Funkstown Area

83 – The Barn at Black Rock, circa 1790-1820, Black Rock east of Hagerstown, MD

Posted on: Sunday, March 1st, 2015 @ 2:34 pm

The Barn at Black Rock. An 18th century stone barn rehabilitated to a residence.  Photo by Joe Crocetta/Herald-Mail Company

Barns are an important part of our landscape, great, sweeping structures that evoke an earlier time. They speak to us of our forebears; individuals who could raise the great beams that would frame the barn, stalwart men and women who faced and tamed the frontier. These magnificent icons that once dominated our landscape, that are …

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204 – Valentia Mill Site, late 18th century, south of Funkstown, MD

Posted on: Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 @ 1:42 pm

Valentia Plantation, late 18th century, near Funkstown, MD

Valentia being restored by its owner   VALENTIA Poffenberger Road spreads east from Sharpsburg Pike, a broad new avenue following an old path. Past new subdivisions and cultivated fields, it curls into a bend in Antietam Creek. To the left, shrouded by massive old trees, is a complex of early stone buildings spread across a …

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