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29 East King St., Abbottstown, Pennsylvania 17301

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Property Information

  • Property ID: 1456
  • Location: Pennsylvania
  • Property: Sold
  • Price: $SOLD
  • Property Type: Single Family Home
  • Bed: 3
  • Year Built: 1753
  • Bath: 1
  • Acreage: .28 acres
  • Half Bathrooms: 1
  • MLS Number: AD7868379
  • Garages: 2+
  • Stories: 2

Description

Historic Frederick Wolf House c.1753
 
An award winning restoration. This charming home has been lovingly restored to exacting detail, preserving the historic detailing while including modern amenities, like CAC, spacious country kitchen, updated bathroom and 2 story garage. Featuring a large hearth with its original beehive oven & a spacious over-sized lot, this is a rare home buying opportunity.

Rooms

Main Floor
17x10 - Wood floor, fireplace with wood mantel & woodstove, exposed beam ceiling, chair rail.
16x15 - Ceramic floor, original hearth, custom cabinets, door to patio with transom & original lock box.
15x13 - Wood floor, exposed beam ceiling, chair rail, front door.
- Wood floor, tub.
Upper Floor
 - wood floor, exposed beam walls, door to attic stairs.
18x15 - wood floor, 2 closets, door to porch that overlooks patio.
12x12 - Wood floor, exposed log walls, exposed beam ceiling.
12x12 - Wood floor, exposed log walls, exposed beam ceiling.

Location

Near the Abbottstown town center with commercial and residential potential. Minutes to Gettysburg.

Awards

2004 Historic Gettysburg-Adams County Historic Preservation Award

Brief History 

The Frederick Wolf House was built in c.1753 and is the second-oldest house in Abbottstown. It predates the founding of Gettysburg (1780) by 30 years. The house was built by the Abbott family, who also built the Abbott House, the borough's oldest structure. The Wolf Family lived in the house from 1820's to the 1890's and built several additions to the original log cabin.
This house was the recipient of the Historic Gettysburg-Adams County Inc., 2004 Historic Preservation Award. The house was built circa 1753. The museum quality restorations were performed by T.L. Sanders, Historic Building Preservation Specialist

Abbottstown History 

Formerly known as the Town of Berwick until just after the Civil War, Abbottstown’s exact founding date is unclear. Early explorations of the area recorded the land was clear of most woodlands and used as a hunting plain.

Although now located on the eastern end of Adams County, and known as the “Gateway to Adams County”, Abbottstown was part of a larger York County until 1800. The first recorded deeds to be found are dated 1753 and the Founder, John Abbott or Abbett, a native Englishman is known to have been in the area by 1737.
By the 1770’s Abbottstown had 54 homes, all of which were made of squared logs. Now, 24 of these still exist, but most are hidden under more modern facades. Mr. Abbott used the street names of London’s main streets and the circle in the center of town based on a plan designed by Christopher Wren that was submitted to the Queen of ‘England to rebuild London after the Great Fire of 1666 which destroyed that city.
Many of Abbottstown’s young men served in the local militias during the American Revolution. Abbottstown served as a resting place for troops of both armies as they marched through town before the Battle of Gettysburg. A small skirmish occurred in Abbottstown resulting in the death of one Southern soldier.
Noted citizens of Abbottstown include Isaac Berlin, 18th century arms maker, Frederick Wolf, blacksmith and the Hafer family. Famous visitors included George Washington and Dwight Eisenhower.

Links

History of Adams County - Written in 1886, a window into the life & times
Gettysburg - National Park Service
Gettysburg Visitors - Gettysburg Convention & Visitors Center
Gettysburg Foundation - History of Gettysburg

Virtual Tour

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Features

  • "On Demand" Hot Water
  • Award Winning Restoration
  • Great Location
  • Large lot
  • Original Hearth
  • Wood Floors


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