Historic Ollie Bridges House c.1856
Historic Ollie Bridges House is a beautiful restoration/renovation with 4 spacious bedrooms (3 with private bathrooms) & a total of 4 full bathrooms, gourmet kitchen w/gas Thermador stove, 2 staircases, wood floors, front porch, private yard with pond feature & great location for an extraordinary residence and/or small business. Rare buying opportunity in the New Market Historic District, close to Frederick, Baltimore & DC, yet a world away.
Right Parlor 16′ x 12′ – Wood floor, fireplace, staircase, hanging lamp, 4 windows.
Left Parlor 16′ x 12′ – Wood floor, fireplace (closed), hanging lamp, 4 windows.
Dining Room 13′ x 12′ – Wood floor, hanging lamp, chair rail, decorative wood beam ceiling, French doors to Sun room, 2 windows.
Sun Room 13′ x 10′ – Ceramic tile floor, ceiling fan, door to yard, 8 windows.
Breakfast Room 13′ x 13′ – Wood floor, ceiling fan, exposed log walls, exposed wood beam ceiling, built-in bookcase, 1 window.
Full Bathroom 10′ x 7′ – Wood floor, claw foot tub, 1 window.
Pantry 10′ x 6′ – Wood floor, shelves, 1 window.
Kitchen 16′ x 13′ – Wood floor, Thermador gas stove, Jenn-air double wall oven, recessed lighting, door to yard, 1 window.
Laundry Room 8′ x 6′ – Wood & vinyl floor, 2 closets, sink, door to yard.
Landing 11′ x 7′- Wood floor, hanging lamp, chair rail, 2 windows.
Master Bedroom Suite 17′ x 12′ – Wood floor, ceiling fan, closet, 4 windows.
*Bathroom 12′ x 9′ – Ceramic tile floor, 2 sinks, soaking tub, shower, 2 windows.
Bedroom Suite 2 17′ x 12′ – Wood floor, 3 windows.
*Bathroom 21′ x 5′ – Ceramic tile floor, soaking tub, shower, 1 window.
Hall 12′ x 4′ – Wood floor, linen closet.
Sitting Room 13′ x 12′ – Wood floor, ceiling fan, back staircase, 1 window.
Bedroom Suite 3 17′ x 10′ – Wood floor, ceiling fan, 1 closet, 3 windows.
*Bathroom 10′ x 8′ – Ceramic tile floor, bath tub, 1 window.
Bedroom 4 13′ x 12′ – Carpet, ceiling fan, closet, 3 windows.
The Town of New Market has been relatively unspoiled by the passage of time, remaining much as it was in its beginning, a small drover’s town
built to service the many travelers going to and from the Baltimore markets. It is in appearance the quintessence of the circa 1800 small town in western central Maryland. It is well-preserved and shows more original fabric and a more representative development from the Federal
into the Greek Revival and Victorian periods than other towns in the area. Its Federal style buildings are well-executed, showing the high level of craftsmanship attainable at the time.
Western Maryland towns such as New Market are different from towns in the Tidewater region in several respects: (1) an economy based on overland-commerce rather than on water transportation, (2) the linear layout along a single street instead of a pattern of several streets, and
(3) the difference in building design and proportion in the two regions. New Market had its beginning when land grants from Lord Baltimore were given to John Dorsey and Samuel Plummer in 1743.
In 1747 Nicholas Hall began acquiring land in this area. Hall’s estate was known as New Market Plains and consisted of approximately 10 80 acres. He is thought to have come from New Market, England.