Heritage: Historic Walking Tour

Tour Highlights:

1. Old Presbyterian Church Lecture Hall, c. 1860. Located at 30548 Prince William Street, this gable-front frame structure was originally used by the Manokin Presbyterian congregation.

2. Somerset County Courthouse, 1904-05. Located at 30512 Prince William Street, this Georgian Revival, brick courthouse replaced the second building erected in 1832-33.

3. C.H. Hayman House, 1898. Located at 30491 Prince William Street, this large Queen Anne style frame house is an interesting example of Victorian and Colonial Revival design features.

4. Dougherty House, c. 1835, c. 1837. Located at 30490 Prince William Street, this house is a combination of vernacular Greek Revival and mid-19th century cottage architecture.

5. Judge Levin T. H. Irving House (Episcopal Rectory), c. 1850. Located at 30480 Prince William Street, construction of this Greek Revival house is attributed to carpenter Seth D. Venables, who worked in Princess Anne during the mid-19th century.

6. Teackle Gatehouse, c. 1805. Located at 30466 Prince William Street, this is one of two entrance buildings erected on the Teackle estate, which housed both paid and slave staff.

7. Fontaine-Fitzgerald House
, c. 1852. Located in the Local Historic District at 30459 Prince William Street, this house is a pristine example of mid-19th century Greek Revival design, featuring a two-story portico, and side-lighted entrances.

8. Francis Barnes House, 1853,54. Located at 30449 Prince William Street, this house is a well-designed example of a mid-19th century bracketed house, as crafted by Seth D. Venables.

9. Rufus Parsons House, c. 1858. Located at 30448 Prince William Street, and occupying a prominent corner of the old Teackle estate, this two-story frame dwelling is an unusual example of Greek Revival design.

10. Teackle Mansion
, c. 1802; 1818,19. Located at 11736 Mansion Street, this house is a stunning and an elaborate ex- ample of Federal style architecture erected teackle_drawing.gif by Littleton Dennis Teackle, one of the most influential men of the early 19th century, and it is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

11. Seth Venables House (Simplicity), c. 1852. Located at 11748 Mansion Street, this two-story frame dwelling was built by Seth D. Venables for himself and his family.

12. William Geddes House (Turnstall Cottage), c. 1755. Located at 11790 Church Street, this is the oldest dwelling in Princess Anne.

13. Charles Jones House, c. 1780. Located at 11816 Somerset Avenue, this is one of only a few 18th century houses that remains standing on a portion of Lot 3, one of Princess Anne's original thirty lots.

14. Wooldord-Elzey House, c. 1788, c. 1840. Located at 11828 Somerset Avenue, the core of this large frame house dates back to the 18th century, but the exterior later underwent extensive alteration.

15. Election House at Manokin River Park, c. 1870. Located at 11840 Somerset Avenue, this house serves as focal point for the richly landscaped Manokin River Park, after being relocated to the site when the park was founded during the late 1980s.

16. Manokin Presbyterian Church, 1756; 1871,72; 1888. Located at 11890 Somerset Avenue, this church is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and it is home to the Princess Anne Presbyterian congregation, which was originally established around 1683.

17. Nutter's Purchase, c. 1800. Located at 30455 Flurer's Lane, this frame house was erected as part of a tannery complex.

18. Linden Hill, c. 1835. Located at 11923 Somerset Avenue, this structure is an important and a well preserved example of Federal/Greek Revival domestic architecture erected in a stepped, or "telescope" form.

19. Metropolitan United Methodist Church, 1886. Located at 30518 Broad Street, this expressive example of Gothic Revival religious architecture rests on the site originally occupied by the County jail (1744-1831). spacer.gif spacer.gif

20. Washington Hotel, 1797; 1838-. Located at 11784 Somerset Avenue, a hotel or ordinary has operated on this site since the mid-18th century. washington_hotel.gif

21. John W. Crisfield Law Office
, c. 1847,48. Located at 11787 Somerset Avenue, this two-story, gable-front frame building is an rare survivor of antebellum frame commercial architecture.

22. Old Bank of Somerset, c. 1884. Located at 11739 Somerset Avenue, this two-story, brick commercial building is an unusual combination of Gothic Revival and Romanesque motifs.

23. John W. Crisfield House (Somerset House), c. 1852 Located in the Local Historic District at 30556 Washington Street, this prominent late Federal/Greek Revival house was erected by the former United States senator.

24. Anna L. Haines House, c. 1909. Located at 30560 Washington Street, this brick townhouse was erected in a T-shape, extended by two-story, bay windows on two street elevations.

25. Harry C. Dashiell House, c. 1905. Located in the Local Historic District at 11719 Beechwood Street, this T-plan dwelling is trimmed with modest Victorian features, including a turned post, front porch.

26. Colonel George Handy House, 1805,06, Located in the Local Historic District at 11719 Beechwood Street, this well-built frame house is sheathed with original beaded weatherboards, and joined on the lot by a sawn log smokehouse with a pyramidal roof.

27. Boxwood Garden, c. 1850-. Located in the Local Historic District at the corner of Somerset Avenue and Washington Street, this boxwood parterre dates back to the mid-19th century.

28. General George Handy House, c. 1845-. Located in the Local Historic District at 11695 Somerset Avenue, this house is an interesting renovation of a late-18th century, Greek Revival house.

29. Joshua W. Miles House (Hinman House), c. 1890. Located at 11673 Somerset Avenue, this impressive dwelling is an elaborate example of Queen Anne style architecture, believed to be designed by Baltimore architect, Jackson C. Gott.

30. William W. Johnston House, c. 1834,35. Located at 11653 Somerset Avenue, this finely detailed, Federal style dwelling sits on the south edge of town, and was built to face the town center. johnston_house.gif

31. Levin Woolford House
, c. 1853. Located at 11601 Somerset Avenue, this is the only example of the Second Empire style in Princess Anne.

32. Waters House, c. 1859 Located at 11571 Somerset Avenue, this mid-19th century revival style architecture, was erected far south of the original thirty lots.

33. Frank Collins House and Dairy Barn, c. 1910. Located at 11510 Somerset Avenue, at the south end of the Local Historic District, this imposing brick house, which features Colonial Revival detailing, is joined on the property by a brick dairy barn that predates it.

34. Cassius Dashiell House, 1896.Located in the Local Historic District at 11600 Beckford Avenue, this cross-gabled house displays intricate Victorian sawnwork, and generous front and side porches.

35. Beckford Avenue Tenant Houses, c. 1870. Located at 11679 and 11685 Beckford Avenue, these two-story, two-bay frame dwellings were erected for tenant families who worked on the Beckford property.

36. Beckford, c. 1803 Located at 11692 Beckford Avenue, this superbly designed, Flemish bond brick house is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, features many finely executed Federal details, and was erected by John Dennis, a former United States senator.

37. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1767-73; 1859, 1896. Located at 11700 Church Street, this structure was originally a chapel-of-ease for Somerset Parish.