Williamsport Area

58 – Hawkins House, circa 1825-1870, Williamsport, MD

Posted on: Monday, March 30th, 2015 @ 4:44 pm

Near the confluence of the Conococheague Creek with the  scenic Potomac River, Conococheague and Potomac Streets intersect, forming the heart of Williams-port. Number fourteen Conococheague is a townhouse set in a row of residences just beyond the primary business district. Built of brick painted dark green with bright white trim and standing next to the …

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94 – Rose of Sharon Haven, circa 1790-1798, Williamport, MD

Posted on: Monday, March 23rd, 2015 @ 7:16 pm

Rose of Sharon Haven, 28 Conococheaue St in Williamsport

Around 1750 a trading settlement was established at the confluence of the Conococheague Creek and the Potomac River at the point where a prominent 18th century highway ferried the river. In 1787, the town of Williamsport was formally created by Revolutionary War General Otho Holland Williams, who platted over 200 lots and incorporated the town …

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114 – John Hogg’s House, circa 1790, Williamsport, MD

Posted on: Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 @ 9:46 am

The circa 1790 Jonathan Hogg house along Potomac Street in Williamsport, MD was demolished to make way for a larger parking lot for the Lutheran Church.

The house at seventeen West Potomac Street in Williamsport looks tired. It has six bays, arched-top two-over-two window sashes and peeling window frames. A hip roof between the first and second floors shelters the main entrance and the two windows beside it. Built next to the right of way of the broad street, the house …

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91 – Bai Yuka, circa 1825-1850, St. James, MD

Posted on: Sunday, March 8th, 2015 @ 10:09 am

Photo by Natalie Brown

Behind St. James School, on a sharp bend in College Road, a sign announces Bai-Yuka; and a grand alley of trees leads to a stone and brick home clad in stucco and painted white. The gable end faces east, its pediment dominated by a large circular window with radiating muntins. A one-story, hip-roofed porch wraps …

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37 – Linden Hall, circa 1800-1820, Downsville Pike south of Hagerstown, MD

Posted on: Friday, March 6th, 2015 @ 9:23 am

Linden Hall on the Downsville Pike. Circa 1800-1820. photos by Ric Dugan/Herald-Mail Company

South of Hagerstown along Downsville Pike a sign on the west side of the road announces, “LINDEN HALL–Orchards and Dairy Farm.” A lane extends far back between level, gently rising fields and ends in a clump of trees and farm buildings. (click on image for enlargement) At the left of the complex, a long white …

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136 – Elmwood Farm, circa 1858, east of Williamsport, MD

Posted on: Friday, March 6th, 2015 @ 8:52 am

Elmwood Farm, after Restoration, fall 2014

  Interstate 81 cut through the original road from Williamsport to Boonsboro, leaving a section of the old route, now named Kendle Road, still passing through fields and among farms. A long straight lane angles southwest from Kendle Road through a treeless landscape to an early farmstead. Behind a section of original white fence with …

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129 – Woburn Manor, circa 1820, south of Downsville, MD.

Posted on: Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 @ 5:52 pm

Architectural and Historic Homes of Washington County, Maryland, Woburn Manor

After the death of Charles Courtney and Margaret Myers, Woburn Manor sat empty and deteriorating from 1981 until 1999 when it was purchased by Todd and Tracey Bowman. This photo was taken in 1995. Photo by Magnus Dahlgren Photography, 13232 Fountain Head Road, Hagerstown, MD. 21742.  The large white house, set well back from a …

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A Glimpse into the Past using old Photos

Posted on: Thursday, November 6th, 2014 @ 1:19 pm

Picture postcard of the Bethany Christian Church at Downsville.

If you have not yet experienced Flickr – may we recommend a visit. Flickr (pronounced “flicker”) is an image hosting and video hosting website, and web services suite that was created by Ludicorp in 2004 and acquired by Yahoo in 2005. One of our favorite photographers is Jason Powell, address unknown. Jason hosts an album of his photographs …

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100 – Rose Hill, 1806, south of Williamsport, MD

Posted on: Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 @ 4:26 pm

Rose Hill, circa 1806

Outside of Williamsport, on Spielman Road, massive, white, wooden gates open to an avenue lined with ancient river maples. Well back from the road, this drive circles in front of a magnificent brick home. Huge boxwoods grow about the lawn; and the largest American basswood in the county, over 90 feet tall, stands before the …

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