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Save This House! Willa Cather Birthplace, Circa 1810. On 6 acres in Virginia. $200,000

April 12, 2023

Save this house! Such a shame it has gotten to this condition! This was the birthplace of author, Willa Cather. This property is a Virginia Landmark Property and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This is a perfect example how being on the National Register does not protect a home. This house originally started out as a log home, It was built in 1810. It is located on 5.87 acres in Virginia. There is a second home on the property that was built in 1920. If this house is truly to be saved, that price needs to come down. Hoping there will be interior pictures in the coming days. There is a description stating there is faux grained wood and hardwood floors in the earlier house. I did find a couple of older pictures of the home that I included. Will keep checking for more pictures. Four bedrooms, one bathroom and 2,561 square feet. $200,000

Contact Tina Liggett with Century 21 Braddock Realty: 540-336-7624

From the Zillow listing:


A rare opportunity to own and bring this historic Literary Landmark back to life. The Circa 1810’s farmhouse is on the Virginia Landmarks Registry and the National Registry of Historic Places. The birthplace of Pulitzer Prize- winning author Will Cather is located along route 50, Nortwestern Pike, Gore, Virginia on 5.87 acres. The house is in very poor repair and fans of the famous author are hopeful the property will fall into the hands of someone who will bring new life back to this property. The property has a second house, Circa 1920, also in disrepair but could possibly be lived in while restoring. It has some impressive woodwork and hardwood flooring that would delight those who love those homes of yesteryear. Property is being sold “As-is, Where-Is”. Per Frederick County Planning the property cannot be subdivided.



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