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Under $100K Sunday – c.1920 Whimsical Move-In Ready Home in Sebring OH Under $84K ~ Sold

486 W Maryland Ave, Sebring, OH, 44672       $83,900 Sold 


This move-in ready home really catches my fancy. I was not expecting much from the exterior, but as soon as you open the front door the house screams happiness. I love all the whimsical stained glass touches and splashes of color. The home has such a cheerful soul it has to rub off on its inhabitants.

Family History

It appears this house brings out the artistic flair in its residents. Per the 1940 US Census, Fred Gednetz, of German descent, and his wife Jane owned the home. They lived there with their son Paul. The couple worked at the Sebring pottery factory for decades – Fred as a handler and Jane as a gold stamper.
As a gold stamper, Jane might have done the work on a Sebring plate such as this.

Sebring History

According to the Sebring Historical Society:

Sebring, Ohio, was founded by the Sebring family from East Liverpool. They owned and operated many pottery businesses. The Sebring family dreamed of building their own pottery town that would stand as a memorial to their work and ideals. They decided upon an area in Mahoning County, 80 miles west of Pittsburgh and five miles east of Alliance. They chose 200 acres of farmland near the Mahoning River that was near a railroad line. Later, a 160-acre tract was added. Articles of Incorporation were filed in 1899.

In April, 1898, work began on the factories, stores and homes that would become known as “Sebring.” The Sebring brothers, their parents (George and Elizabeth), and their sisters each built beautiful homes. These potteries at one time employed approximately 3,300 workers. The Sebring pottery industry flourished for many years. At one time Sebring was known as the “Pottery Capital of The World.” From these beginnings Sebring has remained a small town. Although only a few pottery “decorating” firms still remain, other types of manufacturers have located here.

Sebring Pottery Factory


Very affordable move-in ready home, very nice wood floors and woodwork, spacious 1st floor, kitchen, formal dining room, living room. enclosed from porch, upstairs we have two nice size bedrooms, 1 full bath. The home has been cared for and a great family home for many years, 1 car garage, basement. very nice yard. most of the windows newer / updated, Deck, nice yard. Take time to look at this home it truly is so warm and cozy.All sizes, ages, and square feet estimated.

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