North County

Kammerer House, 1774, North Washington County, MD

Posted on: Monday, March 30th, 2015 @ 9:42 pm

Kammerer House, 1774

Just south of the Pennsylvania state line near Interstate 81, the efficient, modern buildings of Citicorp are fanned out around an 18th century farmstead. Tucked in the center of this banking complex at the corner of two new streets is the story-and-a-half stone house that Ludwig Kammerer built in 1774 and the frame barn that …

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54 – Lehman’s Mill Farm House, circa 1800, north Washington County, MD

Posted on: Monday, March 30th, 2015 @ 9:38 pm

Lehman’s Mill Road winds east from Marsh Pike near the Pennsylvania border and soon enters Lehman’s Mill Historic District. The earliest structure in this collection of mill buildings is the farmhouse. Located on the north side of the road, across from the mill and a little to the east, this eight-bay, stuccoed stone house with …

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36 – Brightwood, circa 1802-1829, north Washington County, MD

Posted on: Monday, March 30th, 2015 @ 9:38 pm

Marsh Pike runs north from Hagerstown roughly following the path of Marsh Run. Two miles past Paramount Road, on the right side of the pike, Blue Heron Lane leads east through fields and brush. A few feet from its beginning, this narrow road changes to gravel as it pushes into the countryside, passing an isolated …

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74 – Elysian Fields, late 18th century, north Washington County, MD

Posted on: Monday, March 30th, 2015 @ 8:41 pm

Near the Pennsylvania border, a long, low limestone house stretches along Marsh Pike, surrounded by a yard filled with tall old trees. Three small gravestones stand in the farthest corner, cordoned off with an old, rusted chain. Elysian Fields was first patented by William Douglas in 1788 as a tract of 237 and 1/4 acres, …

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15 – Paradise Manor, late 18th century, north Washington County, MD

Posted on: Sunday, March 8th, 2015 @ 9:28 am

Paradise Manor, late 18th century, North County

Paradise Church Road heads north from Longmeadow among an assortment of fields and new homes. To the east, Paradise Manor Drive leads into a subdivision with established yards and a settled, substantial look. Among these homes stands an elegant, white-painted brick residence in such remarkably good repair that its age is not immediately apparent. Its …

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31 – Ashton Hall, 1801, Maugansville, MD

Posted on: Saturday, March 7th, 2015 @ 11:50 am

Ashton Hall, Maugansville MD

South from the crossroads that is the center of Maugansville, set well back from the road near new homes that are just now being built, is a five-bay stone farmhouse. Now situated at the end of a half-mile long lane in the level fields west of Maugansville Road, this old house and its acre of …

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17 – Price’s Bridge, 1822, Conococheague Creek west of Cearfoss, MD

Posted on: Sunday, March 1st, 2015 @ 1:13 pm

Traveling west from Hagerstown out Salem Avenue onto Maryland Route 416, a new bridge crosses the Conococheague just past Cearfoss. On the northeast side of this bridge is a narrow, overgrown road that drops quickly out of sight down a steep incline. At the foot of this neglected route, once Route 58, Price’s Bridge carries …

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18 – Lehman’s Mill District, circa 1800-1869, north Washington County, MD

Posted on: Sunday, March 1st, 2015 @ 1:08 pm

Marsh Pike goes north from Hagerstown through a mix of fields, commerce and new subdivisions. Further out, single homes of varying styles and ages face the road, interrupting the crops and pastures. Near the Pennsylvania state line, Lehman’s Mill Road intersects at a dip in the pike and heads east into an earlier century. Shortly …

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22 – Long Meadow, circa 1790, North Washington County, MD

Posted on: Sunday, March 1st, 2015 @ 1:04 pm

Marsh Pike heads north from Paramount, passing subdivisions and single homes facing the road. On the right, behind a modern brick house and a collection of farm buildings and paddocks, sits a large, elegant home. It faces south, perpendicular to the road, surrounded by a grove of tall trees and old boxwoods, a sentinel from …

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