This is my foray into the world of suburban house hunting and my endless battle with normalcy and sameness.
Monday, October 18, 2010
209 East Abbott St Lansford Borough, PA 18232
I'm NOT complaining because of my church conversion lust but this is the third church in the town of Lansford, PA!
Either this is a town that has one church for every person or someone has seriously lost religion!
No complaints from me but I do have to find out a little more about this town!
From Wikipedia: Lansford is a borough in Carbon County, Pennsylvania, located 27 miles (43 km) northwest of Allentown and 9 miles south of Hazleton. Settled in 1845, Lansford was incorporated in 1876. In 1900, 4,888 people lived in Lansford; in 1910, 8,321 people inhabited it, and in 1940, 8,710 residents called Lansford home. The population was 4,230 at the 2000 census. Lansford grew with the development of local anthracite coal mines.
The old No. 9 Mine and Museum in Lansford, a deep mine which operated from 1855 to 1972, is now open as a tourist attraction offering tours of the mine and a wealth of information on local mining history. A museum occupying the mine's former Wash Shanty building on the site displays a large collection of mining artifacts. One of the local mine bosses, John P. Jones, was murdered in Lansford, reportedly in connection with labor union strife, attributed to members of a secret society known as the Molly Maguires, many of whom were put on trial and hanged in Carbon and Schuylkill Counties during the mid- to late 1870's.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.0 km²), all of it land. Lansford is 1 mile north of Summit Hill, and 10 miles west of Lehighton and 5 miles northeast of Tamaqua. Lansford's elevation is 1145 feet above sea level.
Since 1952, Lansford has been home to WLSH 1410 on the AM dial. The call letters stand for Lansford and neighboring Summit Hill.
Joseph Horvath is the Mayor of Lansford and is assisted by a council. The town also has a fire department, police force, and ambulance corporation.
Lansford is part of the Panther Valley School District and home of their newly remodeled football stadium and walking track.
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,230 people, 1,878 households, and 1,098 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,710.0 people per square mile (1,046.9/km²). There were 2,228 housing units at an average density of 1,427.4/sq mi (551.4/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.18% White, 0.35% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.28% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.42% of the population.
There were 1,878 households out of which 24.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.4% were married couples living together, 14.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.5% were non-families. 37.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.92.
In the borough the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 19.1% from 45 to 64, and 25.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 84.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.2 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $27,478, and the median income for a family was $37,773. Males had a median income of $30,405 versus $22,255 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $14,347. About 10.9% of families and 14.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.5% of those under age 18 and 10.4% of those age 65 or over.
WLSH, a 5,000 watt station at 1410 on the AM dial with an Oldies format, signed-on December 24, 1952. The call letters stand for Lansford and neighboring, Summit Hill. Notable residents
Main article: List of people from the Lehigh Valley
* Benjamin Bloom, educational psychologist known for the Bloom's Taxonomy hierarchy of learning model.
* Jimmy Dorsey, big band leader.
* Tommy Dorsey, big band leader.
* Richard Marcinko, founder of SEAL Team SIX and Red Cell and co-author, Rogue Warrior.
209 East Abbott St Lansford Borough, PA 18232
1.5 Baths 9,396 Sq Ft 0.15 Acres
Beds Baths 1.5 baths
House Size 9396 sq ft Lot Size 0.15 Acres
Price $55,000 Price/sqft $6
Single Family Home
Neighborhood Style Traditional
* Status: Active
* County: Carbon
* Approximately 0.15 acre(s)
* 3 total half bath(s)
* Type: Fee simple
* Lot size is less than 1/2 acre
Heating Features Oil
Exterior Construction Brick,Stone
Interior Features Cathedral ceilings, Oven electric, Refrigerator, Full basement, Hot water - Oil, Master bathroom: 8x18 1st Floor
Exterior Features Curbs, Sidewalk, Public sewer, Public water
Last refreshed 1 hours ago MLS ID 372559
Days on site 6 days
Direct access URL http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/209-E-Abbott-St_Lansford-Borough_PA_18232_M41045-45513