Williamsport Area

Donnelly House, circa 1815, south of Williamsport, MD

Posted on: Sunday, May 29th, 2016 @ 12:18 pm

Photo by George Franks

Falling Waters Road undulates over rolling farmland moving west from Spielman Road to the Potomac River. As it curls past a bluff on the north, the corner of an old brick house, obscured behind a tall thicket of evergreens, appears briefly. Before it, a narrow gravel drive separates from the road, climbs the bluff to …

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71 – The Stillhouse, circa 1750, Williamsport, MD

Posted on: Monday, March 30th, 2015 @ 5:48 pm

Beyond the great barn outside of Williamsport, Springfield Lane circles into a hollow and into a cluster of buildings set among venerable trees. This singular spot is completely removed from the bustle of the town so close by. There, next to the great spring, which still rises beneath the stone springhouse, is the Stillhouse. This …

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118 – Cedar Grove, circa 1760, south of Downsville, MD

Posted on: Monday, March 30th, 2015 @ 5:47 pm

Old houses and rural farmsteads dot the scenic landscape along Dellinger Road as it winds its way near the Potomac River. On the south a red brick house turns its gable end toward the road and its saltbox roof slopes to the west. A small, hooded portico shelters the door that looks toward the road. …

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35 – Red Mill Farm, circa 1740 and 1880s, Williamsport, MD

Posted on: Monday, March 30th, 2015 @ 5:47 pm

North of the Nursing Home in Williamsport, on the old road that once went to Greencastle, Pennsylvania, is a large stone house that is coming to life again. Four years ago, the outbuildings were without roofs and covered with vines, the house had roof leaks, rotting cornice boards and needed repointing. At that time, the …

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75 – Springfield Farm, circa 1764 and 1879, Williamsport, MD

Posted on: Monday, March 30th, 2015 @ 5:47 pm

The knot of buildings that once was the heart of Springfield Farm has been divided into three parcels because farming methods changed and farmland became more valuable as house lots than as fields. New uses have been found for these original structures, and they continue to be a serene and quiet rural enclave nestled next …

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70 – Springfield Farm Barn, circa 1776-1880, Williamsport, MD

Posted on: Monday, March 30th, 2015 @ 5:46 pm

In 1987, part of Springfield Farm came on the market again. This farm, once the home of General Otho Holland Williams, the founder of Will-iamsport, was one of the first in the county to be nominated for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.  This  parcel adjoins Byron Park at the edge of town …

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52 – Mount Tammany, circa 1780, north of Williamsport, MD

Posted on: Monday, March 30th, 2015 @ 5:43 pm

Mount Tammany circa 1780,  Williamsport MD

Northeast of Williamsport, off Virginia Avenue, Tammany Lane leads to a driveway circling before an elegant brick home surrounded by old trees. Other, newer houses built on parcels of the original estate do not detract from the dignity of this early home. The main block of the house is two stories high and three bays …

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78 – Marsh Mill, circa 1850, east of Willamsport, MD

Posted on: Monday, March 30th, 2015 @ 5:43 pm

A cluster of buildings gathers at a sharp bend in Spielman Road between two branches of Marsh Run. Dominated by a three-bay stone house that faces east, this collection of structures is the remnant of a mill complex. And it is the latest Washington County nomination to the National Register of Historic Places. East of …

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117 – The Overbrook, circa 1793-1821, east of Williamsport, MD

Posted on: Monday, March 30th, 2015 @ 4:46 pm

On the south side of Spielman Road, a handsome iron fence separates a stone house and its garage from the public way. The ground slopes sharply down behind the house, then rises again beneath a massive stone bank barn to the west. In the valley between the barn and the house, a frame wagon shed …

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45 – Woodland, circa 1825-1850, south of Williamsport, MD

Posted on: Monday, March 30th, 2015 @ 4:45 pm

Near the intersection of Spielman and Falling Waters Roads, in the southern part of the county, a farmstead lies in a broad expanse of tilled fields. At the end of a long lane, set far back from the road, is a collection of utilitarian farm buildings. From the road, just the gable end of a …

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