South Jersey fixer upper

Cheapish Circa 1769 Historic South Jersey Fixer Upper Federal Colonial – 80 Min to Jersey Shore Beaches

OHU50K Notes $90,000

Don’t miss out on this historic 7 bedroom, 3.5 bath Federal Style fixer upper Colonial (circa-1769).  80-minute drive to Jersey Shore beaches.



Approximately 3, 100 SqFt of living space in a nice area of Salem. The property is in need of a total renovation and is being sold in its AS-IS condition. You will love the Old Charm that came with homes of this time. Step into the 31 ft. long welcoming entry foyer with 9 ft. ceilings, original crown molding, wood trim work, plank flooring, and the open front staircase to the 2nd floor. The foyer also features a convenient powder room and basement access. This area opens to the spacious living room area with wood flooring, crown molding, 9 ft. ceiling, and pocket doors into the adjoining family room. The spacious family room measures 19 x 18 in size. These two rooms with the pocket doors really open up the front half of this home. The adjoining dining room area features a side door to the enclosed mud room.


The kitchen is totally gutted, and it features a door out to the side screened porch, and a door leading out to another 15 x 9 enclosed mudroom area with exposed beamed ceiling. The kitchen also features a 2nd rear staircase to the basement as well as the 2nd rear staircase to the basement.


The 2nd floor features 5 of the 7 spacious bedrooms and 2 of the 3.5 baths. This level has the front & rear staircases from the 1st floor, with a connecting hallway for easy access to all the bedrooms and baths on this level. The larger bedrooms have connecting doors similar to the connecting rooms just below them on the 1st floor. There is an open staircase to the 3rd floor that features the 6th and 7th bedrooms, a walk-thru den area, as well as the 3rd full bath, which is a princess suite bathroom in one of the bedrooms. The other bedroom features steps that lead up to the attic area above.


The brick basement has two interior sets of steps from the 1st floor down to the basement that features brick walls and floors. This area houses the 2 separate hot water heaters, and a Weil & McClain gas hot water boiler. This area also features what appears to be a 200-amp electric service panel box.


Outside you will find a 2-car driveway leading to the covered car port as well as the enclosed screened porch. Perfect spot to relax with the morning cup of coffee. The rear yard leads back to a rear alley access that comes in from Carpenter St. This home is so conveniently located to the center of town, right next door to the Police station, the Bank , Post office, local schools, nearby shopping, restaurants, Rt 49, Rt 45 and Rt 295 to be in Delaware, the City or the Jersey Shore all within minutes. Hurry before this fixer upper in gone!

  • 7bed
  • 3.5bath
  • Circa 1769






The Sinnickson family is a founding family of Salem, NJ.  Andrew Sinnickson (1749-1819) was a Revolutionary War Militia Officer who served as Captain and paymaster in Cape May and Cumberland counties. He also commanded the Salem County Militia in the March 1778 Battle of Quinton’ Bridge. Married four times, after his death, the home was passed down to his son, John Sinnickson, then John’s daughter, Harriet Sinninckson Ingham.



Upon Harriet’s death in 1877, her son George Ingham (1839-1899) inherited the house. It appears he was the person who had the house moved to its present location. Per Find-A- Grave, “George was a Civil War Union Army Officer. He was commissioned as 1st Lieutenant of Company I, 4th New Jersey Militia on April 25, 1861. However, on June 1, 1861 he was discharged from New Jersey State service, and he received a commission as a 1st Lieutenant in the newly-raised 11th United States Regular Infantry (to date from May 14, 1861). He served in the field until he resigned on August 9, 1864. On March 13, 1865 he was brevetted Captain, US Regular Army and Major, US Regular Army for “faithful and meritorious services during the war.”

Other plan featured at 9 Chestnut St, Salem, NJ 08079






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