What Future For This Historic Lancaster PA Farm House?
For years I have passed this vacant and boarded up stone farm house on Charlestown Road, Lancaster, PA.
When I first saw it, there was farm land on both sides of the road.
Now there are commercial property and municipal projects nearby.
This is the old barn on the property.
There is a matching stone outbuilding next to the farm house. Perhaps it once was a carriage house.
The style of the farm house indicates that it was probably built circa 1780 or 1790, during or shortly after the American Revolution. One can only imagine how much history this home has seen! Unfortunately, it has been sadly neglected. I wonder how long it can go before it gets vandalized, or worse yet, demolished?
The double size house, portico, gabled dormers and wide chimneys suggest that there may be interesting architectural features inside. It can only be hoped that some owner will take note of the history and beauty of this homestead and try to preserve it before it is too late.
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