Widows & Orphans

I’ll bet you clicked on “Widows & Orphans” out of curiosity. Let me explain, in typesetting, widows and orphans are words or short lines at the beginning or end of a paragraph, that are left dangling at the top or bottom of a column, separated from the rest of the paragraph.


Left dangling – that is the catch phrase here. Members of the Trust firmly believe that the highest and best use for a historic structure is to have a job. The best steward of a historic home is a private owner, not a burden to tax-payers.
Below are some historic structures, that are. . .well, left dangling. They need a job.


 
David's Friendship is a dated 1780 stone home. It is located at the Downsville Pike Exit at Interstate 70. It stands vacant, mothballed.  This great, lonely structure needs a job. Because it stands just minutes off a major interstate, yet shielded, it would make a wonderful Bed & Breakfast. Or restaurant, or office. Help the Trust find this great old place a job.

David’s Friendship is a dated 1780 stone home. It is located at the Downsville Pike Exit at Interstate 70. It stands vacant, mothballed. This great, lonely structure needs a job. Because it stands just minutes off a major interstate, yet shielded, it would make a wonderful Bed & Breakfast. Or restaurant, or office. Help the Trust find this great old place a job.

Click here for the full article on David’s Friendship

 
Hagerstown Almshouse, circa 1799, Hagerstown, MD

The late 18th century Almshouse, N. Locust Street in downtown Hagerstown. This is one of the very few surviving 18th century structures in the downtown. It was purchased by the City of Hagerstown, mothballed, and continues to stand empty. This great old place needs a job. It needs NOT to be a burden to taxpayers. It needs a private owner who will find an adaptive reuse for this great old place.

 Click here for the full article on The City Almshouse