A Historic Bank Turned Into a New Bloomfield Home is For Sale

A Historic Bank Turned Into a New Bloomfield Home is For SaleCentral PA holds a vast variety of property types and styles. Some of them are incredibly unique and truly one of a kind. Currently, there is a historic home for sale in the borough of New Bloomfield, featured in the Life and Culture section of Penn Live News.

A Little About the Home

The home has undergone some renovations to take it from an old business to a comfortable single-family home. It now offers a spacious 3,000 square feet of living space with a four-bedroom and one-and-a-half-bathroom floorplan. There is also a detached two-story barn garage. There is potential for the garage to house a game room or other fun extra space. 

The home has been nicely renovated but still retains the original charms and features of the structure. Some of these features include beautiful hardwood floors, exposed brick, two staircases, an exterior stone wall facade, and high ceilings. 

This home is nicely located at 101 North Carlisle Street New Bloomfield, PA. It is located in an area of town surrounded by other unique historic properties. It is nicely within walking distance from the heart of New Bloomfield. Just one block from the Perry County courthouse and within walking distance of "downtown" restaurants, the public pool, the bank, and the bowling alley. 

The Homeowner's Were Met With Some Interesting Architecture

When previous homeowners made renovations to the home they found some interesting quirky historical construction in the home. Penn Live shared a portion of a previous article from the Perry County Times in 2010 where previous owners talked about these finds. “During the years 2004 through 2007, Karen and I (previous owners Steve and Karen Dowell) uncovered locations where old stove pipes ran upward and through the floorboards and ceilings, and where the chimneys used to be on the ground-floor levels."

The History of this Unique Property

The previous owners of the home made sure to do their historic homework on the property. Research from the Perry County Historians uncovered that the home was built sometime around 1840 to 1841. The original structure was purchased in 1843 by the Perry Mutual Fire Insurance Company which was a newly formed company at the time. 

The Perry County Bank of Discount and Deposit opened its doors on September 20 1866 on the first floor of the building. The bank was opened by William A Sponsler, Junkin, and Company. The bank operated on the first floor for two years and moved to the center square of Bloomfield in the spring of 1868. 

The next tenant of the first floor to rent space from the insurance company that owned the building was John Baker the editor of the Perry County Freeman Newspaper. The newspaper operated from the first floor of the building on Carlisle Street for ten years until 1888. The newspaper went out of business. The editor of the newspaper, John Baker, remained in the home using it as his home until he died in 1896. At that time the building was sold to Jemima Rice. 

About New Bloomfield

The borough of New Bloomfield is located in Perry County and serves as the county seat. The borough was founded in 1823 and the name comes from blooming covers near the original town site. The borough is still referred to as New Bloomfield but was incorporated under the official name of just Bloomfield in 1831 which is the current official name of the borough. It is a small quiet town that holds a lot of charm with many favorite local restaurants in the downtown area. It's a very quiet and small town that retains historic charm through architecture. It is a great place for anyone looking to be in central Pennsylvania away from the hustle but just minutes from larger boroughs and cities.

If you are interested in this unique home or are looking for other homes in Central PA, I am here to help. Let's start shopping for your next central PA home. Whether you are looking for a historic gem in a walkable downtown area, a charming low-maintenance multi-family property, brand-new construction and community amenities, or a home on sprawling acreage, I can help you find a home you will love. Contact me any time with any central PA real estate needs. 

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