Towanda, PA – $65,000

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Added to OHD on 8/31/20   -   Last OHD Update: 11/9/20   -   21 Comments
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512 2nd St, Towanda, PA 18848

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  • $65,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 3 Bath
  • 3653 Sq Ft
  • 0.76 Ac.
HUGE home on HUGE lot right in Towanda Borough! This Handyman special is just WAITING for you to make your dreams come to life! Originally the estate of J. Andrew Morrow, there are so may historical touches left in this home. From original fireplaces to gorgeous picture windows there is so much potential here. This is the only home on the block with a driveway and also boasts a TRIPLE lot! With a new roof just being finished and many ongoing projects, there are constant improvements! Rear entry to second floor leads to space for efficiency apartment! Let a tenant pay your mortgage! Call now!
Contact Information
Lacey Maryott, Century 21 Jackson Real Estate
607.857.7694
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21 Comments on Towanda, PA – $65,000

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  1. BethanyBethany says: 3429 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    I’m no expert but I feel like there must have been a porch at one time, especially since there are no steps leading up to the front doors . . . .

    Such potential here!

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  2. CTimmCTimm says: 30 comments
    1913 Venacular Rowhouse
    Easton, PA

    This poor Italianate looks to have lost it’s original roof and possibly a tower at some point in the past. There’s evidence of the paired eave brackets that once existed and maybe a closer look at the remaining chimney could give an idea of what the roof structure was like. The interior still has a lot of fine features though and the house sits on a nice lot.

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  3. MichaelMichael says: 2670 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    It would be nice to find an old picture of the place. The loss of the original roof and porch is a tragedy.

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  4. PaulPaul says: 103 comments
    Arlington, VA

    Info on J. Andrew Morrow, Bradford County Superintendent of Schools,
    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/5175759/john-andrew-morrow

    No old photos of house After extensive search. Very surprised. ☹️

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  5. KevinPKevinP says: 13 comments

    I am not sure if anyone else saw this 1880 panorama of Towanda, PA:
    https://www.loc.gov/resource/g3824t.pm008621/

    Unfortunately this house isn’t shown as an inset image, but I believe you can make it out (tower, porch, hipped roof, and long driveway) just above where the bridge comes out on the far bank. Looking at Google Maps, it appears that the covered bridge shown in the 1880 view was located north of the current bridge at what is the present-day “Bridge St.”

    P.S. I’ve been enjoying OHD since I came across the site a year ago, but didn’t register until today:)

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  6. CarolynCarolyn says: 297 comments
    Grand Rapids, MI

    I am so intrigued by this house. I wish that an old photo could be found although I think we can get a general idea of what it looked like from the Sandborn Map and the Panorama. Since it makes no sense to replace an entire roof structure I wonder if the original roof was lost in a fire. Without attic pictures there is no way of knowing.

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  7. LindaKLindaK says: 66 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Thank you all for the cram course on the Sanborn maps!! It would indeed be great to find an old photo.

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  8. MJGMJG says: 2165 comments
    OHD Supporter

    CT

    I wonder what happened to this house to warrant such a slice and dice! The total loss of the roof and tower makes me wonder if a bad storm came through or a fire happened?

  9. So, because I am legit Loony Toons when it comes to utterly glorious Olde Houses, and with a very soft spot for the ones who have been neglected/abused, such as this magnificent old lady, I have just picked up the phone and called Lacey, the listing agent! She wasn’t able to talk with me due to being in the middle of her own move, including a whole bunch of chickens, so we will speak next week. Since encountering this house a few months ago, I have been gently haunted by it and just can’t seem to get it out of my head or heart. I am hoping that the listing agent will be able to guide me to an historical source who might have photos and history to share. I will keep you all posted as the mystery (hopefully,) unveils! Question for you: can anyone tell me what the long yellow rectangle connected to the back of the house on the fire map might be? I would think perhaps a kitchen or washhouse for laundry or even a stables, but it could be anything. I would LOVE to do a conplete, authentic restoration on the house and grounds, if possible. Thanks so much! Viva las casas!!! : )

  10. Hello all,

    J. Andrew Morrow was my grandfather, and he and my grandmother Mildred, lived at 303 Pine Street. As a genealogist I have done research on the Morrow family, and if anyone wants to know more about Judge Paul Dudley Morrow (1828-1890), who apparently owned this fine home at 512 2nd St, Towanda, they should see his photo and biography at
    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/99204306/paul-dudley-morrow
    He is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Penn.

    Cheers, Bill Benson

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