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c.1900 PA Handyman Special Victorian w/Gorgeous Woodwork Under $45K – Pending

163 Congress St, Bradford, PA, 16701    $44,900 – Reduced to $40,000 – Pending 


What gorgeous woodwork this handyman special has! Every room, except for the kitchen, has stunning, unpainted woodwork. Not only that, but I spy several original lighting fixtures.

Family History

According to the 1920 US Census, this property was previously #157. It was owned by Norbert H. Johnson (1893-1967), a Canadian pharmacist for Hart Drug Store. Norbert lived here with his wife Mary and son Richard. Apparently, the family favored taking vacations to the Great Lakes.


“HOME HAPPENS HERE” This spacious handyman special Victorian home boasts original woodwork throughout. Enter home into foyer with grand front staircase and pocket doors leading to both the formal living room and family room with cozy fireplace. Formal dining and updated kitchen with original pantry/laundry and 1/2 bath complete the main level. Kitchen also boasts second access to upper levels of home.
Second level boasts 5-6 bedrooms all with abundant closet space. There is a third level that could easily be converted to additional living space.Enclosed side porch, enclosed front porch with hot tub and off street parking.
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Hart Drug Store, corner left

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Sept. 1, 1949 issue of The ERA, Bradford PA newspaper. That would make Norbert’s trip Sept. 1, 1909.
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OHU50K does not represent this property.

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