Sale of Note: Historic Upsala in Mount Airy

Posted on: May 18, 2017

Elfant Wissahickon Realtors and The Philadelphia Moves Team would like to thank the National Trust for Historic Preservation for placing their trust in them for the sale of Upsala, the historic mansion in Mt. Airy that served as the staging ground for Continental Army forces during the Battle of Germantown.

The mansion began as a private residence and it will become one again with its purchase from a private seller for well over its $499,000 asking price. Elfant Wissahickon Realtors listed the historic 7-bedroom, 1.5-bath home in September of 2016, and two months later, the house was under contract

“Upsala is a special property and this is a victory for its long-term stewardship,” said Katherine Malone-France, the National Trust’s vice president for historic sites. “We are delighted that the new owners are returning the property to its original use and are committed to its preservation.”

As part of the public access requirement of the preservation easement, the new owners will allow the front of Upsala to be used for the Battle of Germantown reenactments, annually held in October. Mt. Airy Day will be held on the grounds of Cliveden and the 6400 block of Germantown Avenue.”

For more information about Upsala, you can go HERE

Sources: PhillymagCurbed