1882 – Blanchard, PA

Added to OHD on 10/18/17   -   Last OHD Update: 4/16/20   -   9 Comments
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127 Beach St, Blanchard, PA 16826

  • $70,000
  • 3 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 1924 Sq Ft
  • 0.53 Ac.
Victorian home built 1882, has many original features, wide pine floors, original stairs, but in need of some remodeling such as paint and new carpet. This home could be stunning, and many items have been addressed such as full bath, windows and heat. Propane fireplace in LR. Kitchen has original wainscoting, but is in need of renovation otherwise. This home is livable with some minor cleanup. Two car garage. Nice level 1/2 acre. Not far from Sayers Dam for recreation, easy commute to Mill Hall or State College.
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Beth Riccardo, Beth H. Riccardo Real Estate,
(570) 748-8222

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  1. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 1155 comments
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    1875 Limestone house
    Langeais, Loire Valley,

    doesn’t the newel post shape indicate an earlier date than 1882?

    • michelle ferrer says: 194 comments

      I’m so glad you asked that question. The first time I ran into that style of newel was in Benicia, Ca. House built in 1854. I can’t find any information as to the style of it. Would love to know from our architectural historians on this site.

  2. John Shiflet says: 5358 comments

    Nice house here with the massing (form) of a vertical Gothic Revival style house but with Italianate details. The expected Gothic pointed arched windows or the full arched or segmented arched Italianate windows are all absent. I suspect the choice of the house plan utilized an older design and the builder updated it with windows that were contemporary in 1882. The scroll sawn pattern work on the porch is consistent with an early 1880’s date as well. As for the newel post, it is decidedly in the Italianate style. Here’s a page from an 1891 New Orleans millwork supplier showing this type of newel post being still available at that time: https://archive.org/stream/IllustratedCatalogOfMouldingsArchitecturalOrnamentalWoodWork/MouldingsDesigns0001#page/n89/mode/2up The house seems reasonably priced for the features offered. Interesting that the newer garage mimics the vertical facade of the main house.

    • Michelle Ferrer says: 194 comments

      Thank you, John.

      • John Shiflet says: 5358 comments

        You’re welcome, Michelle. As for when the larger octagonal newel posts first appeared, my best guesstimate is in the 1850’s. Greek Revival and older houses usually had small diameter newels with some being almost “toothpick” size. However, once the larger octagonal or round beefy Italianate style newels took hold, the newel posts continued to grow in size and ornateness with lavish examples having inlaid ivory or mother-of-pearl ornament while others occasionally had art tile insets. One house featured here had Moorish arched lanterns atop the newel posts on the mansion level home. As the 1890’s began, newel posts reversed directions and became progressively plainer and in some cases, smaller. By the late teens “Colonial” balustrades similar to 18th century originals terminating in a curled balustrade end and small newel became popular again. Newels along with other millwork details as well as hardware can be handy for approximating the construction dates of houses or indicating the last time they were remodeled.

  3. Jane says: 16 comments

    This could be the “Belle of the Ball” with the right owners. The price is right.

  4. AmyBeeAmyBee says: 740 comments

    SOLD 12/14/2017 (Zillow).

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