206 N 1st St, Jeannette, PA 15644
$30,000 Reduced to $27,500 ~ Pending ~ Off Market
Woe is me. OHU50K featured this home earlier this year, and it is still on the market. I never say this, but I think this “handyman special” is a goner. Sadly, handyman special doesn’t begin to describe the condition of this once grand home. I can’t see anyone investing the amount of cash it would take to restore this mansion to even a livable condition. The sale price has been reduced, however, from $52,000 to $30,000.
Jeannette, Pennsylvania, was once known as “Glass City” due to all the glass manufacturers in town at the beginning of the 20th century. As many as seven significant factories operated in Jeannette. Some of the most well known in the history of the glass industry included names like Jeannette Glass; Westmoreland Glass; Fort Pitt Glass; the Pittsburgh Lamp, Brass and Glass Company; American-Saint Gobain. They supplied the U.S. with products ranging from plate glass windows, to milk glass and bottles. It has been estimated that Jeannette once manufactured somewhere between 70-85% of the world’s glass. Unfortunately, the city’s glass industry was one of the first American victims of cheap, foreign competition that made it less expensive to produce glass overseas. Today just two glass factories remain in Jeannette.
I could not find much in my research regarding the history of this handyman special mansion, but one can only assume that it may have originally been the home of a glass industry executive. More recently, Trinity Haven was a nursing home.
According to the City of Jeannette website, “In recent years, the city has become a mecca for local artists and musicians. Furthering the unique culture in Jeannette, many former downtown businesses and department stores have been transformed in to antique galleries and loft apartments. The City now boasts a modern, unique culture which allows the community to build a new identity while progressing into the future.”
Let’s hope 206 N. 1st Street has a future.
OPPORTUNITY !!! ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES!!! UNIQUE Huge home that needs renovation. 10 bedrooms, 3 floors, 2 kitchens. GREAT for multiple families to live in the same home. Endless possibilities to renovate this handyman special. Side of house has an underpass that leads to parking pad in the back. HUGE front porch. Home has a chapel along with a huge front entrance with beautiful stairwell. Make your living space on one floor and have a business on another floor If you want to add a HUGE old mansion to your portfolio of renovations look no further. This is the handyman special you have been waiting for. Property is also zoned commercial.