Lancaster County PA Realty Check: December 2009

A Story of Two Historic Homes on the Marietta PA Candlelight Tour

Back in the 1980s, I was restoring two homes in Marietta, PA.  One was an 18th century log & stone home, and the other was a Federal mansion that had been cut into apartments, sustained a fire, lost its roof and been condemned.  As the Christmas season approached, I thought it would be good publicity to put them both on the annual Marietta Candlelight Tour of historic homes, even though they were far from finished.

 Historic Marietta PA homes

As rough as they still were inside at the time of the tour, I decorated them with greenery and a tree.  I had a display inside the stone & log house showing some of the things I had dug up under the floor, which had needed to be replaced.  There were hand-blown bottles, shards of crockery, and even a rusty Derringer pistol!

Historic Linden House, Marietta PA

We received many positive comments from the visitors who had bought tickets to the Candlelight Tour!

 

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Comment balloon 5 commentsBrian Schulman • December 23 2009 08:32AM
A Story of Two Historic Homes on the Marietta PA Candlelight Tour
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Back in the 1980s, I was restoring two homes in Marietta, PA One was an 18th century log & stone home, and the other was a Federal mansion that had been cut into apartments, sustained a fire, lost its roof and been condemned. As the… more