Lancaster County PA Realty Check: The Architecture of Historic Marietta, PA

The Architecture of Historic Marietta, PA

I have written a number of posts about Historic Marietta, PA, including the Christmas Candlelight Tour and the scenic Breezy View Overlook.  One of the reasons Marietta is such a treasure is its remarkably diverse historic architecture.

Marietta, PA

This is a log and stone home I restored in the early 1980s.  The upper log portion of the home is dated 1801.  The earlier stone part of the house was originally a one story building dating from the 1700s, before records were kept in the borough.

    Old Town Hall Museum, Marietta, PA

The restored Old Town Hall Museum with its working clock tower.  The original jail is underneath the first floor.

Union Meeting Hall, Marietta, PA

                                               The restored Union Meeting Hall, built in 1818.

Center Squeare, Marieta, PA

Marietta's Center Square.  Formerly the home of Mary Creswell, a member of the Marietta Restoration Association.

Marietta, PA

                                     A fine example of the Victorian period of architecture. 

 

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                                                                    Marietta, PA

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Marietta, PA

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Comment balloon 15 commentsBrian Schulman • January 09 2008 07:22PM

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Nice photos Brian. 

Any of those buildings could be found in my area too. 

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) almost 11 years ago
Beautiful!  I love that town!
Posted by Jeannie Kontis almost 11 years ago
Brian - There is nothing quite like Historic Homes.......Great Photos!
Posted by Jason Sardi, Your Agent for Life (Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina) almost 11 years ago

Brian, What incredibly beautiful photos and historic buildings. I know I was born in the wrong century for when I gaze upon these fine old masterpieces, something stirs in my soul and a great peace washes over my inner being. Kind of like the feeling of stepping into one's home after the end of a long and stressful day or out of a wild storm.

The stone and log house you restored is very unique and beautiful....I've never seen log and stone brought together like this before and somehow, now that I see it , it genuinely works.

Jo 

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith almost 11 years ago
Lenn, the remarkable thing is that almost all the homes shown here can be found on one street.  A good part of the borough is now an historic district.
Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) almost 11 years ago

Jeannie, Marietta is one of my favorite towns, too!

Jason, thanks for stopping by -

Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) almost 11 years ago

Jo, sometimes I think I was born in the wrong century as well.  I do love the old homes and the hand-fashioned materials that were used.

I know exactly what you mean when you say that you feel a peaceful feeling wash over you when you enter one of these special homes.

Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) almost 11 years ago
Brian, These historic homes and buildings are absolutely beautiful.  I love seeing older architecture and am facinated by the many different styles.  The home you restored is quite a suprise, I've also never seen the two together and it does work well.  Thank you for sharing these.
Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) almost 11 years ago
Carole, when I first started work on this home, it was totally covered over with a concrete-like plaster over the whole house.  It wasn't until I had started chipping away at the plaster on the second floor that I realized it had original logs underneath!
Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) almost 11 years ago

Brian,

Nice pictures, and nice restoration job.  My passion is old homes and I drive all over Pa taking pictures of them.  Enjoy your blogs,

Dottie

Posted by Dottie Hicks, ABR,CRS,GRI, Historic Homes Specialist (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 10 years ago
Dottie, in the last year or so I have kept my camera in the car at all times so I could take photos of worthy old homes wherever I discovered them.
Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) over 10 years ago

Dawn Tittsworth York County Real Estate Here!

 

Great info. ! I think if your looking for a home in  York , Lancaster or any county in Pennsylvania this info. lets the buyers feel like they have been there before and that is a good thing. Nice job.

 

Dawn

www.pa-findahome.com

 

Posted by Dawn Tittsworth, Realtor - Buyers York County (ReMax Patriots 717-676-0189) over 9 years ago


Thank you, Dawn!  This was one of my favorite blogs.  Marietta is a wonderfully historic town, with many gems of architecture preserved.

Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) over 9 years ago

These are some beautifully unique homes in your area Brian. Very special.

Posted by Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366) over 5 years ago

Hi Tom - Lancaster County in general, and Marietta in particular, does indeed have some wonderful architecture preserved!

Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) over 5 years ago

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