1885 - Bess - The Lodge - Gathland State Park, MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GT.US
N 39° 24.325 W 077° 38.375
18S E 272728 N 4365092
Quick Description: When George Townsend built the Lodge, he inscribed the cornerstone with his wife's name.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 8/14/2012 12:44:01 PM
Waymark Code: WMF33Y
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 4

Long Description:
The sign on this stop of the walking tour of Gathland says:

"In the summer we take our meals at the Lodge, a stone building of about 24 feet square with a long frame kitchen attached and a bell in the belfry above." Built in 1885 the Lodge served as living quarters for the cook and as a summer dining room. The wooden kitchen extension, porch and belfry have long since disappeared. Townsend inscribed the name of his wife, Bess and the date into the cornerstone.
Year of construction: 1885

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Full inscription:
1885 Bess

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