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Historical Shelters

One of Philly’s Oldest Homes, Just Blocks from the Liberty Bell

By Deb R. Brimer | April 28, 2019 | 1 Comment

The Declaration of Independence was decades in the future when this landmark Philadelphia home was built. Located at No. 139 Elfreth’s Alley – the oldest continuously occupied residential street in America – this well-preserved treasure is the first house on the city’s most historic block. Though most sources claim the home is circa 1703, Elfreth’s […]

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Check Out this Sweet St. Pete Historic Home

By Deb R. Brimer | April 21, 2019 | 1 Comment

This 1910 beauty in St. Petersburg, Florida will be hard to pass up. Between its historic charm, new ultra-modern renovations, and resort location, be prepared for a dazzling experience. Located at 140 13th Avenue NE in a walkable and bikeable part of town, the property includes the 2,974-square-feet main house with three bedrooms and three […]

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Discover the Laid-Back Connecticut Vibe at Your Own Historic Lake Cabin

By Deb R. Brimer | April 14, 2019 | Comments Off on Discover the Laid-Back Connecticut Vibe at Your Own Historic Lake Cabin

The world has changed significantly since contractors put the first board in place on this historic lakefront Connecticut home in 1940. In addition to changing styles, trends, and innovations, the pace of society has accelerated dramatically as well, so the need to retreat from hustle and bustle stress has never been greater. But this modernized […]

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Historical Berkeley Beauty Boasts Bountiful Wow Factors

By Deb R. Brimer | April 7, 2019 | Comments Off on Historical Berkeley Beauty Boasts Bountiful Wow Factors

If you’re searching for a one-of-a-kind historic showplace in Berkeley, California, this 1926 treasure is a must-see. From the stunning 3,087-square-feet home to the naturesque 6,970-square-feet lot, every inch of indoor and outdoor living space is designed to dazzle the senses. Located on a private cul-de-sac at 2772 Hilgard Avenue, the sprawling two-story home – […]

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The James Batterton House: Sprawling Space with a Big Place in Kentucky History

By SecondShelters.com Contributor | March 31, 2019 | 1 Comment

By Deb R. Brimer Contributing Writer You can get lost in this 4,932-square-foot home and its rich Blue Grass history in Millersburg, Kentucky. Located on a quarter-acre lot at 1001 Main Street, the two-story gem is filled with 19th century wow factors and current upgrades. A gorgeous wooden staircase winding from the front room is […]

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Size Matters in this Texas-Sized Historic Landmark Home

By SecondShelters.com Contributor | March 24, 2019 | Comments Off on Size Matters in this Texas-Sized Historic Landmark Home

By Deb R. Brimer Special Contributor The Abbott House lives up to the bragging rights of historic Texas. The distinctive three-story Victorian is not only big in size, big in style, and big in history, it’s also big in value. Located on a large corner lot in Hillsboro, Texas – the county seat of Hill […]

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