If you've ever driven down West State Street in St. Johns you've probably seen this giant mansion.

Photos courtesy of FOX 47 News via YouTube
Photos courtesy of FOX 47 News via YouTube

This is the Hicks Mansion. It has a long heritage in St. Johns, having been built in 1873.

The Hicks Mansion in St. Johns

Steve and Jenny Heath were the previous owners for the last eight years, but it just recently changed hands to Claire Breen and her husband. The Breens hope to return this ole gal to her former glory so that she can be added to the State and National Historic Registries.

However, before the Heaths sold the Hicks Mansion to the Breens, they gave FOX 47 a walk-through.

The Heaths spent eight years of their time and money fixing, remodeling, and updating the mansion while still working to preserve its old, interesting features. Features like the tiled floors, the painted ceilings, the moldings, and more.

During the walk-through, we got to see how the Heaths worked to preserve the house's heritage while trying to update it. The room that looks most up-to-date is probably the kitchen. But places like the foyer and one of the bathrooms looks like a blast from the past. I especially love the pink bathtub.

Historic Michigan Homes

If you've ever been curious as to what this historic home looks like on the inside, here's your chance; check out the gallery below to see pictures of the inside and outside of the Hicks Mansion. That way, you have an idea of what it looks like now before the Breens make any changes or updates to it.

Walk Through the Historic Hicks Mansion in St. Johns

Old homes have so much character, and this mansion in St. Johns, Michigan definitely proves it. The Hicks Mansion in St. Johns was built back in the 1870s, and for the last eight years has been owned by one couple. Now, they've sold the mansion to a new couple who intend to bring her back to her former glory and possibly have it added to some Historic Registries. Take a look inside this historic mansion in the gallery below.

TIME MACHINE: Taking a Drive into Lansing in 1984

These are screen captures from a video posted by YouTube user C.W. Burgers, who reports his grandparents filmed this in 1984 while visiting Lansing from The Netherlands. These pictures were taken along Michigan Avenue and at the State Capitol.

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