51 N Main St, Shickshinny, PA 18655. $70,000
Fixer Upper Greek Revival in Schickshinny, PA $70K
I love this place called Schickshinny. The small town of about 800 people lies along the Schickshinny Creek, believed to be named so for the Native American word for “five mountains.” Makes sense, as five mountains — Newport, Lee, Knob, River, and Rocky — encircle the creek and the community.
The house was owned by Luzerne County Treasurer, William B. Curwood, in the 1940s to 1960s. Alfred Bowlby, a piano merchant, and his sister Jennie Bowlby owned the home in the 1910s to 1940s.
This c.1850 Greek Revival must be one of the earliest homes in town. Around the same time this house was built, N. Garrison and Andrew J. Eldon established Schickshinny’s first store. A few months after the store opened, however, Eldon absconded with with $3,000 of Garrison’s money and fled to China. Local lore has it that Eldon was lost in a storm at sea and drowned from the heavy weight of gold in his pockets.
Located in the heart of Shickshinny this house has tons of potential. Large master bedroom on the first floor, Brazilian hardwood floors, cedar closet, tankless water heater and low taxes make this a must see!! The first floor is well kept & modern the second floor is in need of repairs. The attic spans the an entire floor and offers ample storage. With TLC this home can be stunning.