$450,000 30 S 2nd Street Columbia, PA

MLS: PALA174630   Type: Single Family   County: Lancaster   City: Columbia   Area: Columbia Boro   Neighborhood: Columbia Borough   Zip: 17512   Style: Converted Dwelling,Colonial,Federal     Stories: 3   Taxes: $8,782

Mortgage $2,113 /mo



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Prepare to be AMAZED by this rare & charming home that is lovingly maintained in its almost 225 year old history! Only owned by 5 families maintaining the historic uniqueness. Constructed in 1795, seldom does such a property of historic interest grace the market. Built by William Wright, a financier of the first bridge across the Susquehanna, nephew of Susanna Wright (Wright's Ferry Mansion, Columbia an adjoining property), grandson of one of the founders of the community of Columbia. It is known that William Wright, was a Quaker and fervent abolitionist, was perhaps the first to suggest a system and concert of action among the friends of the slaves to help them in their flight from southern bondage to a land of freedom by establishing a number of stations, along this route, where friends could direct and pass the fugitives from one friend to another. Hence it came to be known as the Underground Railroad, as stated in the History of Lancaster by Ellis and Evans, County, 1883. This dwelling has long been believed to be a "stop" on the Underground Railroad and has become the home of John Q Denny - one of the groups of men who set fire to the 4th bridge across the Susquehanna to keep Confederate Forces on the western shore which set up battle of Gettysburg, 1863. This time capsule home has originally faced the river but as the town developed the back became the front. It features an enviable setting of the Federal Period that has been retained in the original 1795 section of the home and most of the original structure is there, with one of the best Chippendale Flying Staircase west of Philadelphia, from the moldings and mantels to the floors and walls and locks and keys! Despite all the changes made to the dwelling, windows, mantles, and pocket doors are intact from the late 1800's renovation. The recently renovated includes soft pine flooring from France, a modern kitchen, and an additional 1st-floor bedroom and full bath. Three-story brick, 6 bedroom suite, situated in a picturesque neighborhood, and directly next door to Wright Ferry Mansion Museum and walking trails, it features a spacious level yard, pristine original wide-hardwood floors. Close to almost everything and still feels tucked away on a quiet tree-lined street. If these walls could talk - imagine the stories it could share! Have you ever wanted to own a piece of history? NOW is your chance! Schedule your exclusive showing today!

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Price History

1/14/2021 Listed $450,000

Acceptable Financing Cash, Conventional
Accessibility 2+ Access Exits
Appliances Dishwasher, Dryer, Refrigerator, Stove, Washer
Architectural Style Converted Dwelling, Colonial, Federal
Association Y/N N
Bathrooms Count Main Level 2.00
Bathrooms Full Main Level 1
Condo/Coop Association Y/N N
Construction Materials Brick, Masonry
Cool Fuel Electric, Other
Cooling Central A/C, Other
Days on Market 75
Exclusions Microwave, Video Surveillance System with all Equipment, Nantucket door knocker
Exterior Features Sidewalks, Water Fountains, Outbuilding(s)
Facing Direction East
Flooring Hardwood
Garage Spaces 1.00
Garage Y/N Y
Heating Hot Water, Radiator
High School COLUMBIA
High School District COLUMBIA BOROUGH
Interior Features Attic, Built-Ins, Butlers Pantry, Cedar Closet(s), Additional Stairway, Chair Railings, Crown Moldings, Curved Staircase, Dining Area, Wood Floors
Levels 3
MLS Area Columbia Boro (10511)
New Construction N
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Ownership Fee Simple
Patio/Porch Features Deck(s), Patio(s), Porch(es)
Possession Settlement
Price Per Sq Ft 101.6
Property Type Residential
PropertyCondition Very Good
Senior Community Y/N N
Sewer Public Sewer
Structure Type Detached
Tax Annual Amount 8782.0
Tax Year 2021
Vacation Rental Y/N N
View Garden/Lawn, River
Water Access Y/N N
Zoning Description Downtown Commerical. Present use Residential.

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 4429
Above Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Basement Full, Workshop, Walkout Stairs, Poured Concrete, Sump Pump
Basement Y/N Y
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 1
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 1.00
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 1
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 1
Bathrooms Half Main Level 1
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 5
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 4
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 2 1
Below Grade Finished Area 0
Below Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Below Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Sqft 0
Below Grade Unfin Sqft Source Assessor
Central Air Y/N Y
Fireplace Features Brick
Fireplace Y/N Y
Full Baths 2
Half Baths 1
Heating Fuel Oil
Heating Y/N Y
Hot Water Oil
Laundry Type Main Floor
Living Area 4429
Main Level Bedrooms 1
Room Type Living Room, Dining Room, Sitting Room, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Bedroom 4, Kitchen, Den, Foyer, Bedroom 1, Great Room, Laundry, Utility Room, Workshop, Bathroom 1, Bonus Room, Half Bath
Total Baths 3
Total Bedrooms 6
Total Fireplaces 5

Exterior Features

# Of Attached Garage Spaces 1
Door Features French, Double Entry
Garage Features Built In
Inclusions Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Sump Pump, Garage Door Opener
Lot Dimensions 0.00 x 0.00
Lot Features Landscaping, Private
Lot Size Acres 0.48
Lot Size Source Assessor
Lot Size Square Feet 20909.00
Navigable Water Y/N N
Pool Y/N No Pool
Total Parking Spaces 3
Type of Parking Attached Garage, Driveway, Off Street
Water Oriented Y/N N
Water Source Public
Water View Y/N Y
Waterfront Y/N N

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
Bathroom 1 Main
Bathroom 1 Upper 1
Bedroom 1 Upper 1
Bedroom 1 Main
Bedroom 1 Upper 2 Cedar Lined Closet
Bedroom 2 Upper 1
Bedroom 3 Upper 1
Bedroom 4 Upper 1
Bonus Room Upper 2
Den Main
Dining Room Main Formal Dining Room
Foyer Main
Great Room Main
Half Bath Main
Kitchen Main Pantry,Kitchen - Eat-in
Laundry Main
Living Room Main
Sitting Room Main
Utility Room Main
Workshop Lower 1

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Property vs Zip Code Avg (17512)

Price 450K Avg 308K

Sqr Feet 4,429 Avg 3,212

Cost / Sqr Ft $102 Avg $96

Taxes $8,782 Avg $6,339

Acres 0.48 Avg 0.43

Visits 135 Avg 112

Days on Site 87 Avg 96

Walkscore® 77 Avg 55

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