February 1, 2014

Historic Real Estate: The Not-A-House Edition

  • By: Emily Potter
blog_photo_123 Acres on the Ashley River
View of the wetlands along the Ashley River.

123 Acres on the Ashley River -- Charleston, S.C.

The Ashley River area contains 26 separate sites that are listed in the National Register of Historic Places, which puts this historic property in good company. Among these acres is 1,500 feet of river frontage, 27 acres of delineated wetlands, and over 1,000 feet of road frontage on Highway 61. It is a perfect location for country living. Price: $1,475,000

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Own a piece of history with this coffee house.

Historic Literary Coffee House -- Old Towne Petersburg, Va.

Love history, literature, and coffee ... and are you looking to buy a historic property? Then this is the perfect listing for you. It’s the site of Edgar Allen Poe’s 1836 honeymoon, today known as Hiram Haines Coffee and Ale House, named after a friend of Poe and fellow poet. The shop first opened in 1814 and was recently revived in 2010. Price: $425,000

blog_photo_Historic Pan Am Garage
It's not just a garage, it's a building with a history. And now it's for sale.

Pan Am Garage -- Hartsville, Tenn.

An interesting structure with an intriguing background, this historic garage is located in downtown Hartsville Historic District. Approximately 1,400 square feet inside has the potential to be used however the next owner wishes. It is the ultimate fixer-upper property for someone with imagination. Price: $42,000

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