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Under $100K Sunday ~ 3 For 1 Fixer Uppers in Martinsburg, WV $100K – Pending


Number 219 was the home of Dr. Marvin H. Porterfield (1895-1978), a physician of medicine. He lived in this lavish home with his wife Catherine, children Marvin Jr., William (aka Billy) and Susan, as well as his mother-in-law Ida V. McLuckie Marvin SR. received his medical degree from the University of Maryland and married his wife, a nurse, in 1917. He was a captain in the Medical Reserve Corps of the US Army and served active duty in 1918, after which the couple moved to Martinsburg. It appears Dr. Porterfield had his medical practice in #221. The house was worth an astounding $16,000 in 1930 and the family owned a radio.

Also included in the sale is the narrow brick home at #223. Thomas A. Ardinger (1876-1930), a manager at a furniture store, was a widower who lived here with his son Mark, a clerk for the railroad. The house was valued at $2,500 in 1930.




Highest and best offers must be submitted by Saturday, August 14 by Noon. Potential investment opportunity in the downtown Martinsburg Historic District. This fixer upper is in a prime location for office spaces, apartments, restaurant, storefront, etc. This listing is for 219, 221 and 223 W Burke St. The square footage, bedrooms and bathrooms reflect all 3 spaces. 219 and 221 (white stucco facade) has two entrances and 223 (narrow brick facade) has one entrance. Once inside, all three spaces are open to one another, but could be easily partitioned to create three individual 2 story units. Built in 1900 and 1920, respectively, the property retains original characteristics including: a wood-clad vestibule, wide entry staircase, pocket doors, transom windows, base/chair/crown mouldings, bow windows, mantles, arched doorways, dormers, tall windows with a diamond patterned upper sash. Property is being sold as-is.

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