Monday, April 21, 2008

Cantina Restaurant

Listing: #00040252Asking price: $475,000

This historically restored 1864 commercial building on the corner of Main Street and Rt 28 in Andes, is currently running as an 84 seat restaurant/bar with an additional 16 seats outdoors. It is a one-of-a kind example of Gothic Revival architecture, built and designed by Lt. Dowie, a lieutenant in the Civil War. Although the building is now "Cantina", a popular restaurant, it was originally "Dixon's General Store". There have been no significant changes since the original design. The upstairs consists of a large 2 BR 1 BA apartment, ideal if a chef/owner would care to owner occupy the building, and there is an additional studio apartment that could be rented out as well.

Year Built:1864
3/4 Baths:4
Dining Room:50 x 40
Kitchen:20 x 11
Extra Room:15 x 7.6 off
Total Taxes:2,545.14

Busy Mexican restaurant in historic Village of Andes. Circa 1864 Greek Revival features meticulously preserved architectural detail including high ceiling, cornice and crown moldings, original windows and skylight, and wide board floors. 2000 square foot restaurant seats 84 inside and 16 outside summer seats. It is being offered fully equipped and appointed. Upstairs are two apartments; a 5 room, 2 bedroom unit and a studio apartment. The property is almost one-quarter acre in size and has a parking lot. Municipal water and sewer. Oil-fired hot air heating system with all new duct work. Property taxes: Approximately $2,700/year.

Sidney NY

Listing: #00140252Asking price: $249,000

Well built & maintained 1909 Brick commercial building with clock tower. 3,200 sq.ft. of first floor fully rented office space, consisting of a Dance Studio, Hair Salon & VA office. Light filled & brand new 2nd floor is a beautiful large 3 BR, 3,200 sq.ft. apartment with new wood floors, thermal Anderson tilt-in windows, insulation, new sheet rock walls, electric, new bath, kitchen & all appliances. The potential is great for living in a beautiful apartment & collecting rent. Full basement for storage. Municiple sewer, water & parking. Great investment property. Salesperson Owned.

Year Built:1909
Living Area:6500
Living Room:Great Room
Dining Room:40x25
Mstr Bedroom:14x25
Bedroom 2:12x23
Bedroom 3:12x13
Bedroom 4:12x13
Extra Room:18x24
Total Taxes:3868.93

Fleischmanns Village

Frank Lumia Real Estate Plus! LLC
Listing: #00360256Asking price: $249,000

This masonry building with a brick facade is in the center of historic Fleischmanns village, home to a packed Saturday-night auction crowd and just down the road from Belleayre Ski Center. The ground floor features a spacious 1800 sq.ft. storefront with large, old fashioned display windows and lots of back room storage space and an attached 2-car garage, plus a 6-car parking area at the side of the building. Upstairs there are three fully rented apartments (month-to-month). Each is 800 sq.ft. with 2-bedrooms. Rent roll and expenses available upon request.

Year Built:1940
Living Area:4800
Total Taxes:2344

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania $40,000

Bedrooms: 0
Approximate square footage: 6000
Contact: Michael H. Mohr, MD

Under Sales Agreement

This exceptional piece of architecture is being offered by the few remaining members of The German United Evangelical Independent Congregation of Spring Hill (Spring Hill Church). The church is located on the Northside of Pittsburgh, PA, with an address of 1620 Rhine Street, 15212.

The congregation is being dissolved owing to extremes of age and an inability to financially maintain the building.

The congregation was first established in 1889, and was known as the First German United Evangelical Protestant Church. Services were conducted in the German language until 1930. Five generations of my family have been members.

The cornerstone of the building was laid in 1902, with formal dedication in November. The architect was Eugene Ernst and it was modeled on the European Renaissance style. An article in a local newspaper sums up the architectural significance of our church quite well; you may view the article by pasting in the following url into your browser:


  • Zoning is R1AH, meaning single family residential, but still can be used as a church.
  • 3,400 sq ft lot, with similarly sized adjoining lots on either side, which might be available from their respective owners. Please contact them directly.
  • 6,000 sq ft total floor space
  • 2,500 sq ft Sanctuary
  • 2,500 sq ft Social Hall with stage
  • 1,000 sq ft sub-basement with kitchen and dumb waiter
  • Exterior entrances to all 3 levels
  • 2 baths with sink and commode only. No showers or tubs.
  • 19 stained glass windows
  • 6 stained glass ceiling lights
  • 4 large murals of Jesus, painted by the second Pastor of the church, Reverend W. K. Geese, in the early part of the 20th century.
  • Twenty three oak pews, 12' long
  • Oak altar
  • Oak pulpit
  • Marble baptismal font
  • 36" bronze functional church bell
  • Boiler was functional through this past winter, now winterized.
  • All utilities except electricity were shut off this summer.

Please refer to the accompanying URL for a photo album.

The roof is in need of repair, with resulting water damage to ceiling and wall plaster in the Sanctuary and Social Hall. Some of the copper supply plumbing has been stripped by vandals. Wall plumbing remains intact. The electrical system is fuse based.

For very specific satellite imagery of the location, please go to:,-79.992185&spn=0.003451,0.006870&t=h&hl=en Take the image to maximum magnification. The church sits at the head of the R in Rhine Street, just North of the intersection with Walz street. Photos of the church can be found at

We are keen on finding someone who will respect and maintain the architecture, understanding however, that not all attributes of the building might be desired. As such, the structure is also available sans windows, pews, etc.

After expenses, proceeds of this sale will go to charity.