After spending our first year renting an upstairs apartment in a south St Louis four family flat, we bought our first home, an abandoned river cabin on the Big River in House Springs, Missouri.
At the time $3200 seemed like a large investment for such a wreck. The plumbing was all frozen and beyond repair. The electrical service was a joke. It had 3 or 4 roofs, all so rotten that you couldn't actually count them. Abandoned and full of trash, at least 3 refrigerators, a free car and tons of other junk. A unique fixer up it was.
See the improvements;
See the Seasons;
The End, the Flood of 1993
More Flood 1993
Flood Warnings and predictions
See the New Hope, Hill Top House