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    Have you ever thought about owning an historic home? Now you can, for just two-thousand dollars. It's a small investment that could have a big impact in one Davenport community.
     
    The house on the hill should be a focal point in the Gold Coast neighborhood. But 406 West 8th Street has seen better days. Marion Meginnis, with the Gateway Redevelopment Group, says, "It's like the frog waiting to get kissed by a prince or princess, could be either one, and really turned into the beautiful house that it was." Built in1890's1890s for German immigrant Henry Brandt, the house hasn't been maintained. It was a single family, home, turned into apartments before it was foreclosed on. Then it was donated to the Gateway Redevelopment Group. Group members are now ready to let this go to the right family for just two-thousand dollars.
   
    "It's got great bones," Meginnis says. "It needs some t-l-c, somebody with the vision to rehab it." To turn this 24-hundred square foot house into a home. With a big kitchen, a nearly finished attic and four bedrooms, group members say much of the work is cosmetic. "Some of the choices were rather unfortunate, Meginnis tells us. "It makes the house look not very pretty on the inside. It makes the house look like, oh, why did they do that?"
     
    There are requirements like a new roof, foundation fix  and opening up a closed-in porch. But the inside is all up to the new homeowner.  Meginnis says, "Some people like to do historic restoration. Some people like to have a contemporary open feel. And that's really their business, it's how it looks on the outside, how it meshes with the neighborhood that we really care about." Hoping a family will care about this house. "Living here, committed to the neighborhood and loving every second that they live in it. That's what we're looking for, in a house that's beautiful again and sitting on this hill and looking beautiful to everybody that comes by."
     
    There is an open house set for next weekend, May 17th and 18th. Applications to purchase the home must be postmarked  by July 1.
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