1890 Colonial Revival – Butler, PA

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Added to OHD on 11/18/17   -   Last OHD Update: 10/14/19   -   12 Comments

508 N Mckean St, Butler, PA 16001

  • $207,000
  • 7 Bed
  • 4.5 Bath
  • 0.44 Ac.
A rare opportunity to own one of the most treasured pieces of history. You will truly feel like you have stepped back in time. Unbelievable historic detail. There is an apartment downstairs with a separate side-door entrance. HUGE laundry room in the basement. Double lot is nearly half an acre. Plenty of room to put in a garage plus more parking in back. Covered parking on side off kitchen. 10-foot ceilings!
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Myrleen Manley, Coldwell Banker,
(412) 487-0500

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12 Comments on 1890 Colonial Revival – Butler, PA

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  1. DonS says: 56 comments

    Great second floor bathroom! Love to see these old bathrooms left intact.

  2. Tommy Q says: 466 comments

    Neighborhood full of lovely and impressive homes. Hopefully, this one could revert to a single-family dwelling. Sweet!

  3. Hoyt Clagwell says: 256 comments

    Surely closer to 1910 than 1890.

  4. RobynMeRobynMe says: 116 comments
    1907 George F. Barber
    Hamlet, NC

    By 1910 would’nt houses have been built with electricity in mind? And more radiators/fewer fireplaces?

    I agree that it’s way too clean-lined it to be classed as Victorian. The gable shouts Dutch Colonial at me, the dormers confuse me (not hard to do), the carpets… well.

    I adore the clawfoot, leaded glass and box beams.

    • Michael Mackin says: 2044 comments

      The radiators are all there, just built into the wall below all the windows. It’s a nice touch and a nice detail you don’t see all the time.

  5. Ryan says: 562 comments

    A little work here and there would make it feel less institutional and more like the family home it was meant to be. I would paint some (not all) of the woodwork, too, as I believe it would feel more Colonial Revival and less late Victorian that way. Of course YMMV. Stone houses are the best.

  6. Connie Murray says: 125 comments

    Wow, that stone house is a steal! Nice neighborhood too! Property taxes aren’t too bad. Crime rate a little over the nation average but not too bad. All in all, a definite contender!

  7. JullesJulles says: 530 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Loved all the woodwork in the slides until I got to the kitchen, then I put the brakes on but then I saw those boxed beams with the “X” in the center. How cool! I’ve never seen that before. That must have been one heck of a cabinet maker to produce all that.

  8. augman says: 39 comments

    A transom fan!

  9. John Shiflet says: 5397 comments

    This appears to be a near mansion level home. I concur with those who feel it dates post-1900. In 1890, the Colonial/Classical Revival mania that swept through the American architectural landscape was still several years away. (the 1893 Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition with its Classical lines and imitation marble launched a surge in architectural Classicism) I don’t even attempt to separate the Classical and Colonial Revivals as many houses incorporated details from both. The “Colonial” details are often copied from high-style Georgian era colonial homes. (inspired by the same across the Atlantic and those were inspired by examples from ancient Rome and Greece) As for the house itself, the use of native stone for home construction has a long history in Pennsylvania dating back to Colonial times. Seems like a bargain for the asking price but of course, due diligence and careful inspections are recommended. The craftsmanship evident is outstanding as others have noted.

  10. CharlesB says: 481 comments

    This place looks to me like a “kissing cousin” of the Albion, NY house that was posted a while back (https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2017/09/04/1907-colonial-revival-albion-ny/), only with a gambrel roof and the Palladian windows jiggled around a bit. That one was dated 1907.

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