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3798 Government Blvd.

Mysterious Midcentury Modern House Seeks Eccentric Owner

3798 Government Blvd. -- Mobile, Alabama

I’ve got a secret. I’m rumored to be a “collectable” house designed by the one and only architect Robert Byrd. But I’m not letting on as to whether I really am or not. What I will tell you is that I was built around 1958, that I echo many of Byrd's revered design elements, and that I’m not a home for the traditional historic house shopper.

For those of you who appreciate octagon-shaped rooms, cross-hatched glass windows, and original peg and plank wood flooring adorned with exposed stone and brick throughout, I’m the home for you. I’ve also got an upgraded, state-of-the-art master bedroom and kitchen waiting for your personal touch.

Ready for the mysterious to meet the unusual? 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.

 

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W.R.J. Camp House

William R.J. Camp House Seeks Ambitious First-Time Historic House Buyer

2620 Church Street -- Greenville, Texas

Though my Italian-imported, Greek Revival pillars may seem opulent, don’t be too intimidated by my resplendent appearance.

I’m actually the type of house that offers all the trappings for a polite, understated price. I have many of my original historic fixtures as well as some amazing perks (like a second-story balcony with great views and a porte-cochère). I also have wonderful modern amenities such as kitchen and bathroom additions and updated electrical and plumbing systems.

But dear, this is only the beginning. With all these advantages, in addition to a great price, just image all the things we can do together.

Ready to get started? 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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501 Route 57, Mansfield, New Jersey

Property with Crazy Quilt Past Seeks an Imaginative Buyer

501 Route 57 -- Mansfield, New Jersey

You wouldn’t believe the things I’ve transformed into. I’ve sheltered families as a residence. I’ve posed as a retail shop. I even ran a stint as a loft studio. And those are just the uses that have been recorded.

At heart, though, I’ve always been faithful to my original architectural design as a stone barn from the 1760s. But my three levels, open floor plan, and spacious rooms (complemented by two kitchen spaces and two full bathrooms) tend to make potential owners’ imaginations run wild with all the versatile possibilities that my flexible space offers. So, the question is ... what do you want me to be?

Already have an idea? Start planning 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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11031 Franks Rd., Huntingdon, Pennsylvania

Peaceful Paradise Seeks Owner Desiring a Slower-Paced Life

Historic Christian Oyer House, c. 1830

With me, solitude and serenity are all yours. It may not appear so at first; you might see an uptight, stuffy, well-preserved historic house. But if you look past my exterior stucco stone walls and begin to pull back the Federal-style layers, you’ll be more than surprised at what you find.... 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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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.