Historic Properties for Sale

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If you are interested in posting a historic property listing on our site, please contact Erin Hammerstedt at ehammerstedt@preservationpa.org or call (814) 571-2444. 
The information about these properties is that provided by the listing party.  Preservation Pennsylvania is not responsible for the accuracy of the information provided.

The Manor                                                                              $248,500
1727 Larkin Road, Upper Chichester, Delaware County

Historic PA farmhouse previously owned by Joseph Pennell, the American etcher, lithographer & most notably known famous local illustrator of the late 1800's. This farmhouse was originally constructed in 1824 and has undergone several additions and upgrades over the years. Thick stone walls, original hardwood flooring, historic style basement & walk up attic, 2 fireplaces, large open side porch & historic artifacts throughout. MLS #6475723


For more information, please contact Bill Luke, Luke Real Estate, (302) 656-0251, bill@hometopic.com.

Willow Pond Farm                                                                   $485,000
145 Tract Road, Fairfield, Adams County

This beautiful, certified organic 32-acre farm offers a mix of open land and woods as well as an 18th century historic stone residence. The house offers 3006 square feet of living space with large rooms, high ceilings and mostly original wood flooring. This exceptional property also includes a gorgeous pond, attractive gardens, rich soil and plenty of road frontage. Farm improvements include a well maintained 62'X40' bank barn, 3 green houses, utility buildings and a converted summer kitchen. The property is the home of the annual Lavender Festival. MLS # 21412856


For more information, please go to http://www.remax.com/realestatehomesforsale/145-tract-road-fairfield-pa-17320-gid400022588572.html

5349 Strasburg Road, Kinzers, Lancaster County                $360,000

"The Mansion House" was built by Railroad Superintendent Col. Joseph Baker in 1838, and has been owned by the same family for over a century. Recently converted to a 2 unit, but has been a hotel, bank & law office, among other uses. In 1856 James Buchanan spoke from the 2nd level balcony during his presidential campaign. This 4 level home (4th level is unheated) has a view of the historic Gap Town Clock and is one of the top landmarks in Gap. Home could easily be converted back to a single family home. Amazing woodwork and built in's. A must see for all history lovers.


For additional information, please go to http://www.hostetterrealty.com/homes_list_one.php?lid=2020  or contact Doug Byler at (717) 442-5300 ext. 105 or doug@hostetterrealty.com.

122 Log Cabin Road, Newville, Cumberland County             $319,000

Calling all history buffs! Central PA's own little "Williamsburg"! Circa 1790's log cabin originally built in Lebanon - disassembled and rebuilt here in 1984 using modern construction inside. 3 levels of living space - 3rd floor office could be 4th bedroom. 2nd floor laundry hook ups! (Currently walk in closet). Beautiful wood floors throughout. Wood burning FP in family room. Walk to Big Spring creek for fishing! Economical geothermal heat! Detached 2 car garage. MLS#10256717


For more information, contact Tracy Sharp at tsharp@wolfecr.com or (717) 243-1551.

300 Ravenscliff Drive, Media, Delaware County                   $549,900
Recently named the “best historic renovation of 2014” by Marple Township, this gorgeous home has been updated with all of today’s modern amenities while maintaining much of its original charm and character. This home features three bedrooms and 2.5 baths including an incredible master bathroom suite complete with claw foot tub, separate stall shower, two sinks, a heated floor and a fireplace! And that’s just one of four fireplaces in this home! 
Contact John Gill for more details: 610-864-8074 (mobile), (610)566-1100 ext. 1014 (office), or via email at jgill@cbpref.com. MLS#: 6462780
Griscom-Canby House                                                                                    $525,000
802 Washington Crossing Road, Newtown, Bucks County
You will want to call this Bucks County treasure "home" as you feel its welcoming warmth and coziness. Featuring a quaint driveway, country gate, and lush landscaping, this c. 1790 stone blacksmith’s house offers the perfect blend of old and new. The first floor features details including a walk-in fireplace, random-width pine flooring, open beams, built-in cabinetry, and crown molding. The colonial keeping room is the perfect spot to settle in with a great book. The kitchen opens up to a large family room which provides the perfect setting for gatherings. The ample backyard contains the 18th century stone blacksmith ruins, and a recently rehabbed Amish barn offers endless possibilities for the outdoor person, hobbyist, or collector. Modern amenities include central air and gas heat. 
For more information, please go to http://www.802washingtoncrossingrd.com or contact Jen Curry at (215)595-4187 or j.curry@cbhearthside.com.
Springdale Farm                                                                               $2,450,000
1250 Hickory Hill Road, Chadds Ford, Chester County

This National Register listed farmhouse was built in 1748 and needs the right buyer to bring it back to its former glory. The 3,360 SF stone house, which contains 6 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, is being sold in as-is condition. The property includes 52 acres of open space and boasts a huge indoor riding arena and a 24-stall horse barn. It would be the ideal property for a 3-day eventer, show jumper or race horse facility.       


For more information go to http://www.cochraneinc.com/homes-for-sale-details/1250-HICKORY-HILL-ROAD-CHADDS-FORD-PA-19317/6279293/37/ or email info@cochraneinc.com or call (610) 469-6100.

57 Skyline Drive, Glen Mills, Delaware County                                    $779,900

Situated on a secluded 4-acre setting lies a meticulously maintained Colonial farmhouse, whose earliest portions date to the first half of the 1700s. Known as the Yarnell Homestead or "Waterstock," the building was owned by actor Claude Rains. The farmhouse has been updated, but retains original wood floors, period trim, millwork, antique windows & built-ins.  There are 4 bedrooms and ample storage in the main house. The spring house provides cozy guest quarters, having 1 bedroom, a bathroom, an efficiency kitchen a fireplace, separate utilities and a laundry. The cultivated landscape includes a fenced herb garden and a remarkable variety of trees and plantings. The property also includes a 2-stall barn with fenced pastures. MLS: 645903


For additional information, go to http://www.cochraneinc.com/homes-for-sale-details/57-SKYLINE-DRIVE-GLEN-MILLS-PA-19342/6459037/37/ or contact Michael Wallacavage at (610) 469-6100 or mike@mikewalla.com.

Lockhouse 6 Restaurant, 610 Midland Beaver Road, Industry       $540,000

UNDER CONTRACT: This is a destination restaurant location if there ever was one. Beautifully restored and renovated Historic Landmark is one of ten original lock buildings built along the Ohio River between 1892 and 1904. The "crow's nest" party room at the top of the building can be rented at a premium for the privacy and outstanding river views. A dock allows for boat patrons as well as "landlubbers!" An existing period house on the property could be renovated for offices or B & B. There is a full kitchen; wine cellar in the lower level; and two dining rooms feature large windows and outstanding river views. Ample parking for up to 75 cars.

For additional information, contact Elaine Savoldi at esavoldi@towncenter.info or (724) 462-6267.
Nicholson House - 4838 West Ridge Road, Erie                                     $195,000

This historic brick building on State Route 20 in Erie, PA sits in a high traffic area near Super Walmart. Formerly known as the Nicholson House this National Historic Register home was built circa 1826 and its spacious 4,088 SF would be ideal for an Antique Shop, Bed & Breakfast, or Tea House. 1.18 acres contains a 15 space parking area. An additional 100’ x 300’ lot to the west is also available for purchase.

For additional information contact Bill Bucceri, CCIM, SIOR, Coldwell Banker Select, Realtors, (814) 833-3331 or (814) 882-6781. Visit the website www.billbonline.com/ 37933.

Brooke Mansion, 301 Washington Street, Birdsboro, Berks County      $1,940,000 > $1,930,000

Situated on 3 acres, this famous 42-room mansion was designed by world-famous architect Frank Furness for his friend, industrialist Edward Brooke II in 1887. Built as a wedding gift for Brooke’s new bride, the 18,000 square foot home showcases intricately carved features such as staircases and mantles in oak, cedar, rosewood, mahogany and other exotic woods. With ten fire places, high ceilings, and elaborate metalwork, this home retains a very high degree of integrity. Although zoned suburban residential, the property has been granted variances for alternative uses including a bed and breakfast or corporate offices, and other possibilities exist as well. 

For more information, contact Art Sprunger at (484) 955-6654 or art@boldrealtypa.com. Click for the listing at Bold Realty
SOLD: 138 West Middle Street, Gettysburg, Adams County                                  $150,000

This rare, notched log home was built in 1790 and later owned by Thaddeus Stevens, abolitionist and U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania during the 1850s-1860s. He deeded this home to Lydia Hamilton Smith with whom Steven's had a long time open-yet secret relationship. Known by his friends as Mrs. Stevens, she was his long-time housekeeper and later a prominent African-American businesswoman.  

You could host family, friends, and colleagues in a true piece of American history positioned directly in the heart of charming downtown Gettysburg just a few blocks from the downtown square.  The 1434 square foot, 3-bedroom 1.5-bath house has been recently renovated to showcase original logs, beams, and wide plank floors while modernizing it an efficient HVAC system, gas stove and more.  A spacious, fenced-in back yard provides an oasis for gardening, entertaining and pets. Off-street parking easily accommodates both you and your guests.  This multi-use property allows for business opportunities as well.


For more information, go to http://www.tourfactory.com/1217508/r_historicproperties.com or contact Jay Day and The Day Home Team, LLC of Keller Williams Excellence at buyerleads@dayhometeam.com or 866-702-9038.

111 Market Street, Saltsburg, Indiana County                                             $174,000

Commonly known as Altman's Mill, this highly significant commercial property is currently considered to be an unsafe property by the municipality, and is in need of immediate work to secure the building envelope, address safety concerns and prevent additional deterioration.  The historic mill building, which was listed in Pennsylvania At Risk 2013, contains an intact collection of Allis-Chalmers milling equipment that worthy of preservation onsite.  More recent additions to the mill contain an active business and have potential for additional development.  Located immediately adjacent to both the Kiskemenitas River and the West Penn Trail in an area of active rehabilitation and revitalization in downtown Saltsburg, this property provides a tremendous opportunity for the right owner.  Purchase price includes the existing Saltsburg River & Trail canoe/kayak and bicycle outfitting business.


For more information, contact Eric Sutliff at rivtrail@comcast.net or (724) 422-2324.

SOLD: 502 High Street, Saltsburg, Indiana County                                                  $142,500

Built by stone mason John Smith circa 1853-1854, this lovely updated Victorian in a private setting enjoys a scenic view of the town of Saltsburg and the Kiskeminetas River.  This 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath house has a newer roof, brand new central A/C unit, updated master bedroom with new master bath, and four fireplaces. The house has beautiful woodwork including crown molding and chair rails, and a custom kitchen with cherry cabinets. The house won Saltsburg’s Historic Architecture Preservation Award in 1986. For outdoor lovers, the Kiskiminetas River and West Penn Trail are nearby.


For more information, go to howardhanna.com and search MLS no. 1021419, or contact Cheryl Gomes at (724) 832-2300, (412) 15-4020 or cherylthgomes@icloud.com.

155 South Washington Street, Gettysburg                                                   $282,000
1859 Civil War home with historic significance.  This well-maintained brick 2-story was the home of Catherine Foster, author of a detailed description of events that took place at the home, which was shelled 3 times during the Battle of Gettysburg.  The home was later owned by Basil Biggs, who was recognized as an outstanding citizen for burying soldiers after the battle.  The home has been nicely preserved.  3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, decorative fireplace mantels, 9 foot ceilings, and a private fenced rear yard.  Centrally located in downtown Gettysburg.  Convenient to restaurants, shopping, museums, and Gettysburg College.  MLS#21408409SC

For more information, please contact the listing agent, Suzanne Christianson, at RE/MAX of Gettysburg.  (717) 338-0881 or (717) 357-0952 or suzannechristianson@remax.net.
584 Clearview Road, Aspers, PA 17304                                                        $429,900
Stone Home Built in the 1700s

This stone home has been completely restored and remodeled. Built circa 1780 with dated stone in the original summer kitchen fireplace. Kitchen features granite countertops, custom oak cabinetry. Exposed Chestnut beams and exposed stone walls throughout living areas. Wood floors and an open floor plan. 3BR/2BA, sunroom, office, and first floor laundry.  Almost 4 acres with a landscaped patio and running stream.  MLS#21403744JS

For more information, please contact Jeff Shaffer, Associate Broker at RE/MAX of Gettysburg at (717) 338-0881 or (717) 420 -5007 or email jshaffer@remax.net.
1871 Table Rock Road, Gettysburg, PA  17325                                            $389,000
1860s Brick House and Barn

Ideal country location just north of Gettysburg, PA. This 39 acre tract of open farmland for crops or livestock also includes 1860s brick house and barn. Home features 3BR/1BA kitchen, living and dining rooms. Also on the property is an ideal workshop building which is heated & insulated. Has 16 foot ceiling height with 2604 SQFT (62x42) Perfect for working on cars, machinery, or woodworking shop. Zoning allows ag related business. Open fields for crops or livestock. Adjacent 46 acre land parcel also available for sale. MLS#21404619JE

For more information, please contact Jim Ekdahl, Broker at RE/MAX of Gettysburg at (717) 338-0881 or (717) 676-1577 or email jimekdahl@remax.net.
6789 York Road, Abbotstown                                                                                    $359,000

Historic all stone 1790s home has been meticulously restored to its original Colonial simplicity. The interior boasts a full restoration right down to the studs, excluding the stairway to the attic. Every piece of wood has been painstakingly stripped bare and repainted in colors to reflect the original period of the home. Features include: 11''-15'' width flooring, chair rails, exposed ceiling beams, 22''-deep window sills, and an oversize hearth in the kitchen with wood-stove. Over 2400 square feet of living space with three bedrooms and one and a half baths. Home has been operating as an antiques business in the great room and summer kitchen. An oversize garage measures 31x41 with plenty of parking. New roof and re-pointed stone.

The Pre-Civil War home resides right in the heart of antiques country along the Historic Lincoln Highway (Rt.30). Just 12 miles east of Gettysburg and the National Military Park. Close to a variety of amenities: shopping, dining, and recreation for the golf enthusiast as it borders the Bridges Golf Club. Home is zoned residential but allows for: professional office, personal services business, small restaurant/ice cream parlor etc.  MLS#21403454HP

For more information, please contact Holly Purdy, Realtor at RE/MAX of Gettysburg at (717) 338-0881 or (717) 321-3333 or email hollypurdy@remax.net.
 400 Barlow Road, Gettysburg                                               $495,000 > $475,000
MAJESTIC HILLTOP SETTING 1800s brick classic Colonial in the center-hall style. Wood plank flooring, 9+ foot ceilings, country kitchen with a walk-in pantry. Great room features exposed beams, vaulted ceiling, and built-in bar. 10 bucolic acres w/ bank barn, horse barn, stone smoke-house, in-ground pool, and hot-tub. Home is designated Civil War Building-July 1863. A “picture-perfect” country location convenient to many PA and MD metro areas. HWA home warranty. MLS#21311982JE 
 For more information or to schedule an appointment to view this property, please contact Jim Ekdahl, Broker at RE/MAX of Gettysburg at (717) 338-0881 or email jimekdahl@remax.net.
SOLD: 110 Wenschoff Road, Fairfield                                                                       $399,900


Meticulously restored 1850s brick and stone home, sited on 20.8 acres on the outskirts of historic Gettysburg. 2249 SQFT, 4 BR/2 BA, cathedral ceilings, exposed fieldstone walls & beams, CAC. The kitchen and baths have been renovated for modern convenience. A white picket fence encloses a quaint summer garden.  Home is designated "Civil War Building-July 1863" and the bank barn is #59 on the Historic Gettysburg Adams County Preservation Society’s Registry of Historic Barns. Property is enrolled in Clean & Green for low taxes and is zoned Rural Conservation. Gettysburg Area School District.  MLS#21403743HP
For more information, please contact Holly Purdy, Realtor at RE/MAX of Gettysburg, at (717) 338-0881 or (717) 321-3333 or hollypurdy@remax.net.

Pierce / Pyle House, Thornton, Delaware County                    $549,900 > $529,900

Premier Delaware County, Pennsylvania stone farmhouse circa 1830 with 1.4 park-like acres in the Brandywine Valley and Wyeth country.  Listed on Concord Twp Historic Register, the property traces to Wm. Penn Land Grant in the 1680’s.  Move in condition.  Living Room is 25’ x 14’ and large DR with beamed ceiling, both perfect for entertaining. Large 6 over 9 original glass windows downstairs. 4 BR, 2 BA, TV/media room, mudroom, laundry, many closets, attic and full basement.  Original floors in all but two rooms. Two open fireplaces with historic hardware, large updated kitchen w/ south-facing bay window and large sunroom overlooking stone porch, lawn, perennial gardens all within split rail fence.    Restored Sylvan pool surrounded by established perennial gardens, specimen trees and organic vegetable box garden with charming potting shed. Includes  1 and a half story cottage with LR, kitchen, washer/dryer and 1 large BR, screened porch.  Longwood Gardens, Brandywine River Museum, Brandywine Battle Field, Delaware Museums and other historic landmarks nearby.  Top-rated Garnet Valley School District. Upscale shopping and fine restaurants in every direction.

For more information, please contact Jean Fisher at (610) 459-5341 or jeanfisher7722@gmail.com.
The Whistle Stop Restaurant, 104 E. Wilson Street, Centre Hall, Centre County
Off the Market: Built as part of the Lewisburg and Tyrone Railroad in 1884-1885 and later serving as a station for the Pennsylvania Railroad and then Penn Central Railroad, the Whistle Stop Restaurant opened in 1991. Owners Marcia and Ed Gemperle have worked to maintain consistent quality in their food and service ever since, and are currently seeking a partner to invest in or buyer for their business in this historic property.
Go to www.whistlestopcentrehall.com or contact Ed or Marcia Gemperle at (814) 364-2544 to learn more about this investment opportunity.

1611 Old Ridge Road, Pottstown, PA 19465                                      Price $89,900

Prevent demolition! Built in the 1700's, this Colonial-era home has great potential, but needs a full rehabilitation. Property is located in the Village of Coventryville Historic District, on .54 acre with an organic garden and a view overlooking Rock Run Creek.

Realtor advises that the building is in need of total renovations, including a new septic system, new roof, electrical & plumbing upgrades and possibly a new well. The property is being sold "As is/ Where is."
4 bdrms, 1 bath
MLS #6254318

Click here to view the property listing

or contact realtor Vicki Venezia, cell: 610/781-9626 or office: 610/670-2770

Wynnestay, 5125 Woodbine Avenue, Philadelphia                                     $649,000

OFF THE MARKET: Wynnestay, a 1689 farmhouse that was converted to a country estate by Samuel Smedley in 1904, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2008 as a stunning example of colonial revival architecture. The 7,500 square-foot residence includes 6 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and 5 fireplaces as well as a library, dining room and oak-paneled smoking room, all on an acre of land in the Wynnefield section of Philadelphia, approximately 10 minutes from Philadelphia's City Hall. The property also includes a carriage house with a one bedroom apartment and the 1689 springhouse. The interior has been refurbished and the grounds planted with specimen trees and plants to create a secluded compound.

For more information, contact Tom Woods at (215) 776-3400 or TomWoodsSellsRealEstate@gmail.com

P.J. Brown's / Brown's Bar / Emerson Guest House                                   $495,000

306 Point Street, Saltsburg, Indiana County

Located in a historic turn-of-the-century hotel in the National Register listed Saltsburg Historic District, P.J. Browns is a solid turn-key operation that has been in operation for 34 years, with strong expansion potential. The 2500 square foot building contains a full basement (former Rathskeller), a restaurant and bar on the first floor, and a bed & breakfast known as the Emerson Guest House with 9 restored rooms on the second floor. The third floor contains 9 more rooms that could be renovated to expand the historic hotel.  

Thirty four years ago, Chef Ed Peffer and his wife Joyce wanted to create a romantic place that could take you away from the everyday realities, if only for a few hours. With an eclectic and extensive menu focused on fresh ingredients, P.J. Brown's caters to people from all walks of life.

For more information, go to pjbrowns.com or contact Ed Peffer at chefpjbrown@msn.com


Joshua Whiteley House, 55 S. Sugan Rd, New Hope, Bucks County     

$899,000 > $795,000

The richness of this c. 1707 historical home in the charming Springdale Historic District within the Borough of New Hope shines through in its pumpkin pine floors, exposed beam ceilings and three fireplaces.

A country house at its heart yet convenient to absolutely everything in New Hope Borough, its floor plan features generously-sized rooms for entertaining with a big wraparound porch and a side deck with retractable awning as overflow space for warm-weather affairs.
The kitchen includes a casual dining area with fireplace and countertops adorned with beautiful Mercer tile. Private quarters include a large main suite bedroom with interior shutters, beautiful wood floors, wall to wall closets, private bath, sitting room/den plus 2 additional bedrooms and a full bath.
On almost two acres with a greenhouse, there's plenty of space for the outdoorsman and the gardener at heart.
As a bonus, the property includes an attractive, legal, one-bedroom apartment above an over-sized, heated two-car garage with workshop. The perfect home for those who want character that simply cannot be replicated in newer construction!
Site of first grist mill on the Great Spring Creek and former home of Joshua Whitely, owner of Whitely's Cotton Mill (1850 to 1927). Ruins of mill buildings are on the opposite side of Sugan Road.
4 bdrm, 3 bath, 3 fireplaces, National Register-listed
Joann Lombardi, Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty
Phone: ­215/794-3227­
Phone: ­215/735-2225­
Email: lombardi@kurfiss.com

37 East Main Street, Strasburg, Lancaster County                                               $309,900

OFF THE MARKET: Registered historic home in Strasburg built in 1874 features pine floors throughout, antique lighting, exposed brick walls and a second floor screened in balcony.  Detached 2 car garage has plenty of storage above and lovely landscaping surrounds this property.  Great pride has been taken in staying true to this home's history!
For more information, contact Lynda Charles, Charles & Associates Real Estate, Inc.  (717) 299-2100 ext. 3025  www.charles-associates.com

Fairbrook Manor, Pennsylvania Furnace, Huntingdon County            $3,200,000

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.

Herr's Mill Covered Bridge, Lancaster County                 FREE (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 free to a good home, provided that it will be re-erected in its entirety.
Contact ncg1@cornell.edu, (610) 724-9611 if interested in the Bridge.

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