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The Old Pontoria General Store + Pontoria Tavern

1634 MN-84, Backus, MN 56435, USA
$155,000

Description

Pontoria, Minnesota

Look at almost any map of Minnesota and you’ll see the “town” of Pontoria marked between Pine River and Longville on Scenic Highway 84.  Wouldn’t it be fun to “own the town?!”

The “Old Pontoria General Store” building and the former Pontoria Tavern are currently being offered for sale.  The Store dates back to 1909, and the Tavern enjoyed its heyday in the 40’s and 50’s.  This unique property sits on 2 acres across from the public access to pristine Ponto Lake–consistently ranking high by the MN DNR for water clarity and great fishing.

Local historians tell of Pontoria’s interesting past and significance.  It served a stage coach stop back in the day as well as the local Post Office.   The first area telephone was installed in the basement of the building.  Many a traveler stopped by to pick up supplies and catch up on the latest local news while gathered by the counter and/or wood stove in the storefront.  Several prominent area families called the building home throughout the years–raising their children and supplying dry goods, fishing gear, bait, candy and area souveniers.  At one time, cabins were available for rent across the road on Ponto Lake.

The Old Pontoria General Store has most recently been used as a single family dwelling but can easily lend itself to being a B&B, an artist’s retreat, an antique shop or a variety of home-based businesses.  Please help save this piece of Americana!

 

Detail

  • Property ID
    162023
  • 4
    Bedrooms
  • 2
    Bathrooms
  • Square Footage
    2389 sqft
  • Lot Size
    2 acres
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    Year Built
    1909

Updated on June 17, 2019 at 8:29 pm

Address

  • Address: 1634 MN-84, Backus, MN 56435, USA
  • City: Backus
  • State/county: Minnesota
  • Zip/Postal Code: 56435
  • Country: United States

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