Historic House Listings

“Towanda Academy”, Circa 1835 in Pennsylvania. $269,900

March 2, 2024

The former Towanda Academy. It is said the “father of American music”, Stephen Collins Foster, was a student at the school. The school was built in 1835. It is located on .46 acre in Towanda, Pennsylvania. Would be nice to undo some of the renovations, but it’s still a nice house. The home features hardwood floors, wide baseboards, built-ins and chair rails. There is a cute backyard playhouse and detached storage shed. The backyard is fenced and has a nice patio with fire pit. Four bedrooms, two bathrooms and 2,688 square feet. $269,900

Contact Sarah Dunn: 570-888-2407

From the Zillow listing:


This striking historic home features 4 bedrooms 2.5 baths. Classic details include large molding and pristine wood flooring throughout. Relaxing in large living room with fireplace. Large mudroom with lots of storage. Oversized backyard paradise completely fenced in, complete with a tree house for the little ones to enjoy and play. A vary of blooming flowers and shrubbery align the entire back Yard. Once the school house for Stephen Collins Foster, known as “the father of American music”, was an American composer known primarily for his parlour and minstrel music during the Romantic period. He wrote more than 200 songs, Historians cite the village of Camptown, Pa. as the basis for the song. The races were resumed nearby in 1965 as a footrace, without horses. The Pennsylvania Historical Society confirmed that Foster traveled through the small town and afterwards wrote the song. The Bradford County Historical Society documents Foster attending school in near Towanda in 1840 and 1841



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