A Glimpse into the Past using old Photos

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

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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3 – Hancock, MD

Posted on: Monday, October 27th, 2014 @ 8:37 am

Hancock is a quiet town tucked beside the Potomac at the narrowest spot in Maryland, just two miles separate West Virginia from Pennsylvania at this point. Its Main Street is lined with small, Federal style brick buildings that are built close to the street. There are a few country Victorian homes as well and a …

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42 – Miller’s Tavern, circa 1823, east of Clear Spring, MD

Posted on: Sunday, October 26th, 2014 @ 8:38 am

In the first quarter of the 19th century, the westward movement was changing the face and the character of the country. Roads were built to carry pioneers west to new lands and their products east to markets. One of the major trails of this migration was from Baltimore to Wheeling, West Virginia, through western Maryland, …

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16 – Nesbitt’s Inheritance, circa 1803-1813, Clear Spring, MD

Posted on: Sunday, October 26th, 2014 @ 8:36 am

Before Clear Spring existed, Nathaniel Nesbitt, Sr.,owned the land on which it now lies. He had purchased 105 acres in 1754 after he emigrated from Northern Ireland. It is said that during the summer he would go to Maryland to farm the land, but would return to his home in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in the …

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116 – Spring Meadow Farm, circa 1790, south of Clear Spring, MD

Posted on: Sunday, October 26th, 2014 @ 8:36 am

South from Clear Spring, Big Pool Road curls through the countryside, narrows as it crosses a one-lane bridge, and approaches the imposing 44 foot tall gable end of a stone house looming on the left side of the road. The house faces northwest and sits close to the road on land that drops steeply down …

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34 – Fiery’s Inheritance, circa 1790, east of Clear Spring, MD

Posted on: Sunday, October 26th, 2014 @ 8:35 am

North of the church, along St. Paul’s Church Road, is a stone house set at right angles to the road, far down a lane. It is four bays wide with flat arches over the windows and coursed ashlar stonework. The corners of the house are quoined and there is a water table. The roof is …

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Woodmont Rod & Gun Club, 1930, Hancock, MD.

Posted on: Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 @ 5:15 pm

Woodmont Rod and Gun Club

In 1995, Woodmont was sold to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in a unique partnership with the Isaac Walton League. The League formed a Woodmont chapter to manage activities at the facility from October 1st to March 31st each year, when the League has exclusive use of 1,200 acres. This area includes the …

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101 – Chance Regained, circa 1799, south Washington County, MD

Posted on: Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 @ 5:11 pm

Chance Regained

  East of Route 67, Park Hall Road meanders toward South Mountain past little farmsteads. On the right, set well back from the road, is a small, four-bay brick house with a log cabin just to its east and an ample pond to the west. A small barn stands behind the house, with several other …

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

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

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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Brumbaugh Kendle Grove Farmstead, circa 1875, north of Hagerstown, MD

Posted on: Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 @ 4:00 pm

Brumbaugh Kendle Grove Farmstead

In 2013, the Brumbaugh Kendle Grove Farmstead was nominated by Preservation Maryland as the #1 most endangered property in Maryland. Since this nomination, Washington County formed a committee from numerous interested groups who are actively working on a promotion plan to advertise the farmstead for commercial adaptive reuse. From the original nomination – The property …

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