Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Quintessential "P.A." Farmstead?

Some visitors might think so once they've traveled the rural corners of Pennsylvania––"P. A." to the natives. Red barns and outbuildings are often common and many of these family dwellings date from the early to mid-1800s.

Yes, most were modernized with central heat and indoor plumbing and are continually updated over the decades, a rural version of "The Money Pit." But many homeowners bear the expense of remodeling and maintenance to retain a sense of history deeply embedded in the timbers of these treasured farmhouses.

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