UPDATE: Home's Past Includes John Brown's Body

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon
Auction John Brown property

UPDATE 9/12/11: The Perkins House, which is on the site of abolitionist John Brown's execution, did not sell at auction on Sunday because bids did not reach the "reserve price," a minimum amount set by auctioneers to ensure that a home does not sell at too low a price. No new auction is scheduled.

PREVIOUSLY, 9/9/11: As the country marks the 10th anniversary of 9/11 on Sunday, another flash point in American history is being remembered at a property auction in Charles Town, W.Va. The place is hallowed ground for some Civil War history buffs: It includes the spot where radical abolitionist John Brown was hanged in 1859.

The Perkins House that occupies the property was built decades later, in 1891, and retains the Queen Anne style typified by the turret at its front, along with other trappings of the era. The 7,000-square-foot home boasts five bedrooms, six and a half bathrooms and four porches, along with a two-story barn (the home's original), a preserved outhouse and outdoor pool.

John Brown was executed for treason after he led the seizure in October 1859 of a federal armory at Harpers Ferry, W.Va., in an effort to incite a rebellion against slave owners. Considered a traitor by Southerners and a hero by Northerners, Brown met his fate weeks later, on Dec. 2 -- right where this residential throwback has stood for well over a century.

19 PHOTOS
See the Historic Perkins House
See Gallery
UPDATE: Home's Past Includes John Brown's Body
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

Previously offered at $2.25 million, the Perkins House goes up for auction on Sept. 11 with a suggested starting bid of $950,000.

Historic Homes Marketing Group is managing the auction.

Click on the pictures below to see some other homes for sale in Charles Town, W.Va.:



See other homes for sale in Charles Town, W.Va. on AOL Real Estate.

Also see:
Tag This Scottish Castle as a Battle Zone in Graffiti Debate

Woman Faces Foreclosure on House She Bought for $1


More on AOL Real Estate:
Find out how to
calculate mortgage payments.
Find
homes for sale in your area.
Find
foreclosures in your area.
Read Full Story

Want more news like this?

Sign up for Finance Report by AOL and get everything from business news to personal finance tips delivered directly to your inbox daily!

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.

Find a New Home

Buy
Rent
Value
Powered by Zillow

From Our Partners

Cops Catch Up To A Suspicious Speeding Vehicle - And Make An Appalling Discovery Inside Cops Catch Up To A Suspicious Speeding Vehicle - And Make An Appalling Discovery Inside
Don't Get Too Close To a Newborn Giraffe Unless You Want to Get Kicked in the Nuts Don't Get Too Close To a Newborn Giraffe Unless You Want to Get Kicked in the Nuts
If You Find One Of These In Your Yard, Don't Touch It - And Try Not To Panic If You Find One Of These In Your Yard, Don't Touch It - And Try Not To Panic