c. 1860 – Lincoln University, PA

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128 Elkview Rd, Lincoln University, PA 19352

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  • $93,399
  • 4 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 3582 Sq Ft
  • 1.8 Ac.
Handy man special- great development opportunity in Chester County PA. This wonderful stone house rehab needed. New Roof and hardwood floor lower level. In need of a little TLC. Estate is motivated to sell. Features 1.8 acres with small pond. All offers presented!!
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Annette Collier, Able Real Estate
(267) 688-0706
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15 Comments on c. 1860 – Lincoln University, PA

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11892 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Felt sorry for this poor thing.

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  2. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1825 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    I somehow am happy just seeing the picture of that one window with fireplace and door.
    Plus I love the front facade.
    I hope this house finds a home.

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  3. Karen says: 1148 comments

    I wish there were more photos. This house could really shape up well. Lots of possibilities! Is it stucco outside? Do you just paint that, or does it need to be prepped with something…Kilz, or Bin?

  4. Anne Hamilton says: 203 comments

    Oh my, what a disaster in a REALLY expensive, affluent area! Very close to Fair Hill and Oxford PA. Big horse country. So espescially with that low price it will sell fast regardless of the condition!
    If I had the $$ I’d buy it just as an investment!

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  5. montana channing says: 242 comments

    if it’s a real stone house, the first thing i’d do, after I hauled off a dumpster full of trash, is strip the paint off the outside.

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  6. BethsterBethster says: 870 comments
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    1927 Spanish Revival
    Richmond, VA

    I get feeling sorry for it. It’s in very sad shape. Unfortunately, “a little TLC” seems to be quite an understatement.

    The listing says it’s a stone house, but I don’t see anything that looks like stone….

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  7. kmmoorekmmoore says: 432 comments
    Weatherford , TX

    You have to appreciate a back yard full of treasures!

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  8. abevy says: 327 comments

    Looks like lots of misc. goodies outside. Wish we had more pictures. Room on picture is good.

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  9. Les Fossel says: 80 comments

    Probably originally a fairly formal 18th century house with up to 8 fireplaces. The size of the chimneys going through the roof are directly related to the size and number of the fire[places served.
    Note the partial picture of the 6 panel door – the extra molding on the raised panel only appeared on very formal doors.
    Note the size of the firebox on the parlor fireplace.
    The floors in the room without the fireplace may well be original (old formal floors are not necessarily that wide).
    Note that the downstairs windows are taller than the upstairs windows.
    Can’t tell whether the Gothic Revival style dormers are an 1850s addition.
    The 6 panel exterior back door, with headlights over it, may be original.
    I expect this is a stone house with stucco – which may have been added with the gothic revival dormers in the mid-19th century.
    The rotting sash leaning against the shed are all large paned later sash, but are a good source of early glass (which is easy to cut if you have the proper tools.
    Les Fossel

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    • JimHJimH says: 5148 comments
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      I thought there was an older house in there also. It’s not stucco – many stone homes in Pennsylvania are parged with cement as an alternative to repointing.

      A large parcel here was owned by the Cope family of industrious Quakers. For many years Henry Cope ran a large “bone mill” next to the adjacent railroad, grinding up bones collected from Philadelphia butchers and slaughterhouses to be sold for fertilizer.

    • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 1013 comments
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      Bingo! This house was built well before 1860. The corner fireplaces built into exterior walls are typical of the late 18th- and early 19th-centuries. The steep front gable with paired arched windows is from the mid-nineteenth century and not original. The irregular window spacing of the façade suggests that the house has been added on to; the parging helped to conceal the alteration.

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  10. Emma's mom says: 17 comments

    I see great possibilities here. A new roof protects the house while restoration goes on. I assume the windows were replaced at some point. Can the stonework be recovered from under the stucco? Quite a challenge but could be an amazing place.

  11. Dianna white says: 18 comments

    They use to stucco over the stone, I live in historic bucks county Pa and people are removing the stucco and appreciating the stone more. More pictures would be nice

  12. Amy P. says: 236 comments

    Those fixers sure turn me on! The more rough they are like this one, the more I want to grab some tools and get to making it beautiful again.

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