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Historic house combining Moderne, Art Deco, and International styles at 655 7th Street NE needs to be relocated by December 2013. 

Modern Jewel Seeks Third Family to Occupy -- Mason City, Iowa

At 3,200 square feet, this unique home features five bedrooms and four bathrooms, a family room with a nautical motif, two outdoor decks, an original Westinghouse refrigerator, a "steamship chimney" fireplace, an original corner tub, and many more interesting details. The house suffered no structural damage after the flood in 2008, and the owners took quick action to dry out the house. Learn more about why Mason City needs to relocate this and other houses. Price tag: $1

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Tudor Revival cottage at 721 N Carolina Place needs to be relocated by December 2013.

Tudor Cottage from the 1930s -- Mason City, Iowa

Another house in Mason City that is available for relocation, this charming Tudor Revival cottage features original floor-to-ceiling cabinets in the kitchen, hardwood floors throughout the house, and a full-height entry door into the attic space upstairs. For more information, click on the Description tab in the Historic Properties for Sale ad. Price tag: $1

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Front of historic Craftsman-style home located at 615 N Hampshire Avenue that needs to be relocated by December 2013.

American Four Square Looking for New Setting -- Mason City, Iowa

This two-story variation of a hipped roof house is from the post-World War 1 era. Two of its four bedrooms feature Murphy beds, and one with extensive woodwork has a hidden closet. There is an eat-in kitchen with a bay window and limestone flooring, as well as a detached 3-car garage available for relocation. For more information, click on the Description tab in the Historic Properties for Sale ad. Price tag: $1

See all of the houses in Mason City that need to be relocated.

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Emily Potter

Emily Potter is a copywriter at the National Trust. She enjoys writing about places of all kinds, the stories that make them special, and the people who love them enough to save them.

 

You've launched your search for a historic house, figured out how to finance it, and thoroughly checked whether it’s in good condition. Now you think you’re ready to buy -- so you’re done, right?

Well, almost. Before you sign on the dotted line, use this handy summary checklist -- the final item in our series on buying a historic home -- to make sure you've covered all your bases. (We’ll be back next week with toolkits on getting you settled into your new old house.)

Here are the top 10 questions to ask yourself before putting your John Hancock on the contract:... Read More →

The National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America's historic places. Join us today to help protect the places that matter to you.

Emily Potter

Emily Potter is a copywriter at the National Trust. She enjoys writing about places of all kinds, the stories that make them special, and the people who love them enough to save them.

Historic Real Estate: The Modestly Scaled Edition

Posted on: May 3rd, 2013 by Emily Potter 1 Comment

 

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Barnaby House in Oxford, Md.

Historic Barnaby House -- Oxford, Maryland

The Barnaby House is one of only three 18th-century buildings remaining in Oxford, a small town on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, and the only one that has retained its original historic integrity. Inside the one-and-a-half story house, you’ll find elaborate Georgian woodwork, raised panel woodwork, and a series of incised schooners that decorate the kitchen fireplace. Price tag:... Read More →

The National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America's historic places. Join us today to help protect the places that matter to you.

Emily Potter

Emily Potter is a copywriter at the National Trust. She enjoys writing about places of all kinds, the stories that make them special, and the people who love them enough to save them.

 

Linda Dishman, executive director of the LA Conservancy. Credit: Robert Pacheco
Linda Dishman

A preservationist from the beginning, Linda Dishman is leading the local preservation movement in Los Angeles, California as Executive Director of the LA Conservancy. She's seen a lot in her 20 years at the Conservancy, and in this interview, she reflects on past wins, losses, and what they've meant to the organization.... Read More →

The National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America's historic places. Join us today to help protect the places that matter to you.

Emily Potter

Emily Potter is a copywriter at the National Trust. She enjoys writing about places of all kinds, the stories that make them special, and the people who love them enough to save them.

Historic Real Estate: The 19th Century Edition

Posted on: April 19th, 2013 by Emily Potter 1 Comment

 

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Stone Cottage, on the corner of Riverbank and Talbot Streets in Burlington, NJ.

1840 Stone Cottage -- Burlington, New Jersey

Designed and built by acclaimed Philadelphia architects William Strickland and Thomas Ustick Walter, this nearly 5,000-square-foot cottage is a Gothic Revival masterpiece. It was built on the highest point of Burlington City’s riverfront and offers gorgeous views and original historic features throughout. Price tag:... Read More →

The National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America's historic places. Join us today to help protect the places that matter to you.

Emily Potter

Emily Potter is a copywriter at the National Trust. She enjoys writing about places of all kinds, the stories that make them special, and the people who love them enough to save them.