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Sagacious Schoolhouse Seeks Sharp Student Willing to Learn New Lesson

4919 Chapman Rd -- Delaware, Ohio 

I began hosting educators and their pupils in the 1800s. Though I’ve long since graduated from active learning institution to historic structure, I still have a few lessons I’d like to share. So take a seat. School is back in session!... 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.

Jamesha Gibson

Jamesha Gibson

Jamesha Gibson is an Editorial Intern at the National Trust. She is passionate about using historic preservation as an avenue for underrepresented communities to share their unique stories. Jamesha also enjoys learning about other cultures through reading, art, language, dancing, and especially cuisine.

 

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The main house on historic Hedge Farm

Historic Heirloom Seeks Guardian Family to Become Next Link in Story Chain of History

Hedge Farm -- Red Banks, Mississippi

When you’ve held several generations of a family within your walls for over a century, it’s hard to see them leave. After standing witness to all their love, pain, and drama you realize just how much each person in that family has contributed to the storyline of your rich and compelling history. When they’ve gone, you feel a little incomplete -- like there is a missing link in the continuum of your story chain.

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The interior of the main house boasts original heart pine floors.

It was hard coming to terms with that incomplete feeling. But soon I realized that after a century's worth of experience loving and sheltering a family, I wanted to do it again. I wanted to feel children’s feet running across my original heart pine floors. I wanted to hear snoring from all three bedrooms and fighting over the two bathrooms. I wanted to see camping trips and picnics in various spots along my 160 rolling acres and fishing in my pond. I wanted to hear the creak of rocking chairs on my porch and the soft laughter of relatives floating into the hot Mississippi summer night.

I want a family to start their story here -- to be the next link in my story chain of history. Could it be yours? Check me out here.

Curious about buying a historic property, but not sure where to start? Read our toolkit series The Buyer’s Guide to Historic Homes and The ‘New Old House Starter Kit’ for Older and Historic Homes.

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.

Jamesha Gibson

Jamesha Gibson

Jamesha Gibson is an Editorial Intern at the National Trust. She is passionate about using historic preservation as an avenue for underrepresented communities to share their unique stories. Jamesha also enjoys learning about other cultures through reading, art, language, dancing, and especially cuisine.

 

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The Frederick R. Buell residence

Frederick R. Buell Residence Seeks Elmer Grey Fan with Laidback Taste

2726 E. Kenwood Blvd. -- Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Take a look at me. I mean a really good look. For you Elmer Grey fans, do you see anything familiar? I hope so, because I’m the renowned architect’s first solo commission. Though I’m not as well known as the Pasadena Playhouse or as famous as the Beverly Hills Hotel (two of Grey’s most celebrated works), I hold the essence of Grey’s early genius.

All of his fine detail and unparalleled style is revealed when you open any of my many windows. The sunlight rushes in and illuminates the intricate woodwork throughout my hallways, bedrooms, kitchen, and especially around my two fireplaces in the parlor and front room.

Having the bragging rights of living in an Elmer Grey original is great, but I think it’s the little modern upgrades that make living in me especially worthwhile. Six spacious bedrooms (including an in-law suite with a kitchenette), a lower-level theater and game room, and a private yard with a patio and porch swing await you, ready to make your evenings laidback and leisurely.

Want to relax here? Check me out here.

Curious about buying a historic property, but not sure where to start? Read our toolkit series The Buyer’s Guide to Historic Homes and The ‘New Old House Starter Kit’ for Older and Historic Homes.

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.

Jamesha Gibson

Jamesha Gibson

Jamesha Gibson is an Editorial Intern at the National Trust. She is passionate about using historic preservation as an avenue for underrepresented communities to share their unique stories. Jamesha also enjoys learning about other cultures through reading, art, language, dancing, and especially cuisine.

 

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6 Palm Row, St. Augustine, Florida

1910 Victorian Treasure Seeks Visionary with a Passionate Preservationist Heart

6 Palm Row -- St. Augustine, Florida

105 isn’t that old. Especially since I’m located in St. Augustine -- a city that’s about to celebrate its 450th anniversary -- I always feel relatively young.

From my high porches you can see just how much the landscape has changed over the last four centuries. But the architectural splendor doesn’t end with the exquisite historic vistas. Step inside my door and you’ll find original hardwood floors running throughout many of my five bedrooms and additional five living areas. You’ll also find numerous other architectural elements that can please the discerning eye.

As I said before, 105 isn’t that old. However, the passage of a century has taken somewhat of a toll on my interior. That’s why I’m looking for a visionary; someone who can look beyond the inner wear and tear and see endless possibilities. Someone who can take tender loving care to next level and bring out the vibrant Victorian I once was. Could it be you?

Think you have the passionate preservationist heart to take me on? Accept the challenge here.

Curious about buying a historic property, but not sure where to start? Read our toolkit series The Buyer’s Guide to Historic Homes and The ‘New Old House Starter Kit’ for Older and Historic Homes.

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.

Jamesha Gibson

Jamesha Gibson

Jamesha Gibson is an Editorial Intern at the National Trust. She is passionate about using historic preservation as an avenue for underrepresented communities to share their unique stories. Jamesha also enjoys learning about other cultures through reading, art, language, dancing, and especially cuisine.

 

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Solid Stone Colonial Seeks Connoisseur of Finely Aged Homes

2880 Forge Road -- Glasgow, Virginia

I may not be a brick house, but I’m solid as a rock. My 20-inch thick stone walls have endured for centuries and, like finely aged wine, get better over time.

All the life and vigor I’ve acquired over the last 200-plus years shines through in every fiber of my historic character -- from  my exposed wooden beams, to my beaded plank partition walls, to my stone fireplaces. All that rich, historic flavor will embrace you in any one of my three bedrooms and give you that comforting, warm feeling of home.

If you’re up for an adventure, roam around on my four-acre tract and follow the grooves of the footpaths carved out by the many explorers and frontiersmen before you. And at the end of your walk, let the awe-inspiring vista of the Blue Ridge Mountains take your breath away.

Think you are savvy enough to appreciate me? Look me up here.

Curious about buying a historic property, but not sure where to start? Read our toolkit series The Buyer’s Guide to Historic Homes and The ‘New Old House Starter Kit’ for Older and Historic Homes.

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.

Jamesha Gibson

Jamesha Gibson

Jamesha Gibson is an Editorial Intern at the National Trust. She is passionate about using historic preservation as an avenue for underrepresented communities to share their unique stories. Jamesha also enjoys learning about other cultures through reading, art, language, dancing, and especially cuisine.

 

Today we continue our installment of Historic Real Estate called “Preservation Personals,” where we let the historic properties speak for themselves. Today's personal is ...

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325 S. Pitt St.

Stylish and Sophisticated Historic Townhome Seeks Chic Owner Looking for a Good Time

325 S. Pitt St. -- Alexandria, Virginia

Historic house hunting is like a box of chocolates -- you never know what you’re going to get. Sometimes that’s good, sometimes that’s bad, but in my case you’ve definitely stumbled across a gem like now other!

I have a signature late 19th-century elegance complimented by a chic modern touch. My elaborate high ceilings, dappled by crystal-like chandeliers throughout, are reminiscent of lighthearted Gilded Age parties.

If you’d like to host a stylish party of your own, I have a full gourmet kitchen complete with marble counter tops and top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances capable of making every event a success. After the party, put your feet up in any of my three bedrooms, or steal away into the garden enclave in the backyard and let the crickets serenade you with a midnight melody.

Sound like a treasure you can’t resist? Don’t let me get away! Check me out here.

Curious about buying a historic property, but not sure where to start? Read our toolkit series The Buyer’s Guide to Historic Homes and The ‘New Old House Starter Kit’ for Older and Historic Homes.

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.

Jamesha Gibson

Jamesha Gibson

Jamesha Gibson is an Editorial Intern at the National Trust. She is passionate about using historic preservation as an avenue for underrepresented communities to share their unique stories. Jamesha also enjoys learning about other cultures through reading, art, language, dancing, and especially cuisine.