered on an “AS IS”, “WHERE IS” basis and no warranty or representations, expressed or implied, is made by the Seller or the auction company. All announcements made by the Auctioneer during the auction take precedence over any previously printed material or any other oral statements made. All information contained in the advertising and all related materials are subject to the terms and conditions outlined in the purchase agreement. Advertising may contain pictures of wildlife and other items that are for illustrative purposes only. The Auctioneer reserves the right to bid on behalf of the Seller up to, but not beyond the Seller’s reserve (if applicable). The Property is available for and subject to sale prior to auction.

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