Saylor Project

Participate in Washington County Gives

Posted on: Monday, April 30th, 2018 @ 4:44 pm

          Join us in restoring the Saylor House in Hagerstown’s Kiwanis Park. Your donations will help restore the front porch of the building this year. Please give through the Washington County Gives website, https://washingtoncountygives.org/npo/washington-county-historical-trust, between 12am tonight through 11:59pm tomorrow- 24 hours of giving on May 1st, 2018. If you can’t …

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Early Fish Stocking History on the Antietam

Posted on: Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 @ 9:14 pm

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Early in Washington County’s history, a group of men, including Peter Saylor, formed the Antietam Fish Company to conserve, stock and harvest fish in Antietam Creek. Peter Saylor was the builder/owner of the old stone house in Kiwanis Park. Come here Mark Madison discuss the local efforts in fish conservation on April 28th and take …

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You are Invited to the Saylor House

Posted on: Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 @ 3:56 pm

Photo by Kevin G Gilbert, Herald Mail Newspaper, Hagerstown, MD

Special “Before Restoration” HOUSE TOUR for WCHT members and Friends Sunday, October 16, 2016      1 to 4 pm (Free of Charge) After 60 years of neglect, until recently this historic stone building was virtually inaccessible. Thanks to hard work by WCHT members and others, you can take advantage of this rare opportunity to …

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Saylor House, Circa 1800, Hagerstown, MD

Posted on: Sunday, May 29th, 2016 @ 1:00 pm

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In 2007, planning for a new business park began in Hagerstown. The 29-acre parcel slated for development stands along Jefferson Boulevard, east of Eastern Boulevard from where Diamond Drive and Professional Court lead. Antietam Creek curls around the eastern margins of this section, its banks choked in weeds and scrub brush. A large bank barn …

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“The Plan” for the Saylor House

Posted on: Saturday, May 28th, 2016 @ 10:15 pm

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When determined preservationists present an idea benefiting the community to receptive government leaders, the result is “The Plan.” Occasionally, we are pleased to say, it works.     Hagerstown City Council Approves MOU Last week the Mayor and City Council of Hagerstown voted to approve a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with members of the Washington County Historical …

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SAYLOR UPDATE – Opening of Kiwanis Park

Posted on: Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 @ 4:39 pm

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WCHT (Washington County Historical Trust) and ACWA (Antietam-Conococheague Watershed Alliance) are proud to announce a success story in the making. Members from both organizations (supported by numerous concerned individuals for whose support we are forever indebted),  appeared before the Hagerstown Mayor and City Council meeting last week where they presented a plan for an adaptive reuse …

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Save the Saylor!

Posted on: Monday, March 7th, 2016 @ 4:42 pm

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Near the Antietam Creek just east of the newly developed Hagerstown Light Business Park, in the new Kiwanis Park, a circa 1800 stone house stands off the beaten-path, unused, and untended for half a century. (Click here for Google Map of the Site) Inaccurately called the Loose House, this dwelling should be correctly referred to …

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