this old house

Under $100K Sunday – Save This Old House – c.1880s Italianate Under $80K ~ Pending

331 S 2nd St, Pottsville, PA, 17901  $79,900 ~ Reduced to $69,900 Pending 


 Real Estate History

Well, the real estate history of this old house takes the cake.  OHU50K first featured this fixer upper back in March 2020 when it was listed at $14,900. It went off market, was put back on back at $39,900 and then sold in August for $39,000. Now it is back on the market again for $79,900?  Here is the original March post and near the bottom of the page is the August post.  I don’t see any improvements made that would necessitate such a price increase, do you?


Pottsville sits on seven hills, and this c.1860 fixer upper Italianate sits high above Pottsville, PA (pop 15,549), in the Bunker Hill neighborhood. Wow, for someone with deep pockets, this home offers beautiful original elements.I was pleasantly surprised that many of the interior elements are still intact in this oldie but goodie. This one still has its beautiful mantels, pocket doors, original double front doors and gorgeous staircase, but, of course at this price, needs a tremendous amount of work.

Bunker Hill History

Charles II granted the land that was to become the city of Pottsville to William Penn. John Potts, for whom the city is named, purchased an anthracite-fired finery forge there in 1806, and in 1829, D.G. Yuengling & Son founded what is now the oldest operated family beer brewery in the country. The Phillips Van Heusen companywas established in 1881 when Moses Phillips and his wife Endel started sewing shirts by hand and selling them from pushcarts to the local coal miners. Van Heusen left the area in the late 1970s, but the factory building still stands and is now utilized as the headquarters of a storage and vehicle rental business.


Historical Victorian home on Pottsville’s Bunker Hill is waiting for you now. 4 bedrooms. Take a look at this old house that dates back to the 1800s according to county public records.



Save this old house. Investors wanted! Great opportunity to bring your ideas and help restore this beautiful 4 bedroom, 2 full bath Pottsville mansion located right in the heart of downtown Pottsville. Tons of space, natural light, and high ceilings throughout this home.
Lots of charm still remains intact including, 8ft pocket doors, crown molding, marble fireplaces, built in bookcases, and butler staircase for privacy off of kitchen!
Home sits on corner with overlook of Pottsville. Backyard can be refinished to an outdoor retreat! Property is waiting for the next owner to bring it back to life! Schedule your private showing today. Close to downtown shopping, restaurants and nightlife. Property is being sold as is, where is . Seller is motivated so bring us an offer! 360 Video Tour available
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