1814/1846 – West Newton, PA

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131 S Water St, West Newton, PA 15089

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  • $55,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 0.71 Ac.
In 1814, John C. Plumer built 131 South Water Street on the banks of the Youghiogheny River, for himself and his new bride, Elizabeth, upon his returned from the War of 1812. In 1846, a 2-story brick addition was added to the Federal-style clapboard house. Today, the oldest building in West Newton still stands, and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. The 9 room home features classic millwork, plank flooring, mantels & fireplaces, the original smokehouse and a quiet spot overlooking the river. The home is located near the business district, and across the bridge from the Great Allegheny Passage, part of a recreational trail network connecting Pittsburgh to Washington DC. It is zoned commercial/residential, opening a world of uses for a buyer with the dream of restoring a historic home and reimagining a new chapter in its history. A bed and breakfast serving trail users, an intimate restaurant, event space, or a glorious single family house, all possibilities are open.
Contact Information
Christa Ross, RE/MAX Select Realty
724-779-1437 / christa@greenhomespgh.com
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17 Comments on 1814/1846 – West Newton, PA

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11880 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Thanks to the agent for sharing her listing with us.

  2. Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2192 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1920 Colonial Revival
    Upstate/Central, NY

    Rather neat house. Were 9/6 windows the norm in the mid 1800’s?

  3. Cheryl kay says: 20 comments

    It is in amazing shape! Love it!!!

  4. Gail says: 1 comments

    Just love it

  5. Sara says: 14 comments

    Love the stairs with no banister. Danger!

  6. Karen says: 1145 comments

    I could do so much with this house! I’d love to fill it with antiques.
    I’m wondering..,with houses with clapboard exteriors of this age…would they be painted? What colors? Or would the boards be left to weather?

  7. JennJenn says: 4 comments
    Saint Louis, MO

    That’s MY house.Period. It’s MINE.

  8. Joe benintende says: 4 comments

    Why is it that they never plastered over the brick addition at the interior? Strange, isn’t it?

  9. JennJenn says: 4 comments
    Saint Louis, MO

    I contacted my local favorite realor who already knows I want to sell, move from St Louis. Missouri. Asked him to contact this realtor. My granddaughter an I will be driving out to take a look at my new house As soon as possible. This house is MINE. I claim it. Done deal. Sealed. Closed. Angel kisses closed.

  10. abevyabevy says: 310 comments
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    1857 victorian
    Applegate, MI

    Wonderful. Every picture has something else to admire. Love little brick building and river. Inside is perfect. Good luck Jenn we are rooting for you. Go soon, don’t wait or someone else will like it too. I lost a house that way once.

  11. J.A.C. says: 1 comments

    My family is actually in process of buying this home. Hopefully we can start restoring it to its original beauty very soon. If we end up turning it into a bed & breakfast you are all welcome to visit, but after the recent flood it’s going to take some time to get it in shape once we get the keys, so please be patient. Thank you!

  12. Christa Ross says: 2 comments

    I am the real estate agent on this home and we are still working on getting it sold. Thought we had a buyer but decided not to move forward. We are reducing the price to $55,000. If you love it, get in touch with me and buy it!

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