Paca House - Charlestown, MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 39° 34.429 W 075° 58.628
18S E 416074 N 4380913
Quick Description: One of a few contributing buildings in the Charlestown Historic District.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 8/23/2021 2:41:51 PM
Waymark Code: WM14TVP
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Dragontree
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Long Description:
Taken from the NRHP nomination form, "Building VI is located on Market Street, across fr-olh the Indian Queen. The first owner of this lot was Johj*-"Paca, father of William Paca who signed the Declaration of Independence and was the first governor of Maryland. It is believed that John Paca was the builder of the house. The Paca House consists of two parts, a two story frame house and a one-and-a-half story stone gambrel roof house. The stone portion was built about 1750 and is three bays long and one room deep. On each side of the roof is a flat headed dormer and the chimney is within the west gable. The stone wing has only three walls and it was added against the wooden house soon after it was built. The main two story wooden structure is partly of log construction.
The exterior appearance is late nineteenth century and the house is in excellent condition."

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Earliest Recorded Date of Construction: 1/1/1750

Architectural Period/Style: Colonial

Type of Building e.g. Country House, Stately Home, Manor:
Country House

Interesting Historical Facts or Connections:
Owned by the father of William Paca, who signed the Declaration of Independence.

Main Material of Construction: Brick

Private/Public Access: Private

Admission Fee (if applicable): 0.00 (listed in local currency)


Additional Dates of Construction: Not listed

Architect (if known): Not listed

Landscape Designer (if known): Not listed

Listed Building Status (if applicable): Not listed

Opening Hours (if applicable): Not listed

Related Website: Not listed

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