Italianate – Robesonia, PA – $249,900

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Added to OHD on 3/4/19   -   Last OHD Update: 4/8/19   -   5 Comments
2 E Penn Ave, Robesonia, PA 19551

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  • $249,900
  • 3912 Sq Ft
  • 0.27 Ac.
Own a piece of history. Imagine owning one of Robesonia's most prominent buildings. This 3000 square foot multi-unit will remind you of the majestic homes found in Reading's Historic Centre Park District. The craftmanship is impressive. High ceilings, center halls, majestic doors, original wood molding, and highly detailed ornamental hardware will make you long for days of old. The most interesting feature is the 3rd floor Cupola which offers a 360 degree view of down town Robesonia. Sure, the property needs some TLC but frankly, this investment property exudes unlimited potential.
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Mark Owens, Keller Williams Platinum Realty
(610) 898-1441
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5 Comments on Italianate – Robesonia, PA – $249,900

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 10360 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    My heart hurts for this poor thing. Glad the cupola is still hanging on. 🙂

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  2. Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 544 comments
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    1918 Bunkhouse
    WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

    Time has not been kind to this place, but the potential to shine again is still there. The loss of the original staircase balustrade is particularly sad, but a period-appropriate replacement could be found. Finally a real estate photographer had the good sense to take a photo from the cupola! Great woodwork and doors… some with the original grained finishes. Given all that this house has been through, I’m amazed that so much has survived, including the porches.

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  3. JimHJimH says: 4208 comments
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    The house was built close to 1870 for Dr. John A. Conrad (1842-1913), a local man of German ancestry who graduated from medical school at Brooklyn in 1867. Dr. Conrad served in the Pennsylvania Assembly, then married but had no children. He was the most prominent doctor in Robesonia during its best decades at the end of the 19th century.

    An impressive building that deserves a better fate than as a rundown apartment house.

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  4. Barbara VBarbara V says: 346 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    I have yet to meet an Italianate I didn’t love, and this one is no exception, despite the dropped ceilings, uninspired staircase and unfortunate rear (side?) appendage…

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  5. AvatarDianeEG says: 486 comments
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    1896

    It will take a fairly wealthy visionary to make this everything it was and should be. And a willingness to live with what’s become of the neighborhood. The almost 3K asking price seems to say it’s being priced as commercial not a single residential home. I think OHD members need to start a prayer team for some of these homes. Might be all that can save them.

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