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Beaver County

Chester County 

Cumberland County

Delaware County

211 and 213 Chambersburg Street, Gettysburg $109,900 each

 Chambersburg Street_for-sale
Three-story pre-Civil War townhouses in the historic district of Gettysburg, one of four houses that make up the Warren Building, also called the Warren Block, built between 1853 and 1858.
 
The property was owned by Thaddeus Stevens (1792–1868) elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1833, where he became a strong advocate of free public education. Stevens was a founder of Pennsylvania College, now Gettysburg College, in 1832. He joined the Whig Party and was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1848, becoming one of the leaders of the Radical Republican faction of the Republican Party during the 1860s.
 
In 1849, Stevems sold two lots that became 211-213-215-217 Chambersburg Street – known then and until 1911 as West York Street– to Thomas Warren, who at times served as a member of the Gettysburg Borough council and as Adams County Treasurer during the two decades preceding the Civil War. Due to the financial Panic of 1857, Warren was forced to sell many of his properties to satisfy his creditors.
 
Chambersburg Street looking eastThe building was sold to Matthew Eichelberger in 1859. It was then sold to Henry Fahnstock in 1868. There have been many owners since. After the war, circa 1870, the building was subdivided into four separate houses.
 
During the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1 to July 3, 1863, the town was occupied by the Army of Northern Virginia. In a 1908 article, Elizabeth Gilbert, who took refuge in the cellar of the Troxell house, described her experience. “During the battle on the second and third days the four families living in the Warren Row gathered in the cellar of Uncle Dave Troxel [221 Chambersburg Street], making about twenty-two people taking shelter in that cellar. They stayed there until about ten o'clock in the evening of the second day and were there on the third day. They spent the time in listening to the firing and keeping up each other's courage."
 
The Warren Building is a combination of Georgian and Greek Revival styles. The basic structure is Georgian, but the broad frieze on the front façade incorporates attic windows which are a distinctive trait of Greek Revival accented by Georgian dentils, small blocks used as a repeating ornament in the moldings under the of the cornices. The roof is topped by three symmetrically-placed chimneys. A small porch with a doorway provides access to each dwelling unit. Three one-story frame additions were added to the backs of 211, 213, and 215. At some later date, decorative Victorian-style hipped roofs were added above each porch.
 
Contact:
Suzanne Christianson, Re/Max 717-338-0881
 


 

ALLEGHENY COUNTY

 
No listings at this time.
 

BEAVER COUNTY

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BERKS COUNTY

849 Forgedale Road, Barto     $349,900 >> $299,000

Five buildings,including house, barn, 5 car garage, 6 car garage, mill.
 
Unique one of kind property on 6+ acres, including 1800's stone home, 45 x 60 2 story barn, detached 40 x 100 garage, 48 x 22 shed, and Saylor's Grist Mill dating back to the 1700's! The West Branch Perkiomen creek ambles through the property, giving it charm and appeal. The home is in need of updating, the large buildings have great potential for an owner needing ample storage for vehicles, equipment, etc. for full time use, or a getaway retreat.
 
 
Kim Hillegass
Charlotte A. Sold, Inc.
570-778-4863
 

1194 Huffs Church Rd Barto 19504  $525,000

1194 Huffs Church Rd in Barto PA for saleDiscover a new lifestyle in the village of Huffs Church. This amazing property, formerly the town's General Store, offers 7 bedrooms and 7 full baths plus 2 half baths. It's historic, artistic, and very unique plus it offers business possibilities - currently a Bed & Breakfast, Antique Store and 100-seat House Concert venue.

The main kitchen features a commercial range and hood. The first floor bedroom has a wheel chair accessible shower. Each bedroom suite offers a different spa bathroom fixture...Imagine your choice of relaxing bath...or basking in the sun on the roof top deck...or escaping to the 3rd floor quarters w/kitchenette, great room, bedrooms and 1.5 baths.

On the grounds you will also find the original summer kitchen, a shed/workshop/greenhouse (now a black smith shop) and a 2-story barn.

So much more to reveal on your personal tour. Call today!
 
 
Contact: Ingrid Weil, Phone: 610-334-7305
 
 

Charming Forge Rd., Womelsdorf $925,000

Arguably the finest "country" house in the early days of our nation, the Charming Forge Mansion (1784) features "Philadelphia" quality woodwork in every room. The early wing (1749) is nearly intact from the colonial days when "Baron" Stiegel of Manheim, the original iron master, found the setting "charming". It remains so with the surroundings along the Tulpehocken Creek protected by a local land trust.

A museum quality restoration began in 1994, modern amenities were installed with remarkable care and sensitivity. This is a fine antique house for a modern lifestyle, w/designer kitchen, 7 bed chambers, 7 working fireplaces, 4 full baths, radiant heat, central air, stocked trout stream, etc.
 
Outbuildings received the same careful attention: a carriage barn large enough for four cars, a privy housing a generator, a summer kitchen, bake oven and an ancillary stone dwelling. In the early 19th century, the Union Canal was built in front of the property. The towpath and canal bed remain along with the stone arch tunnel and a lock further downstream.
 
 
Contact: Matt Barnhart, Keller Williams Central PA East
mattbarnhart at hotmail dot com
610-698-8190
 
 

 

Bucks County

 

721 Headquarters Road, Ottsville   $965,000 >> $889,000

Forefather Farm,  a carefully restored intact PA German farmstead in Ottsville, Upper Bucks County, PA. (Listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Lewis Summers Farm.) Cozy slate-roofed stone farmhouse, buiBucks_721-Headquarters_Rd-Ottsville.jpglt 1825, with 1866 stone addition; bank dairy barn with stone stabling built 1861, and all associated buildings, including insulated 2 story summer kitchen with fireplace (exercise room with treadmill), woodshed, privy, chicken coop/piggery (now a woodworking shop), wagon shed housing vintage farm equipment, and double pull-through corn crib. House features deep windowsills, random width pine, oak, and poplar flooring, original paint colors repeated, rare original hardware, 2 winding staircases to second floor and to large attic (potential 4th bedroom). Kitchen dining area with walk-in fireplace, plus efficiency kitchen with custom cabinetry, built-in Sub Zero, dishwasher, and microwave; plus parlor with fireplace, and small sitting room (with Bible box and large cupboard built within stone wall) on first floor. Upstairs with exposed wood ceilings are 3 bedrooms, library with custom cabinetry, and 2 baths. Functioning blinds on second story close out summer sun but admit cool night air drawn by attic fan. Solid paneled shutters downstairs match paneling around doors, can also block summer sun. Baseboard hot water heat with 7 zones provides winter comfort. Unfinished full cellar with outside access.

Shaded back porch overlooking picturesque barnyard. Year-round seasonal beauty on 14+ acres of mixed habitat, managed under Forest Stewardship Program (Act 319).

Spring brings clumps of naturalized bulbs, and flowering shrubs, while wild crabapples mingle with junipers edging field where wild flowers appear, then flourish in summer; fall colors range from yellow, scarlet, to burgundy; then snow highlights the red farm buildings in winter. Gather holly and juniper branches for holiday décor. Follow trails around the property in search of birds and 65 recorded species of butterflies. Spring peepers, then lightning bugs and katydids, add to evening atmosphere.

Careful research and museum quality restoration (1982 – 2000) by present owners to maintain integrity of original floor plan, while incorporating 21st century amenities. Restoration techniques and challenges described in book: Forefather Farm. Just 45 miles north of Philadelphia, in rural Tinicum Township, private and peaceful country setting, with rail commute to Philadelphia, bus service to NYC, and connections to EWR, PHL, and ABE airports.
 
 
Contact: Nancy Bousum, Assoc. Broker, Kurfiss Sotheby's Int. Realty 215.378.0410 or nbousum@kurfiss.com
 

2415 Deer Trail Road, Coopersburg $1,000,000

Coopersburg house for sale 
 Coopersburg for sale
Hidden Valley Farm aptly describes this gem of a farmhouse setting, tucked into its own private valley overlooking the rolling hills of rural historic Springfield Township. The quarter-mile-long paved lane leading to the homestead is flanked by mature hickory, oak and sassafras trees and grassy meadows. You can feel your mood begin to change as the sights and sounds of the outside world give way to the seclusion and sensory smorgasbord of nature: soaring red-tailed hawks, deer, fox, families of wild turkeys and native songbirds of every kind.

This 38-acre property comprises 33 acres of preserved woods and open meadows and a five-acre building envelope where the house and studio are situated. Over 100 neighboring preserved acres ensure the sanctuary-like setting of this extraordinary property in perpetuity.

The pristine stone three-to-four bedroom farmhouse, built in 1781 and surrounded by rock gardens and an elegant Japanese maple collection, retains much of its Colonial heritage with its open-beam ceilings, pie-shaped staircases, period hardware, wide pine and fir plank floors, six working fireplaces (including the large walk-in in the great room) and deep-silled 9-over-6 and 6-over-6 windows.

The two-story frame addition, constructed in 1938 by a legendary local carpenter, includes a lovely, modern Shaker-style kitchen in solid cherry -- an authentic complement to the nicely-detailed pine interior.

The current owners have lovingly maintained and improved the interior and exterior over the last 40 years from the interior woodwork to the slate roof. Stone terraces and a rocking-chair porch of solid pine wood flank the rear of the house, overlooking distant rolling fields and woods.

The two-story, 30x40 foot studio, built in 1999 on the original bank barn foundation, has given rise to countless fine woodworking projects over the years. The floor plan, laid out in anticipation of future residential living areas, affords endless possibilities as additional living space.

Offered for the first time in a half century, this exclusive property eagerly awaits its next loving stewards. LOW TAXES!
 
 
Contact: Nancy Bousum, Assoc. Broker, Kurfiss Sotheby's Int. Realty 215-378-0410 or nbousum@kurfiss.com
 

CAMBRIA COUNTY

 

630 and 726 Central Avenue, Johnstown, PA 15902    $595,000 as appraised on 6/5/2014

Scenic Western Pennsylvania. Beautiful brick architecture located in Johnstown, PA. Historic former Cambria County Transit Authority (CamTran) municipal bus lines administration, operations and maintenance facilities consisting of two buildings. Constructed in 1893, both buildings were originally utilized for street/trolley car storage and maintenance. Recently renovated administrative office area. There are high ceilings throughout both buildings. The total area consists of 1.747 acres or 76,080 sq. ft. with ample paved parking. The two structures consist of a total of 55,334 sq. ft. as follows:
• 630 Central Avenue-21,734 sq. ft.
• 726 Central Avenue-33,600 sq. ft.

Originally zoned as “M-1” Light Industrial District but recently modified to include both “C1” Neighborhood Shopping District and “C2” Community Business District. This recent expansion of zoning allows for a wider range of uses, specifically for retail purposes. The property has been determined eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places under the provision of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. The property currently comes with a “Declaration of Covenants” through the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. The sale of the property is price negotiable.

Additional information and pictures available upon request.
Read more about the history of the trolleys at the blog of the PA State Historic Preservation Office. Click here
 
Contact: Josh Yoder
Director of Marketing and Planning
CamTran
502 Maple Avenue
Johnstown, PA 15901
Office (814) 535-5526 ext.208
Cell (814) 243-3020
jyoder@camtranbus.com
 
 

 
CARBON COUNTY
 

The Old Jail Museum, 128 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe    $750,000

 
For sale The Old Jail in Jim Thorpe/Mauch ChunkThe former Carbon County Prison was used in service as a correctional facility from 1871 to 1995, holding over a century’s worth of inmates and even acting as the site of some high profile executions. The two-story jail has 72 rooms and 27 cells including a basement dungeon where prisoners were kept in solitary confinement. The most famous occurrence in the jail was the execution of seven coal miners known as “Molly Maguires.” In a highly unscrupulous trial led against the miners by the coal company, the workers were hanged right in the jail.

Today the jail is preserved as a museum where visitors can come and wander the cells and warden’s quarters, seeing the bleak stone interiors of the historic cells. The site plays up the possible haunting by the executed inmates and most unsettlingly a mysterious handprint stained on the wall of the cells. -- from Atlas Obscura
 
The jail was built in 1871, designed by architect Edward Haviland, who was the son of architect John Haviland, who designed the innovative (for its time) Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, a National Historic Landmark. Edward Haviland designed the County prisons at Easton, Clearfield, Williamsport, Mauch Chunk, Ebensburg, Coudersport and Reading.
 
Dimensions: Width: 47’ - Length: 96.9’ Walls: 24” - 36” thick
Total Sq. Ft.: 12,808 approx.
No. rooms: 72 rooms including 10 x 10 hallways
1st fl. - cell block, visitng room, warden’s living room,
warden’s dining room & jail kitchen
2nd fl. - cell block & warden’s bedrooms, women’s cells 3rd fl. - 2 finished rooms
Basement - 16 dungeon cells & 8 storage rooms
Use: 1871 - 1995 Carbon County Prison 1995 - present museum tourist attraction
Front Door
9’x5’wide
Weight: approx. 1,000 lbs.
Original doorbell, locks, peep hole and hardware
First Floor Cell Block
Floor: Black slate
Staircase: Original cast iron staircase with oak rail Main corridor: 72’ x 20’
25 cells - 12 8’ x 13’ cells on 1st floor & 13 cells on 2nd floor Sink and toilet in each cell
Cell door: Double door entrance: Iron banded interior door - wood exterior door Shower Room - 5 shower heads
Laundry Room - laundry tubs, stainless steel sink, washer/dryer hookup Reproduction gallows to hang four men together
Hand Print on the Wall - Cell 17
Hand print reported to have been placed by accused Molly Maguire in 1878
Warden’s Living Area
 
First floor
Living room - restored - present gathering room Dining room - restored - present gift shop
Kitchen - Vulcan 8 burner stove with double oven
Commercial electric fry grill & commercial dish washer
 
2nd floor
Four bedroms
2 full baths and 1 One half bath
3 Women’s Cells with sink & toilet
 
Basement Jail - Dungeon
16 Cells
4 cells with metal doors 1 cell with toilet & sink
8 storage rooms
15 million btu reconditioned gas furnace
New chimney liner & reconditioned chimney
New furnace wiring; new circuit breaker panel Concrete floors
Plastered walls
Parking: 15 cars adjacent to building Taxes: $5,100
Brokers protected.
Located in Old Mauch Chunk Historic District, Jim Thorpe, PA On National Register of Historic Buildings
Basement Dungeon

4,547 sq. ft. 3,214 sq. ft.
500 sq. ft. 4,547 sq. ft.
Living Room
Cell block 2nd floor
Typical Cell
Bedroom

History: Occupied as Carbon County Prison from 1871 to 1995. Purchased privately in 1995 and operated as a tourist attraction May 1995 to present.
Tours: Tours are conducted six days each week from Memorial Day through Labor Day and on Saturdays and Sundays through the end of October. Building closed from November to May.
Visitors: 2014 - 22,000 people from every State and 27 foreign countries.
Staff: Guides/docents present 45 minute tour; sell admission tickets and merchandise. Gift Shop: Open during tour hours.
Ghost Tours: Conducted three Saturday nights in October.
Advertising: Brochures distributed through Pocono Mountain Vacation Bureau, Discover Lehigh Valley, at numerous attractions state wide and at local businesses.
Print ads taken in various publications.
Tour listing on various web sites.
Potential: Attendance could be increased by expanded visitor season, increased tour hours, additional advertising and social media coverage, installation of coffee shop in Old Jail, and additional ghost
tours during summer
Information deemed accurate but not warranted.
 
 
Contact: Thomas E. McBride 570-325-3309
Old Jail Museum Jim Thorpe, PA
 
 

 CENTRE COUNTY

 Centre County, 1040 Boalsburg RoadBenjamin Peters House, 1040 Boalsburg Road      $1,349,000

 
Gentleman's Farm, built 1868, on 70 acres. Set up for horses currently with 8 acres of pasture and a 300×150 all weather outdoor riding ring, overlooking Mt Nittany and Beaver Stadium. Olympic sized heated in-ground pool.
 
Access to world class Fly Fishing on Spring Creek. You will never want to leave. Benjamins Plum Farm, listed on the National Register, has never been offered for sale to the general public. Current owner is 4th generation.
 
For sale by owner.
Contact: ltsweeny@gmail.com
 
 
 
 

214 N. Allegheny Street, Bellefonte     $484,900

215 N Allegheny Street for saleStep back in time, yet enjoy a modern flare! This historic, well-maintained home charms you immediately as you walk across the foyer's inlaid wood floor. High ceilings, detailed moldings, large pocket doors, built-ins and large windows are only the start. A modern kitchen, updated bathrooms, fixtures and lighting, while classic large bedrooms on the second floor, three season porch, and sweet master bedroom with fireplace blend in the home's classic features. A third floor with additional bedrooms and bathroom provide super additional space.

The terraced backyard offers refuge and privacy for relaxing or entertaining.

Nestled at the end of the lot rests a cute 2 bedroom carriage house with kitchen and living room--permitted and renting for $925 month. The rental income brings this home within range of many $300k homes with lesser features. B&B, large family, in home office-there are many opportunities into the future for this fantastic home. 
 
 
Contact: 
Derek Canova
Phone: 814-238-8080 ext.3303
Email- derek1kbb@msn.com
 

Brockerhoff Mill, 5 Spring Creek Road, Bellefonte    $339,500

Brinkerhoff Mill for sale_Centre CountyHistoric and Unique: The Brockerhoff Mill abounds with imaginative opportunities. There's a freshwater spring and pool in the lower level, 10' ceilings, hardwood floors, a renovated apartment on the main floor, a potential artist's studio on the third floor and world-class fishing nearby. Could become an amazing B&B. This wonderful building has great potential in so many areas--don't let this fabulous opportunity pass you by! 24-hour notice required for all showings. 
 
 
Contact: 
Derek Canova
Phone: 814-238-8080 ext.3303
Email- derek1kbb@msn.com
 
 
 

 

CHESTER COUNTY

85 S. Whitehorse Rd, Phoenixville, PA 19460  Price Reduced $249,000 >> $230,000

  
85 S. Whitehorse Road, PhoenixvilleWelcome home to the charm and character of a bygone era. When homes were built with front porches, solid wood doors, trimmed archways and deep window sills. Situated on a stately corner lot with mature trees, 85 S Whitehorse Road offers character, privacy and space that other twins and townhouses do not. Period details that differentiate this twin from others include: a wood trimmed archway between the living and dining rooms, iron heating registers, 5" wood trim in the living and dining areas, and high ceilings on BOTH the 1st and 2nd floors. Oversized windows allow for abundant natural light throughout the entire home. Enjoy gatherings in the nicely sized kitchen, which leads out to a screen-in back porch. The second floor has 3 bedrooms, with one bedroom having an outdoor porch facing the backyard. On the third floor, there is a 4th bedroom, a walk-in hall closet and nooks for storage. A long driveway provides plenty of space for parking. There is also a detached one car garage that would make a great workshop. Windows were replaced two years ago. Conveniently located minutes from downtown Phoenixville. Move in now and restore it to its original splendor on your own time frame. The results will definitely be worth it!
 
Residential Twin, 4 bedrooms 1 bath + 1 summer toilet, 1529 sq. ft, built in 1900 (117 years old), 3 story, corner lot, 1 car detached garage
 
 
Diane Geosits, Realtor with Coldwell Banker Preferred in Blue Bell, PA
Email: dianegeo77@gmail.co
 
 

CUMBERLAND COUNTY


No listings at this time.
 
 

 

DELAWARE COUNTY

No listings at this time.
 
 
 

ELK COUNTY

G.C. Murphy Building exterior_Johnsonburg PAG.C. Murphy Building, 519-521 Market Street, Johnsonburg  $50,000

  • Built in 1892, this potential-popping property is located in Johnsonburg's Historic District and designated a Historic Property. 
  • 12,750 square foot building is located on a 50 x 85 city lot
  • Three stories, plus a poured basement, has a 12 year old rubber roof, and 4 methods of egress.
  • Brick exterior, hardwood floors, city water, and natural gas.
 
From the owner: I purchased the GC Murphy building in 2014 with the sincere hope of saving it from falling into the hands of someone who didn't appreciate its historic properties or its potential. I owned a photography studio, which I moved into the building. The building was cleaned from top to bottom prior to my purchase. I added a washroom on the first floor; replaced the broken windows; refinished the first floor hardwood; and refinished one set of doors. There are so many ways that this treasure can be used; however, the changing industry has forced me to close my studio. My dream would be to have event spaces on the first and third floors with rooms for rent on the second floor.
 
Johnsonburg currently has no hotels, motels, or bed and breakfasts; so when people come to town for weddings, funerals, baptisms, family gatherings, business at the papermill, etc. they are forced to stay in a neighboring town. The GC Murphy building has so much character, and there is an empty lot just feet from the front door that would be wonderful for parking. (the empty lot does not come with the building) I hope that someone is able to purchase and bring this treasure to life or invest in saving it.
For more information, contact:
Stephanie Carnessali
steph_g_79@yahoo.com
 
 

  

ERIE COUNTY

 

Update!: 436 W. 6th Street, Erie, Admiral William Brooks House

Erie for sale
The West 6th Street Historic District in the City of Erie was listed on the National Register in 1984 and contains 117 historic properties – including the 1893 Second Empire Admiral William Brooks House at 437 W. 6th Street. Located on Millionaire's Row, it's a 5,920 sq. ft. home that was last converted into a group home, but still retains some remarkable original historic features, including five gas fireplaces, large windows, crown molding.
 
In relocating to the West 6th Street Historic District, the Erie County Bar Association purchased two adjacent buildings. While one of these properties will be renovated as their new headquarters, the other has been donated to local developers Hoffman United, who will create five apartment units in the building.
 
Thank you, Erie County Bar Association.

Click here to read more at GoErie.com
 
 
 

FAYETTE COUNTY

1167 National Pike, Hopwood  $299,000

Lots of possibilities with this historic brick building. Ground floor is finished and ready to rent. Originally a restaurant/tavern with a stage and dance floor, the oak trim on the doors, windows, beams, take you back to the '40s. The abundance of light will have you falling in love with this building. Previous tenants have included: a tailor, a church, an accountant, a furniture store, a craft store, an equipment rental showroom,...possibilities are endless.

A large gravel parking lot allows for expansion.

The first floor is finished and ready to occupy. Two balconies overlook the mountains. Walk to the supermarket, P.O., restaurants, a convenient location.

The upper level was formerly a hotel with 12 bedrooms, 3 baths. The rooms upstairs need updating, but the beautiful wood floors and claw foot bathtubs are still there. We still have the keys to all the rooms.

A three bedroom, 2 bath rental apartment over a 2 car garage in the back is currently rented.
 
For sale by owner:  Suzann Stotlemyer Worl: 301/718-0280  Cell:724/557-2915
 

FOREST COUNTY

131 Elm St, Tionesta $225,000

131 Elm for sale
Queen Anne-Eastlake style Victorian built in 1886 with lumber and oil money.
 
The rooms have been beautifully decorated with period style. Special historic features include stained glass, and five decorative fireplaces include original tile trim.

Turnkey bed and breakfast has been in existence since 1994. Check out the website: kellygreenbb.com Most contents will remain.

Click to view listing and more photos.

Contact: Brian Hale
Gates & Burns Realty
814-676-8541
 

FRANKLIN COUNTY

 

Walnut Hill Manor

Walnut Hill Manor, Franklin County PA9 State Hill Rd., Waynesboro, PA 17268    $395,000
 
Don't miss your once-in-a-lifetime chance to own a Waynesboro landmark home, a remarkable property built in 1908 and updated and cared for to near perfection, Beautiful wrap-around porch, foyer, original oak & chestnut wood throughout, modern heating & AC, porch doors, architectural molding, granite countertops in kitchen. Don't miss out on one of Waynesboro's premier properties.
6 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths, 3,329 sq ft, 2.2 acres lot
 
 
 
Contact: Dodie Moats
Legacy Realty
Dodie@BDRmanage.com
717-597-8855
 

 

FULTON COUNTY


 
No listings at this time.
 
 
 

HUNTINGDON COUNTY

Gemmill Mill

904 Main Street, Alexandria – $179,900

Historical mill built 1833, now being use as office and lab space on 3.53 Acre tract in Alexandria.
Large rooms. 5 floors, including basement and 4th floor.
6 very nice offices and 1 beautiful conference room.
Updated heating system.
Property was previously used as residence and office.
Lots of off street parking with paved driveway and additional parking in the rear.
Many rooms have beautiful knotty pine paneling and pine floors.
7800 square feet of net leasable space area.
Property borders Juniata River.
Easy access to Rt 22, State Forest, Lower Trail, also easy Drive to State College and Altoona
MLS # 2813533
Historical overview: The Gemmill Mill is a local landmark closely associated with the history of Alexandria and Porter Township. It occupies a large lot on the banks of the Juniata River, adjacent to the National Register-eligible Alexandria Historic District. The grandsons of town founder Elizabeth Gemmill built the imposing frame grist mill in 1833 near two important routes of travel and
commerce: the Pennsylvania Canal and the Huntingdon, Cambria and Indiana Turnpike. Under the ownership of Jacob Gemmill and then James H. Dysart, it was one of the most important mills in the area for over a century. Milling was discontinued when its mill dam on the Juniata River was destroyed by the great flood of 1936. In 1954 the property was acquired by John Rhodes who converted the building into a combined home and business. Since 2000 it has served as the headquarters office for a history/preservation/archaeology consulting firm which would like to find a preservation-minded new owner who values the building’s historical significance.

Although adapted for modern use, the Gemmill Mill still retains many of its original architectural features and is well-suited to serve a variety of possible functions.
 
For more information, contact Burgess Smith
burgess@raystownrealty.com, 814-643-5054
 
 

12192 Henderson Overlook Road, Huntingdon    $459,000


Huntington_For-saleEarly 1740's Restored Log Home on 7 acres with a 65'x45' Bank Barn & 1/2 acre pond

Located within a five minute walk to a quiet cove on pristine Raystown Lake, this authentic log home is a rare find and perfect for a vacation home or full-time residence.

Very close to Juniata River access point and Ridenour Overlook at the northern end of Raystown Lake, this 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home sleeps 9 guests comfortably and has great outdoor space for entertaining. There is plenty of room for parking, bring your boat, RV and trailer if you'd like.

The home is an historic hand-hewn log cabin, originally built in the 1740's. It was restored then renovated with a family in mind and now has a modern updated interior with an authentic rustic ambience. The open kitchen and ample storage space is lovely for accommodating large groups.

The home includes a living room and a finished basement space, known as the cozy room, that opens onto the front patio. The front porch is partially covered & set up for a barbecue.

A 1+ acre field for planting or simple deer grazing and 1/2 acre pond with great bass fishing are on the property. A 45'x65' bank barn and a few native apple trees revived from an old orchard give the tract an authentic and peaceful feel. An intermittent creek bordering the frontage provides a bubbling sound at night during heavy rains and spring run-off.

Acerage: The property is sub-divided into a 5ac and 2.5ac tract offering ease of liquidity should you decide to sell it off individually in the future.
 
 
Contact: John Gillen - Owner/Seller 814-599-0790
 
 
 
 
 

Fairbrook Manor, Pennsylvania Furnace               REDUCED: $2,445,000

Also known as Pennsylvania Furnace Mansion, Lyons Mansion or The Cedars, Fairbrook Manor is now for sale.  This 40-acre estate contains a 13-bedroom, 28-room stone house that was originally built in 1834 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. With private access to Spruce Creek and a 5-acre pond, the property provides world class fly fishing and would be a wonderful residence, inn or corporate retreat.  Additional acreage and furnishings may be available at an additional cost.  Located 20 minutes from Penn State University and State College, PA.
 
 
For additional information, visit www.fairbrookmanor.com.
 

LANCASTER COUNTY

 

1864 Susquehannock Drive, Drumore    Price Reduced! $849,900>>$819,900

Nestled in southern Lancaster County, this 18th century English-style 2½-story stone farmhouse offers panoramic views of the Susquehanna River Valley in Drumore Township. Surrounded by Amish farms and Susquehannock State Park, this 11.3 acre farmette features a 3 bay, 3384 square foot home with 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 half baths, 6 Fireplaces, a double-decker stone bank barn, detached summer kitchen, which now serves as a workshop, and a stone smokehouse which could have multiple uses presently serving as a garden house. Physical evidence on the house, per the current owners, supports an early date (1730-1770) with its style of masonry, eaves and segmental arches. Oral history places the date of the earliest construction at 1767.

The home retains beautifully restored and preserved original architectural features including 6 fireplaces, with the cooking hearth in the kitchen and its flanking cupboards. The living room has its original floor to ceiling corner cupboard and a unique family bible cupboard recessed into the stone wall. Original oak and pine hardwood floors, chair rail and peg rail abound throughout the home. The conveniences of modern living have been creatively integrated into the home to provide the ease and comfort of 21st century life while maintaining the original feel of a colonial home. The spacious master bedroom and en suite features a ceramic tile bath with radiant heat, his and her vanities, a walk-in shower and a beautiful interior exposed stone wall.
The property, featured in Early American Life in 2013, is enhanced with mature trees, perennial gardens, a water garden, four square kitchen garden, walls and walkways, a north enclosed porch and a south open porch. This gorgeous estate could have future uses as a horse farm, possible B&B, a wedding location or simply a stunning view. This authentically restored and preserved home, barn and outbuildings is a must see!
 
Barbara Maher, ASP
Lusk & Associates Sotheby's International Realty
717 - 669-3631
 

Compass Mill (1776), Warwick Township    $300,000

Compass Mill in Lititz PA for saleIf you love history, you will appreciate this Log Home, Grist Mill & Cottage located on 1.2 acres known as ''The Compass Mill Complex."  Compass Mill and the Mills of Litiz Run, offer great potential for reinvestment in this historic grist and saw mill, constructed by members of the Brethren Congregation at Warwik (Unitas Fratrum or Moravian Congregation) in 1776.

Zoned Community Commercial allows for many creative uses. Log Home & Cottage served by well & public sewer.

Adjacent 2-Unit Apartment building at 815 Rothsville Rd on .30 acre may be purchased in addition to the property but not separately.  
 
 
 
 
 

Herr's Mill Covered Bridge, Lancaster County $1.00 (to be moved)

The famous Herr’s Mill Bridge has been a Pennsylvania landmark for nearly 170 years.  Lancaster County’s oldest and longest covered bridge, it is a standout even among the area’s multiple other fine bridges. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 10, 1980, the Herr’s Mill Bridge has already been identified as a significant resource at the local, state and national levels. This Bridge is available to a good home, provided that it will be re-erected in its entirety.  An arsonist attempted to burn down the bridge in 2015. Click to read more.
 
Contact ncg1@cornell.edu, (610) 724-9611 if interested in the Bridge.

McKEAN COUNTY

52 - 54 BOYLSTON STREET, BRADFORD, McKEAN COUNTY                                                      $975,000

52-54 Boylston StreetLABOR OF LOVE -- Stunning, completely renovated commercial building with top of the line finishes, located in Bradford's Downtown Historic District. One of the finest structures in town, move in ready. Currently set as two separate doctors’ offices, one on each floor. It can be easily converted in any other setup, with separate entrances. First level, currently set as doctor’s office, has four exam rooms, three offices, large front desk office, two waiting rooms, break room with kitchenette, two bathrooms, and storage rooms. Telephone system, wireless internet and Direct TV already installed. Three-zone HVAC system.
 
Second level is long-term leased, and also set as multiple doctor’s offices. It has large waiting room, six exam rooms, four offices, X-ray room, two bathrooms, storage rooms, and large reception area. Many original architectural details throughout the 1892 building. Original gas fireplaces with exotic wood mantels in all waiting rooms and some offices, African wood paneling throughout whole first and 52-54 Boylston Streetsecond floor, original stairway with stainless steel railings, all inside doors, and doors and windows molding. Both handmade metal entrance doors were imported from Mexico. Space for new elevator created and new elevator installed. Adjacent to the building is private parking lot with 25 parking spaces.
 
 
Contact: Kathleen Obermeyer, Sales Associate
ERA Real Estate
814-366-5506
ko@bradfordpahomes.com
http://www.erateamvp.com
 
 

 

MONROE COUNTY

 
315 Manor Drive, Pocono Manor     $449,900
 
Built in 1926 by City of Philadelphia surveyor Walter Brinton as a vacation home in the 3,000­ acre Pocono Manor Resort. This rare, old world beauty is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and has been the hit home of Home Tour Charity events. It won the Monroe County Historical Society 2012 Historical Preservation Award for a Private Residence.
 
 
Click here for more information on the owner's Google drive.
 
 
 
 
 

2536 Walnut Dr, Delaware Water Gap       $547,000 negotiable

For sale_Monroe-County_Preservation-Pennsylvania'Croasdale Manor of River Farms' circa 1727 is the earliest surviving structure in Monroe County with a central role in the history of this region and a much-loved example of the French Colonial Farmhouse Style.
 
Nicholas Depui, from a distinguished family of French Huguenots, purchased 3000 acres of land from the Lenape Indians and built his home on the present site. Over the 289 years hence, the landscape saw intervening changes and many notables and persons of fine birth made their home and livelihoods here.
 
Unlike the limestone constructed homes of the time, this one was built with a more durable Sandstone, Flint & Quartz Conglomerate. This fine quality is apparent throughout. 7 F/Ps in 3 of 4 BRs on the 2nd of 3 Flrs. Includes 15 abutting Acres PM-30163!
 
Kriss Ferrara, ABR, SRES, CRS
Keller Williams Real Estate - Stroudsburg
404 Park Avenue
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
570-350-7132
Contact: Cell: 570-350-7132
 


MONTGOMERY COUNTY

709 Penllyn Pike, Lower Gwynedd PA 19002, Montgomery County                  $642,500

6 bedrooms, 6 baths. Spectacular Colonial home featuring old charm with modern amenities on over 2 acres in the heart of Lower Gwynedd. Dating back to 1829, this gem has been completely updated throughout. The property features 6 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths, refinished hard wood flooring throughout, amazing millwork, deep-sill windows, and over 7000 sq. ft. of living space. Enjoy the gourmet eat-in kitchen with solid wood cabinetry, soap stone counter tops, stone backsplash, top of the line stainless steel appliances, exposed beams and a breakfast area with an electric fireplace. Living space includes a formal Living and Dining Room, a Library, and a Family Room with French doors leading out to a covered brick patio in the lovely backyard. The grounds are sensational with a brick patio and courtyard, a back porch and views of the original stone walls surrounding the property in your own private sanctuary. Upstairs, the Master Suite offers an oasis after a long day with a sitting area, large walk-in closet, newly renovated Master Bath with ceramic tile, double cherry vanity, walk-in shower and a covered balcony with gorgeous views of the grounds. There is a Princess Suite with full Bath and fireplace, 6 additional Bedrooms and 2 full Baths on the second level. The third level offers 2 more Bedrooms and a full Bath for private quarters.
 
The home includes 8 fireplaces, 2-zoned HVAC and public water and sewer. There is a carriage house with heat and electricity and a barn that could be used as a 3-car garage.
 
 
Lori Salmon
Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach Realtors
721 Skippack Pike, Suite 100
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Office: (215) 619-0525
Cell: (484) 431-3528
lori.salmon@foxroach.com
 

Glendower Farm, 1221 Meetinghouse Road, Gwynedd  $3,900,000

A Historic Estate Property with all the charm and character you would expect but lwith all the conveniences and luxury of today. A sweeping driveway leads you to a breathtaking setting, nestled on a 7.8 acre site enhanced with mature trees, specimen plantings, gardens, stone entry walls and walkways, multiple outbuildings, pavilions and patios.

The original homestead dates back to 1700’s with the history of being part of the kings grant to William Penn who later conveyed the property to Evans one of the first settlers in Gwynedd Valley. First floor living areas offers multiple formal, informal and leisure living areas that in include a library/den/study, music room and  Family/Great room. Kitchen includes custom cabinetry, lots of granite counter tops, artisan tile backsplash and a breakfast bar. The breakfast room has a walk-in fireplace, beamed ceiling and outdoor vistas .

10 fireplaces, deep window sills, leaded glass panes, wide planked hardwood flooring, beaded beamed ceilings antique built- in furniture and corner cabinets, and custom craftsmen millwork.
The second and third floors are accessible by a center hall grand staircase. Master Suite includes a dressing room, lavish bath & 2 F/P’s, plus 5 additional bedrooms and 3 baths, a private office/ study and a 2nd floor laundry.
 
Converted barn has been tastefully transformed into an incredible indoor/outdoor entertainment hall, pool house, guest/ in law, or au pair quarters. There are multiple bath accommodations and a full gourmet kitchen facility. Additional unfinished areas of the barn offers a shop, storage, and garage facilities for the collectors. Patios, terraces, and decks plus in-ground swimming pool. Tennis pavilion and 2 tennis courts.
Realtor: David J. Caracausa
davidc@cbprem.com
 
 

Louis Kahn-designed Weiss House - AIA Gold Medal Winner

2935 Whitehall Road, E. Norriton   $995,000

From the National Trust for Historic Preservation, "The Houses of Louis Kahn": "Kahn described the Weiss House in East Norriton Township, Pennsylvania, as 'a house that is contemporary, but does not break away from tradition.' The wood and stone structure, built between 1947 and 1950 for local menswear shop owner Morton Weiss and his wife, showcases Kahn’s signature connection to the outdoors through a unique window system -- residents can rearrange opaque and transparent panels in the living space to control the amount of light being let in throughout the course of the day. The house, which won the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal in 1950, was the first that Kahn designed after returning from a tour of Italy, Greece, and Egypt. The total construction cost for the house, including cabinetry, furniture, and a Kahn-designed mural, was $50,000. Both Weisses continued to live in the house until their deaths in 2004."
This property is threatened with demolition or intensive development (150-room senior rental development, along with 180 parking spaces) on the 9.9 acre property.
 
 

NORTHAMPTON COUNTY

 

Stone Cottage Woods, 325 Stouts Valley Road, Williams Township $709,000

 
Stone Cottage woods for sale preservationCirca 1720 -- The history of Stone Cottage Woods dates back to the earliest settlement of Williams and Durham Townships. The original restoration revealed architectural details which would date the structure to the early to mid-18th century, making it one of the area's oldest surviving homes. Today, it is the quintessential stone farmhouse, expanded and modernized into a spacious and gracious 3+ Bedroom, 3+ bath home. With beautifully landscaped perennial garden, stone walls and patio, a lively Koi pond, fully fenced yard and a private in-ground pool, the property boasts expansive views of Stouts Valley and includes an acre of undeveloped woods in back.

One of the most unique restored farmhouses in Williams Township, minutes from the Bucks County line or Bethlehem, and conveniently located 90 minutes from Manhattan and Philadelphia.

House History: stonecottagewoods.com
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/StoneCottageWoods/
Click here for narrated video tour
 
The layout of the property is ideal for a small-scale B&B, and has a successful AirBnB history at: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/6371694
 
Please contact Tracy Jackson Benson from Berkshire Hathaway at 215-862-8425 to schedule a walk-through.
 
 

PHILADELPHIA COUNTY


Fairmount Park Conservancy Leasing Opportunities

For lease Ohio House, PhiladelphiaShort Term Lease Opportunity: Ohio House (one of the last remaining buildings from the Centennial Exposition)
4700 States Drive, West Fairmount Park
3,200 sq. ft. One acre with 40 parking spaces
 
Long-Term Leasing Opportunities
The Fairmount Park Conservancy offers civic organizations and businesses a unique opportunity to long-term lease historic park buildings through a collaborative agreement with the City of Philadelphia. Tenants commit to rehabilitate and maintain deteriorated buildings under a long-term lease administered by the Fairmount Park Conservancy. Adaptive uses must respect the historic fabric of the building, enable public access, and complement existing park uses. Prospective tenants can be helped with assessing the feasibility of leasing a park building, identify financial incentives, and manage the process of building rehabilitation and maintenance.
 
Currently available:
Hermitage, Hermit Lane & Henry Avenue, built 1848
Logan House (1997 PA At RIsk), 4101 Old York Road, Hunting Park, built c. 1794
Loudoun Park (and caretaker's cottage) ,4650 Germantown Avenue and Apsley Street, built 1801
Thomas Mansion also known as Clifford Park (and barn), 6245 Wissahickon Avenue, Gothic Revival, built c. 1869

For more information about short or long-term leasing, please contact Senior Director of Preservation & Property Management Lucy Strackhouse. lstrackhouse@fairmountparkconservancy.org 267-297-0125
 
 

POTTER COUNTY

No listings at this time.

 SOMERSET COUNTY

Somerset County house for sale
 

319 East Main Street Stoystown   $44,000

Own a house on the Lincoln Highway!
 
Live on the Lincoln Highway! Designated as one of the 2 oldest brick buildings in historic Stoystown, and perhaps Somerset County, this two-story duplex, built circa 1830 in the Federal style is five by two bays with inside end chimneys and a recessed center entry enhanced by decorative carved and sawn woodwork.
 
George Graham, a stockholder in the Stoystown and Greensburg Turnpike Company owned the property at one time and records show it has also housed a tavern and a wagon and carriage making business. Great potential to be a beautifully restored asset to the area. Currently the house contains two apartments- one two-bedroom unit and one 3-bedroom unit - occupied by established renters. It sits on a 0.28 acre lot with Oil/hot water and electric for heat. 
 
Stoystown, founded in 1774, flourished from the early nineteenth through the mid-twentieth centuries as a popular travel stop along what was the Pennsylvania Road and later the Lincoln Highway, which followed the approximate route of the Forbes Trail. After the Lincoln Highway became Route 30, construction of a by-pass around Stoystown slowed business, but allowed preservation of the Lincoln Highway character of Main Street. Today this picturesque town consists of well-maintained architecturally significant structures and is located just three miles west of the Flight 93 National Memorial.
 
Contact: Mike Hittie
814-289-1203

226 Springs Rd Springs Pa 15562   $218,000

Own a piece of history! Custom wood work throughout, hardwood floors, renovated and all the original charm still intact. Barn, silo and 9 acres make this the perfect farmette to escape the hustle and bustle to live a peaceful life. Great location for a B & B surrounded by historical Amish charm.
 
To view more images, click here to view listing.
 
Contact: Venus Stark 724 366-0035
 
 

 

 YORK COUNTY

A.M. Grove House, 1316 Muddy Creek Forks Road, Airville     $499,900

Beautifully restored Queen Anne Victorian on 5 acres in southern York County. Listed on the National Register of historic places and overlooks the historic railroad village of Muddy Creek Forks, preserved as a living history museum. Private and peaceful country setting but within an easy commute to York, Lancaster, Bel Air, Hunt Valley and Baltimore.
 
This 7 Bedroom, 5000 square foot home has been fully restored to its turn of the century elegance but with all modern amenities. Home has original wood floors, lighting fixtures, pocket doors, wood work and mantelpieces. Five acres of woods, gardens and native landscaping and numerous outdoor living areas make this property a nature lovers paradise.

A wrap around porch, patio, and sleeping porch/balcony provide plenty of area to enjoy this unique and beautiful outdoor setting. This property also includes all original outbuildings including summer kitchen, ice house, smoke house, out house, pump house, barn, garage, and chicken coop. Plenty of room to bring your horses, chickens or other favorite critters. Don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to own this piece of York county history!
 
For more information, visit the website here.
Contact: Adam Flinchbaugh. 717-757-7811, adamflinchbaugh@gmail.com
 

Hanover Theater, 39 Frederick Street, Hanover     $550,000

This 12,000 square foot vaudeville theater opened in 1928 as the State Theater (renamed The Hanover in 1961) and operated as a movie theater until 1986.

It was designed by noted theater architect William H. Lee and is one of only two completely intact theaters decorated by Arthur Brounet, renowned for his theatrical murals.

It fell into disrepair in the 1990's but has been stabilized and is awaiting new ownership and renovation.
 
Click here for photo gallery of remarkable original details (and huge potential, once restored)
 
Contact: Dave Leske, Dave@HanoverTheater.info
 
 

VENANGO COUNTY

 
No listings at this time.
 
 

WASHINGTON COUNTY

 No listings at this time.
 
 

 
 

WESTMORELAND COUNTY

 
 Congruity Stagecoach Inn, 1142 Old William Penn Highway, Greensburg 
 
 PRICE REDUCED:  $249,000 >>  $225,000 >> $199,000
 
 House (3 BR) (historical stagecoach inn) built  c.1820. Additional warehouse/studio-soaring 2 story designed w/ cathedral ceiling & windows spanning 2 floors w/ double door loading dock/attached upper annex. Property has multiple business/personal possibilities. Public Water w/ self cleaning EPA designed/approved Sewage System. Bi-level (Ample) Parking. Wooded Acreage. Buildings are in good condition with separate oil & electric.
 
House has been determined eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Originally a tavern and inn, the site later served as a recruiting station for Civil War soldiers and then as a glove factory.High Ceilings/Plank Flooring/Blown Glass Window/3 Exposed Fireplaces & 3 covered (6 total)/. Full basement with separate stone cold cellar entrance.  Studio easily subdivided into 5 Multi-Use areas. Sylvan setting on Rte 22. $1,000 Bonus to Selling Broker.
 
 
Mark Kelly
KELLY M.J. REALTY CORP
2147 Ardmore Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
Cell phone: 412-736-0906
markgkelly@windstream.net 
 
 
 402 West Main Street, New Alexandria   $126,400

For sale 402 W Main StreetOriginally built for a doctor in 1903. The original doctor's office was converted to a kitchen and breakfast nook, and the first floor includes a laundry room.
 
The second floor has 4 bedrooms and 2 bonus rooms perfect for a den or office. Over 2400 Sq. feet of living space is available, plus a full height basement and walk-up attic. The 2 car detached garage has a walk-up loft. Original blueprints and much of the original trim and hardware have been retained by the previous owners.
 
For more information, click here to view the online listing.
 
Contact: Saundra Brown (724) 433-5241
 


 

 




 
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