Historic Cox Springs
Fabulous Family Residence/Retreat
Or Commercial Special Event Center Location
2 Homes, Year Round Spring on 18 Wooded Acres
REAL ESTATE AUCTION
Saturday, June 14, 12:00 NOON
5245 Old Hwy. 71, Joplin, MO
DIRECTIONS: From I-44 take Exit 11A/B (249 N & 71 & 49 S), East of Joplin, MO, go South on Hwy. 49 4.1mi. to Exit 35 (V Hwy.). Then take Hwy. V West .02mi. to Old Hwy. 71 then Left to 1st driveway on Left. Watch for signs!
AUCTIONEER’S NOTE: This unusual property has a long history in the Joplin area. Cox Spring was settled in this area in 1842 by John Cox, the founder of Joplin. His name is inscribed on a limestone ledge above and to the left of the Spring. It was a regular stop to provide water to both passengers and animals on the Butterfield Stagecoach Lines in the late 1800’s and the ruts from the stagecoach trail are still visible in the yard West of the Spring! It also is said the Spring was used during the Civil War for encampments and water supply. It was a popular gathering place in the early 1900’s for church picnics and family gatherings. The property for the last 30 years has been a private residence and has been used for weddings, picnics and private functions.
OPEN HOUSES SUNDAY MAY 25, JUNE 1 & JUNE 8, 2-4PM
This historic, one of a kind property would make a great family residence or could be used as a special event location in Southwest Missouri area. Property features include 17 wooded acres with road frontage on 3 sides, custom built 1 ½ story cedar sided, 3 bedroom, 2 bath home next to the Spring, 2 bedroom, 1 bath guest house, huge year round Spring with several multi-level dam pools and meandering water stream through property with gazebo, water wheel, bridges and lots and lots of landscaping forming a park like setting!
RESIDENCE – Main level features include large open kitchen with dining area, sunken living room with fireplace, formal dining room, 1 bath and large utility room. Upper level features 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, balcony living area with built in aquarium, large storage room and deck. (Residence has been partially remodeled with slate and ceramic flooring, skylights and more but needs your finishing touch).
SQ.FT.: 2,285. LOT SIZE:17 ACRES. YR.BUILT:1980. 2013 TAXES:$1,501.00
GUEST HOUSE – Features include partially remodeled 2 bedrooms, 1 ½ bath, living room, kitchen with dining area and large covered front deck. (Guest house has been partially remodeled with new tile and wood floors, drywall and more).
TERMS: 10% down day of Auction, balance due in cash on or before Monday, July 14. Real Estate sells as is where is. If buyer desires home inspection prior to Auction call the office for appointment.