Worker's House - Jerusalem, MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 39° 27.706 W 076° 23.444
18S E 380358 N 4368944
Quick Description: A historic home located in Jerusalem, Maryland.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 5/23/2021 5:11:34 PM
Waymark Code: WM149B1
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Dragontree
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Long Description:
Taken from the NRHP nomination form, "Built by David Lee I, this rubblestone building was probably originally a cabinetmaker's house and shop: the Maryland Legislature paid Lee E1QOO in silver and gold after the Revolution for services g rendered --i.e., for making rifle stocks for the local militia. It retained its artisan association throughout the 19th century: it is shown on the 1860 Curtis Map as "C. Shop" (thought to be the "Cooper Shop referred to in Ralph Sackett Lee's 1862 Estate Inventory); it is known that at that time the building was used for turning out barrels for the mill, "chair legs, stools and balusters, as well as tubs and casks. At other times, it was a cider mill and cannery" . In the 20th century (from 1910 to 1942) it housed a couple employed by the miller, the husband was a mill hand, the wife a maid. The two-story building has large corner quoins, one room per floor, and a slate-covered gable roof. A clapboard addition is attached to the south facade. The dwelling is two bays across and one bay deep; the windows have pegged frames but are at present covered over. The western facade is marked by an unusual chimney whose stone outside end curves into the wall, buttress-like."
Earliest Recorded Date of Construction: 1/1/1772

Architectural Period/Style: Colonial

Architect (if known): Unknown

Landscape Designer (if known): Unknown

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


Interesting Historical Facts or Connections:
Part of the nearby mill


Listed Building Status (if applicable): Contributing Property

Main Material of Construction: Stone

Private/Public Access: Public

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

Related Website: [Web Link]

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Additional Dates of Construction: Not listed

Opening Hours (if applicable): Not listed

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