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Under $100K Sunday ~ Save This Old House ~ PA Historic Second Empire $68K ~ Off Market
April 5, 2020
328 Highland Ave, New Castle, PA 16101 $68,000 Off Market
Save this old house. This is the Bower House, a c.1889 brick Second Empire in the North Hill Historic District of New Castle, Pennsylvania.
North Hill Historic District
North Hill Historic District has 1,888 contributing structures and is significant due to its many ornate large residences and mansions, including late 19th and early 20th century Second Empires and Queen Annes.
One such Second Empire is our featured home. It was built for John Bower in 1889. John was a successful local merchant and tailor whose daughters married well. Both of the daughters built homes around the block from their father’s home.
One of his daughters married Mathias Holstein Henderson, vice-president of Lawrence Saving and Trust, now known as National City Bank. He constructed his red brick Queen Anne in 1895. See below.
John Bower’s second daughter married industrialist Edwin Ohl. See their mansion below.
While the Bower House retains much of its exterior architectural integrity, the interior badly needs the help of materials from an architectural salvage yard. It appears so many of the original interior elements have been lost to time or ravaged by Tom Sawyer and his bucket of white paint.
Save this old house. Foreclosure! 5000 Sq. Ft off of a main arterial road in New Castle. Perfect for a large office or conversion into a multi-unit residence. 40 Parking spaces. Handicap accessible first-floor with numerous bathrooms and a kitchenette. Sold in As-is Condition.