Upcoming auction in Malvern on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 10 a.m. for the sale of the historic “Hardesty Homestead” on East Main Street. The home has been the residence of the Kraft family for several decades.
This large brick home was built between the years 1824-27 by Rev. William Hardesty who platted the original town of Troy (respectively now Malvern) in 1834. The property consists of 7+ acres which includes the family burial ground containing the mortal remains of some of Malvern’s founding citizens.
This historic property has strong ties as a safe house along the Underground Railroad and the burial grounds on the property are said to be the resting place of two fugitive slaves who perished while in the care of the Hardesty family.