c. 1911 – Donora, PA

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727 Thompson Ave, Donora, PA 15033

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  • $85,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 2.5 Bath
  • 1872 Sq Ft
  • 0.25 Ac.
Looking for a house with old charm...here it is! Welcome to this 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home in Ringgold School District! Home features beautiful pocket doors and stairway! Gorgeous ceiling detail in the large entry way to the home! Laundry on main! Full finished 3rd floor with full bath! Large front yard with off-street parking! Minutes from shopping and Interstate 70!
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Gina Liptak, Howard Hanna Simon Real Estate Services
(724) 929-9699
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8 Comments on c. 1911 – Donora, PA

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12125 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Not so sure about the 1911 build date on record.

  2. Lynne Berghoff says: 2 comments

    The house is nice.I am curious about the town.Is it depressed?

    • Karen says: 1184 comments

      Its depressed. Although Donora is 20 miles south of Pittsburgh, 28% of those under 18 are living under the poverty line. It looks like maybe the steel and coal industries left, and it their place are lower paying jobs. You’d think, that people who work in Pittsburgh would want a smaller city to live in, but maybe Donora doesn’t have much to recommend it to people making higher salaries. They do have a “Cement District,” where all the houses are made of cement. Other than that, I didn’t see much on Wikipedia to recommend it.

    • Kristine says: 13 comments

      Looks like it’s in the suburbs of Pittsburg

    • Mel says: 1 comments

      I lived most of my life in the Mon Valley (the valley so named for the Monongahela River running through it) where Donora is loacted between Monongahela and Monessen, which is indeed south of Pittsburgh. Unfortunately, others are correct in their findings, I can tell you first hand it is very depressed. The steel industry closed in the early 80’s and only some of the small cities and towns along the river have experienced a rebirth with other industries and vocations. Donora is not one of them. The commute in and out of Pittsburgh is really bad and Donora is just a little too far out for most people. In traffic it’s a good hour into the city at best. It has, like every town, good people who will likely be less than impressed with my post here, but it can’t outweigh the bad points – crime, gang stuff overflowing from neighboring Monessen, which is worse – I mean it’s scary there at night. I wouldn’t want to live there.

  3. Jessica says: 66 comments

    You know what I would absolutely KEEP? The wall paper in the foyer! The combination of the chandelier, those gorgeous doors and the dark wall paper really do it for me.

    • BethanyBethany says: 3450 comments
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      1983 White elephant
      Escondido, CA

      Yes, it feels like the Victorians just walked out the door a minute ago! Fantastic pocket doors and woodwork. I kinda like the funky vintage kitchen. But I’m weird like that.


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