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Middletown in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Appleman's Tannery

 
 
Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, February 8, 2008
1. Marker
Inscription. From 1790 to 1862, Philip Appleman (1755-1830) and his son John (1793-1862) operated a tannery and harness shop on the land that included this property and the four properties to your right, and extended back to South Street (now Washington Street).

Several frame & log buildings & livestock pens were located in the valley behind this house. This house was John Appleman's house. Evidence suggests that it was built around 1840.

John's son, Dr. Philip Sadler Appleman (1849-1924), became an accomplished artist in the late 1800s. Hw was raised in this house until his widowed mother sold the properties and moved to Hagerstown in 1866.
 
Location. 39° 26.636′ N, 77° 32.88′ W. Marker is in Middletown, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is on West Main Street / Old National Road (Alternate U.S. 40). Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 210 West Main Street, Middletown MD 21769, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Middletown (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Middletown (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Middletown (a few steps from this marker); Joshua Beckwith House
The Tannery image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, February 8, 2008
2. The Tannery
(within shouting distance of this marker); Middletown in the Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); 301 West Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); In Commemoration (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 29 West Main Street (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Middletown.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Side view of the Tannery, showing "For Sale" sign image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, February 8, 2008
3. Side view of the Tannery, showing "For Sale" sign
 
 
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