A 1-story, 2 bedroom "True Mount Gretna" cottage up for Absolute Auction!

Property Inspection - Sun., Aug. 16th from 1-3PM

PERSONAL PROPERTY TO BE SOLD AS AN ENTIRETY.  ONE BID BUYS EVERYTHING ON THE HOME. THIS LOT WILL BE AUCTIONED AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE REAL ESTATE. MORE INFO AND PICS TO FOLLOW. 

- ID #: 14-2326263-335393-0000

- CHAUTAUQUA

- 1-story; single family home 

- Built approx. in 1950

- 0.07 acres 

- (+/-) 995 SF (according to courthouse records) 

- 2 bedrooms 

- 1.5 baths 

- Living room 

- Eat-in kitchen

- Sitting area

- Large front porch

- Oil, forced air heat

- Corner lot

- Public water and public sewer

- No basement

- Taxes approx. $3,053 (total)

- Mount Gretna Borough, Cornwall-Lebanon School District

Property History:
The Mt. Gretna Newsletter
No. 81 April 8, 2008
Written By: Roger Groce

MT. GRETNA REMEMBERS CHARLTON HESTON
The passing of actor Charlton Heston this week recalled memories of his return to Gretna Theater in 1992 after an absence of more than 40 years. At a gathering at the Timbers, someone asked how he wanted to be remembered. Heston replied, "As a pro. He knew his lines, and he didn't bump into anyone."
Mt. Gretna's Henry Homan did his first professional broadcast interview with Heston while he was here in 1948. Yet so many other Mt. Gretna legends have attached to the actor's time here that it's often difficult to separate fact from myth. 
Several cottages have been sold under the "Heston slept here" claim. But, in truth, he and Lydia, whom he married in 1944, rented "Berkshire," the Granoff cottage, which is located at 102 Brown Avenue—alongside Pinch Road and just in back of where art show co-founder Bruce Johnson once lived. 
During the 1940s, Mary Sell owned the cottage where Heston actually stayed that summer. One afternoon, Mary stopped by and discovered Heston sitting at the dining room table and eating peanut butter straight from the jar. That offense, clearly, was high on Mary's 'thou shall not' list. Betsy Brown, who lived across the street, says Mary "gave him a calling down." Added Harry Balmer, recalling childhood memories, says that "If Mary ever raised her voice to Chuck Heston, he'd surely remember it. She could peel and core an apple at 25 yards with her voice if she raised it."

"Several cottages have been sold under the "Heston slept here" claim. But, in truth, he and Lydia, whom he married in 1944, rented "Berkshire," the Granoff cottage, which is located at 102 Brown Avenue—alongside Pinch Road and just in back of where art show co-founder Bruce Johnson once lived."

Don't miss this opportunity to purchase a great investment property with rental potential in Chautauqua.  Located in a great spot in Mount Gretna and within walking distance to mostly all Mount Gretna activities.  Amenities include the Lake with it's own sandy beach, playhouse, craft fairs, art shows and the Jigger Shop!

CALL BILL BERING JR. AT 717.926.7910 FOR MORE INFORMATION

A 10% deposit due day of auction.  Balance due in 45 days.  A 10% Buyer's Premium will be added to the final purchase price to be paid by the Buyer(s).

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