Historic Properties for Sale

Preservation Pennsylvania is happy to help connect historic property sellers and realtors with interested buyers of these places that matter.

Please check our website regularly for new property listings.

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.

 Pierce / Pyle House, Thornton, Delaware County                                               $584,500

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
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.

119 East High Street, Bellefonte, Centre County                                         $219,900


This five-unit residential investment property adjacent to the courthouse in downtown Bellefonte is a great opportunity for someone looking to diversify their investment portfolio, or live in a neighborhood full of character while tenants cover your expenses. Stone building has been repointed, windows have been rehabilitated, roof is new, electrical system has been updated and building has been fitted with a fire suppression (sprinkler) system.  With four units in the main house and a converted carriage house out back, this historic property is ready to work for you!


For more information, go to www.1kbb.com/Property/PA/16823/Bellefonte/119_HIGH_STREET_E

or contact Cathy Flood or Jackie Rutter at jackieandcathy@jackieandcathy.com.

 Wynnestay, 5125 Woodbine Avenue, Philadelphia                                     $649,000

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

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 oversized, heated two-car garage with workshop. The perfect home for those who want character that simply cannot be replicated in newer construction!

For more information, see http://www.sothebysrealty.com/eng/sales/detail/180-l-526-21305028/joshua-whiteley-house-new-hope-pa-18938/photos or  contact Joann Lombardi, Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty at (267) 800-5198 or lombardi@kurfiss.com


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

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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