Status: Aberdeen, Maryland
Back when we featured this circa-1750 three-bedroom center-hall Colonial—known as Poplar Hill—a Wal-Mart had just moved in across the street, and the property the house sits on was for sale. Sellers James and Anne Pomeroy were fairly certain the new owner would take advantage of their property's potential for further commercial development, so they offered the house free to anyone willing to relocate it, before it was replaced by some big-box real estate. But this house ain't going anywhere. A developer has agreed to buy and restore the house right where it is, turning it into a visitors center for what will soon be a new Aberdeen town center that will include a new train station.