Historic Emmitsburg House c.1882 is a charming Victorian home in the historic district of Emmitsburg Maryland with a large country kitchen, spacious rooms, lush gardens and a carriage house. Featuring residential/commercial use, original hardware, wood floors, moldings and 2 story side “sleeping” porches, a Victorian bay window in the master bedroom and lots of natural light from the many large windows, this is a home of rare & beautiful distinction, close to Gettysburg, Baltimore & DC, yet a world away.
Entry Hall 21′ x 8′ – Wood floor.
Living Room 17′ x 15′ – Wood floor, hanging lamp with medallion, faux fireplace, 3 windows.
Dining Room 15′ x 13′ – Wood floor, faux fireplace, 2 windows.
Kitchen 17′ x 17′ – Wood floor, ceiling fan, faux fireplace, 4 windows, large pantry.
Powder Room 4′ x 4′ – Wood floor.
Bedroom 1 9′ x 8′ – Wood floor, 1 window.
Bedroom 2 15′ x 13′ – Wood floor, hanging lamp, bay windows – 5 windows.
Bedroom 3 15′ x 15′ – Carpet, 2 windows.
Hall Bathroom 7′ x 7′ – Vinyl floor, bath tub, built-in shelving, 1 window.
Bedroom 4 12′ x 12′ – Wood floor, wood panel walls, 3 windows.
Full Basement & Walk-up attic for storage
Convenient breezeway enclosure for storage, bikes, motorcycle, etc.
The Emmitsburg Historic District is significant because it reflects the growth and development of this northern Frederick County market center and because of the collection of buildings which line its streets reflecting small town interpretations of most of the major styles which characterized American architecture in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and pre-World War II period of the twentieth century. Most of the town remains architecturally intact with some buildings remaining from the initial development of the town in 1785. Settlement occurred in the vicinity from the 1730’s on…
The Emmitsburg Historic District is also significant for the fine collection of 18th and 19th century architecture it exhibits which extends almost uninterrupted through the town. A substantial number of 18th century buildings survive from initial development of the town and are particularly important because of their age. Several of those have been preserved with relatively few alterations, others retain 18th century form and features despite later surface treatments and additions. Also significant are several excellent examples of mid 19th century architecture influenced particularly by the Greek Revival and Italianate styles. These buildings reflect the town’s continued growth and prosperity in the mid 19th century and its rebuilding efforts after the fire of 1863.
Samuel Emmit, founder of Emmitsburg, took out a patent for 2, 250 acres in 1757. This was part of a larger land holding belonging to Charles Carroll, called Carrollsburgh. Emmit began selling off small parcels of the land, forming a community of settlers. The hamlet was known variously as “Poplar Fields” and “Silver Fancy,” and was not designated “Emmitsburg” until 1785. Samuel Emmit formally laid out the town in 1785, and then sold to William Emmit 35 acres, his “part of Carrollsburgh where in lots of the New Town called Emmitsburg are laid out” (Frederick County Land Records Liber WR6, Folio 585). According to T.J.c. Williams’ History of Frederick County. Maryland, there were seven families in Emmitsburg in 1786. They were headed by the following men: Richard Jennings, merchant; Adam Hoffman, hatter; John Rogers, tavern keeper; Michael Smith, blacksmith; Frederick Baird, carpenter; and James and Joseph Hughes, merchants and architects. In 1787, William Shields purchased from Samuel Emmit 106 acres adjoining the recently formed town. This tract became, in part, Shields’ Addition to Emmitsburg and includes much of the west end of town. Construction of buildings seems to have begun in the 1780s about the time that the town was laid out. Building continued through the 18th and 19th centuries.
Maryland Historical Trust – Emmitsburg Historic District
Fairfield PA – All about Fairfield and surroundings.
Gettysburg – About the battlefields and attractions.
Cunningham Falls State Park – Park Website
Town of Emmitsburg – Town Website
Catoctin Colorfest – Annual Fall Attraction Website
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189 Kentlands Blvd.
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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