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Elicott City in Baltimore County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The George Ellicott House
 
The George Ellicott House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Tom Fuchs, February 25, 2006
1. The George Ellicott House Marker
 
Inscription. This house was built in 1789 by George Ellicott, a Quaker, who was a miller, surveyor, merchant and astronomer. He was friend and advisor to America's first black man of science, Benjamin Banneker, who visited here. He also entertained Chief Little Turtle and other Indian chiefs. Floods damaged the house in 1972 and 1975, but after stabilization, it was moved across the road to this site in 1987 and restored in 1990-91 under the auspices of Historic Ellicott City, Inc.
 
Erected 1991 by Catonsville Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 16.044′ N, 76° 47.573′ W. Marker is in Elicott City, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker is at the intersection of Frederick Road (Maryland Route 144) and Westchester Avenue on Frederick Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 24 Frederick Road, Ellicott City MD 21043, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oella (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ellicott’s Mills (about 300 feet away); Road Versus Rails (about 600 feet away); B&O Railroad Station (about 600 feet away); The Phoenix Emporium (about 700 feet away).
 
Also see . . .  George Ellicott House. From the Historic Ellicott City website. (Submitted on March 21, 2006.) 
 
The George Ellicott House Photo, Click for full size
By Tom Fuchs, February 25, 2006
2. The George Ellicott House
 
 
George Ellicott House before move and flood damage Photo, Click for full size
Maryland Historical Trust - Historic Sites Survey
3. George Ellicott House before move and flood damage
 
 
House prior to move, showing flood damage on left Photo, Click for full size
Maryland Historical Trust - Historic Sites Survey
4. House prior to move, showing flood damage on left
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on March 21, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,643 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 21, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   3, 4. submitted on February 25, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
 
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