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1834 Historic Home

State College, Pennsylvania

The Harpster Manor

Bedrooms: 13
Stories: 3

Acres: 40.000

Listing #: 1774
  • Finished Basement
  • Dining room
  • Entry Hall
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Room
  • Living room
  • Music Room
  • Circular driveway
  • Driveway - Paved
  • Patio
  • Pond
  • Restored exterior
  • Wrap Around Porch
  • Built-in Cabinets
  • Fireplace
  • Grand staircase
  • Oil Heating
  • Steam Radiators
  • Water Heater - Electric
  • Picnic pavillion
  • Waterfall
  • 5 acre pond
  • Limestone trout stream
This historic 28 room stone home is situated on 40 acres near Penn State University and includes a 5 acre pond and apprx. a mile of Spruce Creek, a world class limestone trout stream.

The Harpster Manor
The Harpster Manor
A grand stone manor on 40 acres
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5 acre pond
5 acre pond
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Picnic Pavillion
Picnic Pavillion
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World class limestone trout stream
World class limestone trout stream
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A piece of History

In 1834 John Lyon built this large limestone mansion near a good spring in the heart of Central Pennsylvania. Three generations of the Lyon's family lived here until 1910. For a period after that it was operated as a country club, a boarding house and later used for private parties and dances.

The 28 room mansion has gracious fireplaces of black marble, open stairways, huge bedrooms and baths. Flower gardens, shrubs and trees surround the property and a picnic pavillion now stands where the old grist mill once stood. Water from a 5 acre pond winds down the spillway and through the estate on its curving journey to the Juniata River at Spruce Creek Village. This is also the place former President Jimmy Carter has come to fool some trophy sized trout.

Archived in June, 2012

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