Thursday, May 11, 2023 – ON SITE – C. Ned Foltz Estate Real Estate Public Auction

C. Ned Foltz



LOCATION: 1700 Texter Mountain Road (Corner of Peartown & Texter Mountain Roads),

Reinholds, PA 17569

West Cocalico Township – Lancaster County



Thursday, May 11, 2023

Starting At 6:00 PM

Historical Bechtel’s Mill – Sandstone Two & One Half (2-1/2) Story

Mill On Harnish Creek (Blainsport/Texter Mountain Area)

This Property Certainly Has a Tremendous Amount of Historical Importance!

Many of The Grist Mill Operational Parts Seem to Still Be in Place & Intact!

Excellent Country/Rural Location

West Cocalico Township – Lancaster County

Cocalico School District 

“Highly Motivated Seller – Seller Is Relocating”


Real Estate Details:

First Level:

  • Wooden Porch (8’2″ x 12’10”) – Brick Floor
  • Kitchen & Eat-In Area (34’8″ x 14’9″) – Painted Stucco Walls, Wide Plank Ceiling, Brick Floor w/ Rustic Kitchen Cabinets & Wooden Cutting Board Top Built-In Shelves, 220 Volt For Stove, Double Door Pantry (1’4″ x 2’6″), Recessed Lighting & Pierced Tin Hanging Lamp & Wrought Iron Circular Hanging Lamp, Closet (3’7″ x 3’5″), Cutting Board Top Built-In Cabinets w/ Underneath Storage (2’1″ x 7’1″), Cutting Board Top Built-In Cabinets w/ Underneath Storage (2’1″ x 10′),  Two (2) Door Storage Area (3’6″ x2′) – (Approx. 510 Square Feet)
  • Utility/Furnace Area (14’4″ x 5’10”) – Oil Hot Water Boiler, 275 Gallon Oil Tank
  • Storage Area (6’9″ x 15’4″) – Side Porch Access, At Gable End is a Sandstone Arch Doorway Leading To Outside w/ Sandstone Retaining Wall

Second Level:

  • Raised Level Dining Area (19′ x 15’10”) – Exposed Natural Sandstone, Hand Cut Sandstone On Gable End, Wide Plank Ceiling, Recessed Lighting, Stucco Walls, 13′ Ceiling, Wide Plank Yellow Flooring, Hanging Wrought Iron Lamp, Wooden Doors (3’4″) w/ Wrought Iron Tulip Head Grab Latches, Access to Lower Level & Outside, (Approx. 304 Square Feet)
  • Wooden Stairs Leading to Interior Elevated Level Open Area of Mill Operation, Grinding Mill Stones w/ Wooden Swing Crane & Wooden Grain Receiver, w/ Wide Planking Boards & Built-In Shelves (14’9″ x 15′) – (Approx. 225 Square Feet – Per Level)
  • Kitchen/Living Room Area (15’5″ x 23’3″) – Painted Walls, Wood Floor, Painted Wooden Ceiling, 8’Ceilings, Built-In Counter, Deep Windowsills (1’8″), Front Door Access w/ Concrete Stoop & Landing (Approx. 140 Square Feet)
  • Bathroom (6’4″ x 10’5″) – Vanity Sink, Bathtub, Painted Walls, Wood Floor, Closet (2’8″ x 1’10”), Closet (3’6″ x 1’4″), Deep Windowsills (1’8″)
  • Bedroom Area (14’2″ x 12’8″) – Exposed Beams, Double Door Closet (2′ x 7′), Painted Walls, Deep Windowsills (14″ x 21″)

Third Level (35’x 40′): Open Area w/ Wooden Double Door Outside Access, Interior Wooden Stairway, Serves Strickley As A Storage Area & Operation Mill Fixtures

Multi-Tier Level Basement (5’6″ x 13′ x 16’7″): Sandstone Double Arches (Approx. 720 Square Feet)

Side Porch Area (12′ x 30′): Post & Beam Supports, Roof Area (Approx. 360 Square Feet)

Other Real Estate Details:

  • Built: 1822, Rebuilt in 1910
  • 1,440 Square Feet – Per Level – (Approx. 2,880 Square Feet)
  • Lot Size: 0.97 Acres
  • Corner of Peartown & Texter Mountain Roads
  • Triangle Shaped Lot
  • Three (3) Spring Fed Pond
  • Septic & Water Shared w/ House
  • No Water or Septic System on This Property
  • 200 Amp Electrical Service
  • Oil Hot Water Heat w/ Electric Baseboard Back-Up
  • New Standing Seam Roof
  • Sandstone Retaining Wall
  • Split Rail Fence
  • Outside Second Level w/ Split Rail & Wire Fence
  • Mature Shade & Shrubbery
  • Side & Rear Yards
  • Small Wooden Utility Storage Shed (Approx. 288 Square Feet)
  • Spring Tax: Approx. $864.00
  • Fall Tax: Approx. $3,401.00
  • Property ID #0905820400000


Open House Dates:

Saturday, April 22, 2023 – 12:00 Noon – 2:00 PM

Saturday, April 29, 2023 – 12:00 Noon – 2:00 PM



TERMS OF REAL ESTATE: 10% Down Day of Auction w/ Final Settlement Within Forty-Five (45) Days from Day of Auction 

Financing Available Through:

First Citizens Community Bank, Kathleen Tokonitz (717-202-3913)

Fulton Bank, Christopher B. Karshin (717-682-0693)

Loan Depot, Mark Pontz (717-475-4444)

(Be Sure to Arrange Your Financing Now and be Prepared to Bid and Buy at this Public Auction!)


Note:  The Above Information Provided Is Believed to Be Accurate but Not Guaranteed!

Auction For:

C. Ned Foltz


Auction Conducted By:


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