On the stately, tree-lined Reeves Drive in old Grand Forks, the stories have gathered for more than a century. The stately homes with sweeping yards that stand guard over the old neighborhood seem to have endless tales to tell. And one of these historic homes can now be yours: 504 Reeves Drive– a restored Queen Anne Victorian house with great stories and even the picture of Jane Russell (all grown up) – for just a tad more than a half-million dollars.
The house was built about 1901 from a mail-order architectural plan for Gustav Rhienhold Jacobi (1866-1949) and his wife, Amelia. Its construction likely reflected the Jacobi family’s prosperity during what was called the Second Dakota Boom, a period of rapid growth for banks and other institutions in the Red River Valley as mortgage-seeking immigrants swarmed into the state.
And one of the Jacobi’s daughters was Geraldine, mother of the famous actress Jane Russell. Russell apparently lived in the house when she was a young girl, and she was actually born in a lake cottage the family also owned nearby. For more info, visit this article at [Grand Forks Herald].