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Historic Mumma House c.1923

144 W King St, Waynesboro, PA 17268, USA
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Historic Mumma House c.1923

This grand brick Victorian home is one of the most extraordinary structures in the Historic Waynesboro. The symetrical facade with Victorian embellishments and customized sun room addition set this home apart from other nearby period homes. Beautifully restored and renovated, this incredible buying opportunity is rich in historic detailing – original wood floors, high ceilings, original custom moldings & hardware, pocket doors, grand entry hall with an elegant staircase – all perfectly blended with a modern amenities that include an elevator, sun room with office space, large screened in patio and extensive low maintenance gardens.
One enters through a charming vestibule to a center hall framed on either side by gorgeous pocket doors. An elegant staircase with custom mill work and sculpted newel post leads to the private upper chambers, while just to the left is a grand formal parlor with a fireplace with an elegant wood mantel. The spacious library with its large windows is bathed in natural light and offers access to a large dining room, ideal for a quiet family evening meal or a social event of Victorian proportions. With 2 full upper floors, wide halls, 5 spacious bedrooms (with additional 4 potential bedrooms on the 3rd floor) & 3.5 bathrooms, this extraordinary home is the rare and genuine embodiment of a bygone era. Every historic detail offers a moment for reflection on a time when craftsmen took pride in their work and Victorian formality was the norm.
Built in 1923 by John Mumma,  a prominent Waynesboro businessman & secretary, then board member of Landis Corporation, this beautiful home has been owned by only 3 families and is a tribute to preservation of the highest order.

The current owners have made many improvements, including a large area with beautiful gardens and mature trees all inside a fenced courtyard for a family & pets to enjoy private in-town living. The gardens are regularly featured on gardening tours.

Located in the charming town of Waynesboro, this home is just 2 blocks from shopping and entertainment on the revitalized Main Street. Within easy reach of Baltimore & Washington, DC, yet a world away, this is a home of rare and beautiful distinction.


Located in the beautiful rolling hills of the Cumberland Valley and surrounded by the farms, fields and orchards of rural Pennsylvania, Waynesboro’s historic downtown with its extraordinary architecture is worth a visit all by itself.

Architectural Diversity
During the 1890s—Waynesboro’s “Golden Age” of local industry—the town boasted more millionaires per capita than any other town east of the Mississippi River. One result of this prosperity was the construction of many stately homes and commercial buildings. Our walking tour brochure (file is 6 MB) is the perfect guide to enjoying Main Street’s lovely architecture.

The Great Outdoors
The area also offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities, with over 100 miles of bike trails, two nearby ski resorts, hiking on the Appalachian Trail, award-winning regional theater, world class golf courses, and some of the finest fishing destinations in our nation.

Destination Arts
Destination ARTS! was conceived and initiated by AAGW as a community revitalization project based on the arts, with the ultimate goal of turning Waynesboro, PA, into an arts destination.  The initial project took seven large, vacant commercial buildings on Main Street and converted them into curated art galleries, while also filling an additional eight storefront windows with art.  The project was successfully launched on July 19, 2013 and ended 15 weeks later on October 27, having displayed over 1,600 pieces of art from more than 120 artists, including local artists and some of the most highly respected artists in the Mid-Atlantic states.  Entirely organized by volunteers, the project brought together artists, community members, and businesses, with over 200 volunteers participating.


Waynesboro is situated in the southern part of Franklin County, Pennsylvania, about 2 miles north of the Mason-Dixon line. The community, with a current population of 10,568 (2010), had its beginnings about 1749, when John Wallace, a Scotsman, settled by a spring located a few hundred yards west of the Antietam Creek (East Branch).

Wallace held title to 633 acres,119 perches, almost a square mile. He called his land holdings Mt. Vernon. Upon his death, the land was conveyed to a son Robert, who later conveyed it to his brother George. George owned it a short time when he conveyed it to brother John, who had recently returned from fighting the war. The Wallaces’ lands were often referred to as Wallaces’ Town or Wallacetown, as they were the largest land holdings in the area.

In 1797, John decided to lay out a town and placed 90 lots on the market. He named the town Waynesburg, after General Anthony Wayne, his commanding officer in the war. There were several other communities in the state with similar names and in 1831, when the federal government ruled that the names of post offices in any one state could not be duplicated, our town was re-chartered and took for its corporate title the name of Waynesboro.


About Waynesboro – Main Street Waynesboro
History of Waynesboro
 – The Borough of Waynesboro
Discover Waynesboro – Highlights and video
A Walk Through History – Walking tour of Waynesboro brochure
Destination Arts – Waynesboro as a growing arts center
Waynesboro Historical Society – The society offers a wealth of information for research
Renfrew Museum – Renfrew Museum & Park
Plantings – Layout of the gardens at The Mumma House
The Record Herald – Waynesboro Listed in Top Ten Safest Cities in Pennsylvania

  • Address: 144 W. King Street
  • City: Waynesboro
  • State/county: Pennsylvania
  • Zip/Postal Code: 17268
  • Country: United States


Updated on October 9, 2020 at 7:55 pm

  • Property ID: 4664
  • Price: SOLD
  • Property Size: 6000 Sq Ft
  • Land Area: 0.55 Acres
  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Garage: 2
  • Year Built: 1923
  • Property Type: Homes
  • Property Status: Sold


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Gary Gestson
Gary Gestson
301-975-9500 ext. 4604301-646-0046
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