221 S Home St

Palmyra, MO 63461


(573) 769-4307



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Contact Jim Talley for a showing on this wonderful historic home

Cell   573 248-9110            e-mail   jdt@talleyclassicproperties.com


Elgin-Cottrell House

1845 / 1860

Clarksville Historic District


209 S. 1st Street

Clarksville, Missouri

views of Mississippi River

3 bedroom, 1.5 bath


Featured in Victorian Homes Magazine 

June 2011 and Spring 2012





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The front door leads to the entry hall with the original staircase and a half bath.

The view from the front porch shows the Mississippi River and city park. The balastrade original porch rail was reproduced and once again adds beauty


The front entry hall features the original staircase. Convenient half bath. The hall opens to the ladies' parlor.

The staircase has a graceful curve as it leads to the second floor hall. The door at the end of entry leads to the gentlemens' parlor.

Another view of the entry hall.

Half bath under staircase.

Graceful staircase with its original rail and wide steps.

Going down the staircase. Is there someone at the door?




The Ladies' Parlor

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Antique crystal chandelier lights the entry hall.

View of entry from the fabulous ladies' parlor.

The entrance into the elegant ladies' parlor.

The ladies' parlor has custom window coverings. with Victorian design valances and quality lace panels.

The show stoppers of this room are the white marble fireplace and handprinted wallpaper borders from France.

A closer view of the marble mantle and this beautifully detailed room.

View through the wide doorway from the ladies' parlor to the gentlemens' parlor.



The Gentlemens' Parlor

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Gentlemens' parlor is as elegant as the ladies' parlor.The gentlemens' parlor is decorated with the same handprinted wallpaper border from France.

View to the ladies' parlor shows the generous size of these rooms.

The gentlemens' parlor has elegance and comfort for a drink and conversation before dinner.

Note the beautiful light that the large windows provide in the gentlemens parlor.

Another view of the gentlemens' parlor.

The door in the corner of the gentlemens' parlor leads to the entry hall.

A closeup of the handprinted French border. The corner wallpaper on the ceiling is Bradbury and Bradbury.




The Dining Room

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The generous sized dining room is adjacent to the gentlemens' parlor and the kitchen. It also has a door to the first floor side porch.

Dining room is conveniently adjacent to the kitchen.

Another dining room view. The door leads to the first floor of the south facing porch.

The mantle is purely decorative. The corner door next to it is a convenient china closet.

The dining room chandelier is a showstopper. It is five feet tall. Impressive!

Close-up of the dining room mantle. It's faux marble finish adds another touch of elegance to the room.

This close-up of the china closet show it pprovides ample storage for your fine china.

This closeup of the dining room chandelier gives more detail of its quality and size.

A close-up of the beautiful ceiling borders in the dining room. The drapery valences are topped with a period gilt brass trim.





The Kitchen, Laundry/Pantry, Screened Porch

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Dining room towards Kitchen

Victorian Homes Magazine in a feature article about the house called the kitchen loaded with country charm. Fireplace has gas logs.

Imagine enjoying the cozy spot next to the fireplace when you want to take a break from cooking.

The door behind the large kitchen island leads to a great sunroom.

The kitchen is compact but many guests have had meals prepared here.

The doorway in the corner leads to a large kitchen pantry and laundry area

Shelves above washer and dryer provide more storage.

The pantry is large enough for a small desk and the laundry.

A view of the large island and kitchen sink with built in drain boards.

The sun porch adjacent to the kitchen provides comfortable casual space for visiting with friend or relaxing with a good book.

Another view of the sun porch.

The sun porch is spacious enough for entertaining several guests.




The Floor Plans

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Second Floor

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Staircase rises to the second floor hall.

The hall provides access to a convenient renovated full bath.

The large first bedroom off the stair hall is decorated in historically appropriate wallpaper borders. Large windows provide ample daylight.

The fireplace sports an antique coal store. The French chandelier goes will with the French inspired wallpaper border.

The closet next to the fireplace is typical size for the period.

A door in the corner of the room leads to the renovated hall bath.

The bath has a tub shower. The light from the large window facing the Mississippi provides ample light.

Door at the end of the stair hall leads to a second floor library/sitting room.

The library sitting room like the rest of the house is decorated in period appropriate wall coverings border.

The door on the south wall leads to the second floor porch.

Another view of the library shows the beautiful chandelier and the door to another closet.

Bedroom on west side of the library is large and beautifully decorated. With period appropriate wall and window treatments.

The door adjacent to the grand period bed leads to another room above the kitchen.

The large window and adjacent door lead to the second floor porch.

The room above the kitchen is used as another bedroom it adjoins the room above the first floor laundry/pantry.

This space currently used for a closet could be turned into another second floor bath.

The room above the kitchen provides generous space for another bedroom.

The south facing two story porch can be accesed from several rooms.

The porches were carefully repaired. The few remaining original balastrades were used to make a mold to recast enough for both front and side porches. This costly project was worth the expense for beauty as well as safety reasons.


The House, Yard and Mississippi River Views

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The the porch on east facade of the house was restored by the owner. The owner had one of the few original lamb balastrades reproduced at a foundry.

The cost of the balastrades add significantly to the beauty and safety of both the east and south porches. Well worth the price.

A close-up of one of the lamb balastrades.

South facade shows the two floors of the porch.

The frame sided portion on the left of the photo is the pantry/ laundry on the first floor and a walk in closet for a second floor bedroom. There are two doors on the second floor that open from a bedroom and a library/sitting room and the first floor has a door fromthe dining room. Both floors have access from inside and outside staircases.

The east and south facades. The large magnolia trees provide some privacy as well as beautiful blooms.

The east and south facades. The large magnolia

The west side of the house.

The kitchen on first floor and bedroom on second floor at this section of the house.

Backyard has antique style fountain and a wood trellis featuring an antique statue.

The north facade. Note the custom pergola and the sunroom adjacent to the kitchen.

Another view of the south facade with its porches.

The south porch is a great place to sit and enjoy the river view and sunshine.

Brick patio on south side of house.

View from the backyard to the east.

The front decked out for a Christmas tour.


A Brief History of the Elgin / Cottrell House







Clarksville---Come Touch the Mississippi

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Links to Clarksville area

City of Clarksville                                          

50 Miles of Art                                                  

Census and other data--Clarksville             

Pike County Development

Great River Road—Clarksville


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