School in Bolivar, PA – $53,500

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Added to OHD on 4/28/21   -   Last OHD Update: 4/28/21   -   6 Comments

1017 7th St, Bolivar, PA 15923

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  • $53,500
  • 5000 Sq Ft
  • 0.69 Ac.
Opportunity awaits you to make this unique building your own! This former schoolhouse and church could be easily converted to a large single-family home, a multi-unit home, a retreat, a hunting camp--you name it. Located on a stream and bordering state game lands, both the building and location are a must-see. The building features two huge rooms on the main floor, recently used as a church and kitchen/dining room, plus two half baths and office space. Upstairs, you'll find two oversized rooms with ample closet space that could be used as is or divided into smaller rooms, plus high ceilings and large windows for plenty of natural light. The building also features a newer oil furnace and central air on the first floor, newer roof, newer water heater, and upgraded 200-amp electric service. Walk to the game lands behind the property, or enjoy fishing in Tubmill Creek nearby. Situated 20 minutes from the Ligonier diamond, minutes from Route 22, and just 50 miles to Pittsburgh and Altoona.
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Mike Barron, Howard Hanna
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6 Comments on School in Bolivar, PA – $53,500

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  1. Jbilly70Jbilly70 says: 53 comments

    You should have started with the money shots because this one has enormous potential. Those gorgeous tall windows, the tall ceilings and huge rooms, a STREAM AND STATE LANDS…..this is the one I would jump at to convert to a home if I lived out there. Hands down!
    The first floor has just been boxed in, oddly like a deprivation chamber BUT those big beautiful windows are still there. Here’s the chance for all you open planners to actually have a historic building with an open plan.
    Batten down the hatches where needed – roof, restore windows and tuck pointing. Remove the fire escape and put in Italianate style porticos /porches on all your entryways……
    Gut the deprivation chamber and get to work on that gorgeous loft style interior. THIS WOULD BE A DREAM HOME.

    • snarlingsquirrelsnarlingsquirrel says: 541 comments
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      1782 Quaker Georgian
      Worton, MD

      Jbilly70 has good vision. This would be a thrilling house transformation. I’d personally run my studio business downstairs, and I’d live upstairs. Natural light, cool brick, and Nature in all directions

    • I just cannot fathom how much the conversion would cost though. I mean, the price is wonderful for what is there, plus the location but…I shudder to even think.

      • Jbilly70Jbilly70 says: 53 comments

        @Ceronomus you make it sound like it would be more then the cost of building a new home of similar size and quality.
        No one would be able to afford to build a 2 story all brick with tall ceilings and huge windows like that now – nor would the craftsmanship match. That is where the cost is – that wonderful character filled building.
        Electric, plumbing, a new kitchen, a couple of bathrooms and some interior walls…..I’m still ahead because if I had to buy a similar lot, add utilities, build a 2 story brick, pay for those huge windows…….then I would loose.
        Old houses/buildings are worth saving. The quality is worth saving. The history is worth saving. The character is worth saving. They are also better for the environment due to less resources used to convert/update/restore them.
        I’m here for the Old Houses and this one would make a Gorgeous One!

  2. leighlevleighlev says: 92 comments
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    1905 victorian vernacular
    Stone Mountain, GA

    Seems like a great price for that size of building. I would pay that much for just the land with the stream.

  3. AmyBeeAmyBee says: 892 comments
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    1859 Mod Vern Greek Revival
    Lockport, NY

    WOW! What an awesome building! SUCH POTENTIAL! Any history?


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