Lancaster County PA Realty Check: A Story of Two Historic Homes on the Marietta PA Candlelight Tour

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

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Brian,

I would have loved to have been there.....the log and stone house is fascinating. Do you have any interior photos?

Jo

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 8 years ago

Hi Don,

Thanks for stopping by. Merry Christmas to you and your family, too!

 

Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) over 8 years ago

Hi Jo,

I did take a lot of interior photos at the time, and saved them in albums which are now packed away.  Of course, that was before the days of digital photos!

Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) over 8 years ago

Brian, I have only been to Lancaster County a couple of times for beagle field trials....I was amazed at the millions of geese I saw in the later winter/early spring.

Posted by Damon Gettier, Broker/Owner ABRM, GRI, CDPE (Damon Gettier & Associates, REALTORS- Roanoke Va Short Sale Expert) over 8 years ago

Damon, Lancaster County wetlands are resting places for many migrating birds in the late fall and early spring, including lots of geese.  Thanks for stopping by!

Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) over 8 years ago

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