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Buildings for Sale

The Foundation for Historic Building Rescue, Inc. offers buildings and structures for sale to raise funds to restore and re-erect buildings of historical significance that have been slated for demolition.

The buildings on this list have been:

  • rescued from the bulldozers
  • professionally dismantled
  • documented with field sketches, video footage and/or photography
  • tagged and assembled as a kit

They are ready to re-erect at your site.


Take a Step Into the PAST Lane:

Taking part in The Foundation's program to save historical architecture saves our heritage and our country's history. Each one of these structures has a story to tell. You, as an owner, will be a part of that story. Let's watch these structures stand and be admired for future generations.

For general questions on the process of purchasing one of our historic buildings, please visit our FAQ's page.

To enthusiastically discuss the buildings you are interested in:
Call 215-256-9080 Ask for Mike

Buildings/Items for Sale

Description of the Property Non-Member Price Status Pictures

Houses

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1840's Brick House
1840's Brick House approximately 30' x 40' (Still Standing!). With 8 fireplaces, many built-ins, wide pine floors. Has 12' x 14' summer kitchen el in rear of building. Great original condition- Hurry, this one won't last long!
$35,000 No longer Availble
Lost!
Pictures
1850's Brick Farmhouse (Hurry, must sell by May 31st)
Approximately 24 x 28 house kit plus 1870's side addition. Kit comes with rafters, floor joists, original wide plank pine floors, windows, interior doors, frames and moldings plus original front door w/ transom and lock & key. Dismantled, tagged & documented and ready to go.
$30,000 no longer
available
Pictures
20' x 28' Gruber Road House, c. 1820
Circa 1820 20' x 28' Timber Frame House from Harleysville PA. There are Photos of the Hardware, doors and fireplace on the interior. The House was frame and filled with brick on the first floor. It has a three room floor plan on the ground floor and a winding staircase to the upstairs.
19' x 24' Carriage Barn, c. 1820 2-Story Hand Hewn oak Great small building, original features all there, many spare parts (dismantled & ready) Would prefer to keep Carriage Barn with House.
$25,000/house
Lost/barn
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1840 Center Hall Timber Frame House (Pine Grove House)
Approximately 26 1/2' x 35 1/2', this 5 bay Georgian Timber Frame House has an attached summer kitchen and many additions. The materials from the additions will be thrown in for spare parts.
No Longer Available   Pictures

Log Houses

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20X24 2 1/2-Story Chestnut Log House
It has been carefully dismantled, tagged, photographed, and mapped for reassembly. Although there are no floorboards for this house, it has a gable fireplace and is made of Chestnut - a RARE find!
$10,000   Pictures
18X28 2 1/2-Story Chestnut Log House, Ctr. Fireplace $10,000   Pictures
18 x 22 Vertical Corner Post 1 1/2 story log house CUTE! $18,000 Sold Pictures
21' x 25' Vertical Corner Post Log House c. 1840 (Harrisburg House)
House needs some repair and reform, but is a great structure to alter to your liking. Please note clapboard and house additions/outbuildings have been removed and some of these materials will be included as spare parts. House details: 2 1/2 story, original floors (unpainted and smooth), 2 "spiral" staircases and some windows, doors and trim included. Also, original structure was chinked with wood, but could be chinked with wood or stone. Complete house is now in storage and ready to go.
Pig Shed (also available - see below)
Sold!   Pictures

Barns

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31' x 40' Ground Barn, circa 1875
31' x 40' Hemlock Frame Ground Barn. Barn is slated for demolition June 7, 2004 so...time is running out for this great structure. Loft area is accessed via ladders, no drive up barn hill on this late 19th barn. Please help save this barn before it's history.
Lost!   Pictures
32 x 50 Bank Barn- circa 1840
The barn is made of oak w/ a Queen Post truss.Price includes: frame, some siding, interior walls, granary & ladders. Good condition- tagged, documented, photographed, dismantled & ready to ship to your location.
Sold!   Pictures
15 x 22 Carriage Barn - late 19th Century
Cute carriage barn made of hemlock- must move by end of year! Hurry, this great small outbuilding needs a new home!
Sold! Sold New Photos!
48' x 56' Bank Barn, circa 1930
A 20th century timber frame barn made of pine (Queen post). In great condition - not many barns utilized this old fashion post & beam technique at this late period. Dismantled, tagged & documented (frame only). Ready to ship to your location!
$10,000   Pictures
30 X 50 Bank Barn, circa 1870 (Bernville Barn)
Hemlock, complete frame, circular sawn beams, vertical sawn pine floor planks, plus granary
Sold!   Pictures
46X52 Bank Barn, circa 1880 (Skippack Barn)
Mixed woods, double overhand gable ramp, 12" siding, Nice (still standing)
$15,000 Sold Pictures
30 X 40 Ground Barn, circa 1875 (Pennsburg Barn)
Hemlock Barn in mint condition, includes ladders, lofts and slate roof - plus spare parts from additions. It is a beauty! Available immediately!
$15,000 Sold Pictures
Circa 1825 Pennsylvania Bank Barn (Boyertown Barn)
30' x 40'including its lean-to addition; it measures 20' x 44' without the addition
Lost!   Pictures
28 X 38 PA Bank Barn circa 1880
28 x 38 canted Queen-Post frame of hemlock. Good condition, tagged, documented, videotaped, photographed and dismantled- Barn is ready to ship to your location. Hurry - this is a nice barn and will go quickly!
$20,000 Sold Pictures

Miscellaneous and Outbuildings

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28X48 3-Story Montg. Co. Gristmill
Complete with workings and original red clapboard with advertising. Timber framed. Originally powered by steam engine, therefore, does not contain a water wheel. Original floors had been replaced, replacement floors saved. Original staircases intact. Please note that gable end had stone to the second floor from its original bank setting, therefore, this section will need to be replaced. Dismantled and ready to go.
$35,000   Pictures
12X36 Covered Bridge, Multiple Kingpost $50,000    
18 x 26 Drive Through Corncrib
(Skippack)
  No longer
Available
 
18X24 Trac/Wagon Shed with Corn Crib
Clean, Q-sawn oak (MOPAC)
$ 2,500 Sold Pictures
18'x30' Drive Thru Corn Crib/Wagon Shed Combination
with a full height 2nd Floor Storage Room
$ 4,000 Sold Pictures
Pig Shed from Harrisburg House
Approx. 16' x 24'. Needs repair, but worth saving. Swinging pig doors included.
$2,000   Pictures

Architectural Parts

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Items from House in Quakertown. Including: Gingerbread, Slate, Front Porch w/ Tin Roof, Summer Kitchen (Sold), Smokehouse, Interior Doors w/ Trim, Window Trim/Sills & Baseboards price
negotiable
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4 Panel Doors w/ Original Hardware (c. 1850) $75 ea. or
deal on
all 10
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Other Buildings Available!
Call with your needs!

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