THE ULTIMATE LIST OF CHEAP OLD HOUSES UNDER $50K…and BEYOND ––>
Under $75K Thursday – Circa 1900 Pennsylvania Handyman Special Under $70K
March 9, 2023
OHU50K Notes $69,900
Circa 1900 brick home in a small town (pop.824) along Fishing Creek. In fact, a covered bridge (now gone) used to be a stone’s throw from the house. Now the small damn is just done the street. The brick construction, beautiful staircase, hardwood floors, small town life, all combine to make this home an appealing prospect.
Take a step back in time in this vintage brick home in the heart of Benton. From the beautiful staircase and hardwood floors throughout, this home can be restored to reflect the charm of the past. Cash or Conventional Financing as this home is being sold AS IS.
7,405 sqft lot
Build date 1900
If interested in a property, please contact the realtor whose link is provided in the post below, or contact an agent of your own choosing. Independent verification of details and status is recommended.
115 Market St, Benton, PA 17814 $69,900
Contact Realtor:Rebecca Kohli – CENTURY 21 Covered Bridges Realty, Inc.
The Benton area was first settled by two families in 1792. A schoolhouse was opened in 1799. Starting around 1860, tanning and lumber industries began to grow north of the borough. By 1868, Benton had about fifty houses. In the year of 1910 Benton was destroyed by a fire. Two teenagers had lit firecrackers in a hay barn causing over 60 buildings to go up in flames. The town did not yet have a water system so the fire was unable to be extinguished. The Benton dam was built in 1915 as a result. However, this was not the end of Benton’s disasters. Another fire struck just one year later destroying more houses. Again in 1962 a fire ripped through the town destroying the distillery and its warehouse containing over 17,000 bottles of whiskey. In 2011 benton was also ripped apart by a nasty flood. While Benton has sure went through many disasters, it is still here and thriving today.[