Unique, Historic Property for Lease

Once belonged to Marie Zimmermann

DINGMAN TOWNSHIP, PIKE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - The home, which dates back to 1910, looks like it belongs on a picturesque postcard.

"You can see its in absolutely amazing condition," says Kathleen Sandt, NPS Public Affairs Specialist.

But the house stands south of Milford, in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

Marie Zimmermann, a renowned metal smith and artist, once called this home.

Sandt adds, "she was very active between 1914 and 1930."

Zimmermann moved from Brooklyn. She lived a quiet life, and enjoyed tending to her garden.

"It is a beautiful example of a historic building within the park that has been fully restored," Sandt explains.

The National Park Service took ownership of the quaint home in the 1970's. Now the NPS hopes to lease 3.4 acres of the property.

"Not only will we have additional funds to go ahead and maintain historic buildings in the area, but this also offers an opportunity for local businessmen or businessmen from outside of the area," says Keith Farrar. NPS Deputy Superintendent.

The National Park Service envisions the property as an outdoor venue for weddings, parties or concerts. The lease could incorporate period-style furniture already inside the home.

Sandt explains, "it's definitely a 'wow' property!"

Historic properties are a challenge to maintain and must be renovated under strict guidelines.

"But overall the building is in very good condition," Farrar smiles.

Tha National Park Service hopes to lease the Marie Zimmermann House by January 1, 2018.

FOR MORE INFO: https://www.nps.gov/dewa/learn/management/leasing-of-structures.htm


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