Under 100K Sunday.~ c.1850 Stone Schoolhouse For Sale in Bedford, PA Under $89K ~ Sold

3116 Main Rd, Bedford, PA, 15522          $88,750 Sold for $85,500


There are few types of buildings as representative of yesteryear’s American countryside as a one-room schoolhouse. This former schoolhouse, the Rainsburg School built in 1850, is especially emblematic of a simpler time as it is made of a Pennsylvania stone called wissahickon schist and sits in a lovely rural setting next to Rainsburg c.1879 Methodist Episcopal Church.


The Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church erected our featured  stone building in 1849.  The brick church next to it was dedicated December 15, 1878.

Per lycoming.edu:

In 1875 Rainsburg MES class purchased the stone school building to the right of the Rainsburg ME church ― at which time the public school moved into the building operated by the Methodists as the Rainsburg Academy from 1855 to 1860.  The congregation worshiped there until erecting their own frame building in 1877.  This congregation was always small.  They sold the stone building in 1883 and the frame building in 1888, when it became known as Patriot’s Hall.  During its short existence the congregation appears to have been an isolated appointment of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and not part of any larger circuit or charge.

c.1850 Stone Schoolhouse For Sale in Bedford, PA Under $89K

Great deal!!! Limited time at this price! This lovingly renovated stone schoolhouse, circa 1846 is a gem in the small hamlet of Rainsburg. Less than 15 minutes from Bedford, this compact home is perfect if you are scaling down, but want to be in the country. Everything has been done-move-in ready! There is even a small barn on the property. Double-Tin Roof; Deep windowsills and your fuel tank is underground.
2009 photo
Rainsburg ME Church and stone house next door

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