Hagerstown and Around Town

57 – Beard’s Church, circa 1863, east of Hagerstown, MD

Posted on: Monday, March 30th, 2015 @ 9:26 pm

Old Forge Road wanders east from Antietam Drive into farmland and crosses Antietam Creek over a three-arched stone bridge. Two miles farther, a small country church appears on the left, …

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24 – Christian Newcomer House, circa 1795, Beaver Creek east of Hagerstown, MD

Posted on: Monday, March 30th, 2015 @ 9:21 pm

Settled far back from the south side of Route 40 just west of Beaver Creek is a stone house, freshly pointed, with candles glowing in the windows. This home is …

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115 – David’s Friendship, 1780, south of Hagerstown, MD

Posted on: Monday, March 30th, 2015 @ 9:19 pm

The stone house sits well back from Downsville Pike down a curved gravel lane, beyond a metal farm gate and surrounded by corn fields and pasture. A new exit from …

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20 – Glendale Farm, 1780, south of Hagerstown, MD

Posted on: Monday, March 30th, 2015 @ 9:19 pm

South of Hagerstown on the Sharpsburg Pike, Rench Road intersects to the right and heads west through a wide, flattened expanse of farmland. Past railroad tracks, on the right side …

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4 – Fox Deceived, circa 1793, east of Hagerstown, MD

Posted on: Monday, March 30th, 2015 @ 9:16 pm

At the most eastern edge of Hagerstown, just where the Dual Highway enters the city, two early stone buildings stand out among their 20th century neighbors. Shrouded with more recent …

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64 – Stonemont, early 19th century, east of Hagerstown, MD

Posted on: Monday, March 30th, 2015 @ 9:15 pm

Landis Road is in transition. Once a quiet country route, it is blooming with new apartments, residential communities and construction. Part of the past remains, however; for down a long …

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69 – Hager’s Town Charity School, 1842, Hagerstown, MD

Posted on: Monday, March 30th, 2015 @ 8:47 pm

The red brick house at the corner of Washington and Locust Streets in Hagerstown is distinguished by a large stone plaque set into its side wall. Washed with time, this …

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44 – Cynosure, circa 1850-1875, Hagerstown, MD

Posted on: Monday, March 30th, 2015 @ 8:41 pm

There is, on North Potomac Avenue, an ample brick home set well back from the public way in a lawn shaded by grand old trees. Painted white, this home presents …

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125 – Clipp House, circa 1924, Hagerstown, MD

Posted on: Monday, March 30th, 2015 @ 4:42 pm

Stately homes set on small lots line both sides of Broadway, one of Hagerstown’s National Register Historic Districts. This urban streetscape, developed during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, …

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79 – 145-147 West Washington Street, 1903, Hagerstown, MD

Posted on: Monday, March 30th, 2015 @ 4:41 pm

The western half of Lot 90 on the original plat of Hagerstown is occupied by a late Gothic Revival structure, the only example of Gothic architecture in the central city. …

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