1831 – Lawrenceville, PA – $259,900

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Added to OHD on 2/15/19   -   Last OHD Update: 2/15/19   -   16 Comments
14 Cowanesque St, Lawrenceville, PA 16929

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  • $259,900
  • 5 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 4144 Sq Ft
  • 23.04 Ac.
Historic home for sale!!! This spacious two story house was built in 1831 and is filled with character and charm. Offers 5 bedrooms and 3 baths with updated vinyl windows, baths, some electrical and other updates throughout. Much of the home has original wood floors, doors and trim as well as two beautiful staircases. Property has a large lot, wrap around driveway and lots of shade trees. Plenty of storage space and a number of rooms to fill! A portion of the property is zoned Commercial. Located just minutes from Corning, Mansfield or Wellsboro and less than a quarter mile from RT15/I99 interchange.
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16 Comments on 1831 – Lawrenceville, PA – $259,900

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 10360 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Mainly posting this for the Federal portion of the home. The porch isn’t original but the door surround is gorgeous!

    • AvatarMJG says: 528 comments

      what year do you think that porch was put on. I’m not good with this earlier style. My passion is for 1870s to 1900 mostly.
      I do love the porch ionic columns. Do you think maybe they were added in 1860s? Or do you think a LATER addition.

    • CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 849 comments

      Well you see some houses from this period with elements from both the Federal and Greek Revival styles, but I agree the ionic columns date to a porch addition or restyling. Ionic columns were very common during the height of the 1840’s to 1860’s Greek Revival and again during the Classical/ Colonial Revival of the early 20th century. It’s possible that the front porch was added or modified during the 1916 construction mentioned in the NRHP form, but it’s just as likely they were added later as replacements.

    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 466 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1980 board & batten modern

      Agree on the door. The porch really bothers me. I feel the porch is like a stage set for an entirely different play than the house.

  2. JimHJimH says: 4208 comments
    OHD Supporter

    The James Ford House is listed on the NRHP, reportedly constructed by Stephen Potter in 1831 as “an excellent example of late Federal architecture on the frontiers.” James Ford (1783-1859) was an early settler who built mills here and served in Congress.

    The report mentions alterations at the rear of the house but nothing on changes to the facade or front porch.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 10360 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Thanks for finding out. The report was written in the 1970’s so the columns are at least that old but I’m still holding to those not being an original part of the home.

      • JimHJimH says: 4208 comments
        OHD Supporter

        I’m sure you’re right that the porch and columns aren’t from 1831, but it’s possible they could be 1840ish. Even so, they could be from another building and added to the more recent porch. It’s a mystery!

  3. TGrantTGrant says: 554 comments
    OHD Supporter

    New Orleans, LA

    This would really benefit from having the porch removed and a more Federal appropriate one created. I wonder if it even had one originally, or just a simple stone stoop.

  4. AvatarJoe says: 636 comments

    Liking the house, I did a G-walk. There appear to be two baseball diamonds nearby that don’t look to me like they are associated with a school. The 2009 street view doesn’t show the paved parking that the 2013 satellite view does. It seems that the sand lot league has gotten more organized in the intervening years. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to go see the little leaguers battling it out a short walk away?
    -With twenty three acres, there is plenty of privacy, but I like the idea that the young people in the community would be gathering nearby in pursuit of baseball dreams.

  5. AvatarSandy B says: 451 comments
    OHD Supporter

    2001 craftsman farmhouse
    Bainbridge Island, WA

    Reading, “updated vinyl windows,” caused me the involuntary, “Oh, no…..” The house has some lovely details, like the front door surround and stepped gables, flemish bond masonry, and those paneled doors are special, but I’d have to do some fact finding on the front porch…..even though the ionic columns are nice ones, to me they seem out of scale.

  6. AvatarClay says: 56 comments

    A column disaster. Aside from wrong proportions, the column placement on both front and back porches is all wrong and typical of recent and widespread ignorance of classical rules: The abacus, or top pad of a column should project forward from the architrave (ie beam), it is supporting, not be tucked behind its front edge.

  7. AvatarChristy Houtz says: 1 comments

    Im extremely familiar with this house. It was said to hold a passage in the basement that was a part of the underground railroad. A passage that was almost a mile long. I used to play on the basement door as a child. Its no longer there. What happend to it? Please tell me the basement was not somehow filled in????

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