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WCHT & Washington County Gives 2015

Posted on: Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 @ 10:15 am

JOIN THE TRUST ON May 5th, 2015 FOR. . . . WASHINGTON COUNTY GIVES 2015       On Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 the Trust is joining more than 60 nonprofits in a 24 hour online giving promotion called Washington County Gives   If you support HISTORIC PRESERVATION in Washington County, then help us during Washington County Gives 2015 Last year’s event brought …

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141 – Rockland Farm, 1773. Hagerstown, MD

Posted on: Saturday, April 25th, 2015 @ 3:31 pm

"Rockland Farm MD1" by Acroterion - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rockland_Farm_MD1.jpg#/media/File:Rockland_Farm_MD1.jpg

  Fiddlersburg is a small community on the eastern fringes of Hagerstown. The main street, Antietam Drive, has been supplanted by Eastern Boulevard and the railroad crossing closed so that it comes to an abrupt dead end. The neighborhood is quiet. Small houses are tucked along both sides of the street with wide gaps for …

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Wood Window Repair & Weatherization Workshop in Frederick

Posted on: Friday, April 17th, 2015 @ 2:36 pm

Fox Deceived Farm, circa 1793, window

May 16, 2015 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Wood Window Repair & Weatherization Workshop David Gibney presents a wood window workshop at Staley Park, Frederick MD 11 W. 10th Street, Frederick, MD Frederick, MD –  The City of Frederick Historic Preservation Commission will be hosting a wood window repair and weatherization workshop on Saturday, …

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Tax Credit Seminar at Hagerstown, MD

Posted on: Thursday, April 9th, 2015 @ 8:26 am

Seibert - Fernsler House circa 1790-1810, Black Rock, Hagerstown, MD

APRIL 23, 2015 @ 6:30 pm FINANCIAL BENEFITS OF HISTORIC PRESERVATION A seminar on Tax Credits at Washington County Free Library 100 S. Potomac Street, Hagerstown, MD   Layering Federal, State, County and Municipal incentives for historic preservation projects. Join the Hagerstown Historic District Commission and preservation staff from the State and region for an …

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32 – Stafford Hall, circa 1840, east of Clear Spring, MD

Posted on: Monday, March 30th, 2015 @ 9:58 pm

East of Clear Spring, on Cohill Road, a large, two-story, white-painted brick house sits on a rise that is shaded by old trees and softened by mature shrubs. The center section of this home is three bays wide. In the middle bay, a wide transom and sidelights with double rectangular panes surround the formal eight-panel …

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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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107 – Keedy-Machat Farm, circa 1890-1905, Keedysville, MD

Posted on: Monday, March 30th, 2015 @ 5:49 pm

Set back from Shepherdstown Pike west of Coffman Road, a gravel farm lane winds through pasture toward a vast metal-roofed frame barn. Unpainted, it hulks on solid, stone foundations, remnant of a spare and simple way of life. Beside the barn stands a corn crib/machine shed of similar vintage. The lane curls through this old …

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Keedy House, 1776, near Boonsboro, MD

Posted on: Sunday, March 15th, 2015 @ 8:53 am

Keedy House Watercolor by Cindy Downs

  Stone house stands tall The Keedy House, Barnes Road, Boonsboro, Md. Built Winter 1775/6 [click on any image to view larger] Barnes Road is part of an old route that runs generally north and south between Lappans and Wagaman roads, changing its name as it moves north, first to Roxbury then Garis Shop Road. Houses along …

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127 – Good-Hartle Farm, circa 1765-1787, near Leitersburg, MD

Posted on: Sunday, March 1st, 2015 @ 1:47 pm

Settled in a curve of Little Antietam Creek, just above its juncture with the Antietam, is a small farmstead on the east side of Little Antietam Road. The buildings are set well back from the public way behind pastures that are surrounded by rail fences. To the right is a machine shed with a gambrel-roofed …

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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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