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Pennsylvania

Historic Camp Woods Estate Is a Once-in-a-Blue-Moon Turnkey Find

By Deb R. Brimer | June 23, 2019 | Comments Off on Historic Camp Woods Estate Is a Once-in-a-Blue-Moon Turnkey Find

Camp Woods Estate is surrounded by rich American history. Located in Ambler, Pennsylvania, the estate took its name from the adjacent 36-acre Camp Woods Land Preserve where General George Washington and his troops spent the fall of 1777 during the Revolutionary War. And the birthplace of America in Philadelphia’s Center City is only 16 miles […]

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Wright-Inspired Kittatinny Manor Is “Nature Lover’s Paradise”

By Bethany Erickson | July 29, 2018 | 1 Comment

It’s not uncommon to find a midcentury modern, Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home that embraces nature — after all, that was pretty much Wright’s forte. And this week’s historical shelter definitely embraces that yen for nature the famous architect’s work inspires. And even better, it belongs to a SecondShelters.com reader. Pat Wood wrote us this month […]

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Historic Schoolhouse Conversion Offers Best of Two Worlds

By Bethany Erickson | March 24, 2018 | Comments Off on Historic Schoolhouse Conversion Offers Best of Two Worlds

While the town of Glenmoore, Pennsylvania, may not be on your radar as a tourist destination, we’ve found a schoolhouse conversion nestled near a 30-acre nature preserve and less than an hour from Philadelphia that is sure to move it up the getaway list. Glenmoore does have a nature preserve, state park, and a few […]

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Piece of Civil War History Up for Sale in Gettysburg

By Bethany Erickson | November 24, 2017 | 3 Comments

For less than $900,000, someone will soon own a home so steeped in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Civil War history it still has two cannonballs stuck in it. The home sits on what is now called Confederate Avenue and was built by Herman Haupt, who was first a railroad man, and then a Union general during the Civil […]

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