“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Eastport in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Eastport's Old “Main Street”

Eastport's Old "Main Street" Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, January 15, 2008
1. Eastport's Old "Main Street" Marker
Inscription. The historic buildings you can see from here date back to before 1900, when the first bridge to Annapolis connected to the end of this street. In those days, Fourth Street was the bustling commercial heart of Eastport. Anything you wanted from groceries to hardware, from lunch to a haircut, and even the latest gossip could be found here.

After the bridge was moved to Sixth Street in 1947, many local businesses closed and the neighborhood remained undeveloped for decades. Ironically, these circumstances helped preserve the historic charm you see today.

Text with main photo: Sam's Corner was a popular neighborhood restaurant, especially for the workers at the nearby Annapolis Yacht Yard. That's Sam Lewnes at the counter in his dapper white jacket and bow tie, sometime in the 1930s.

Text with upper-left photo: Lou's Restaurant was originally Sam's Corner. It is now Lewnes' Steakhouse, owned by Sam's grandson, Charlie.
Erected by Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network, Annapolis Maritime Museum, Four Rivers Garden Club.
Location. 38° 58.326′ N, 76° 28.985′ W. Marker is in Eastport, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is on Fourth Street 0 miles north of Severn Avenue when traveling
Fourth Street image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, January 15, 2008
2. Fourth Street
View of Fourth Street from the marker.
north. Click for map. Marker is at the end of Fourth Street. Marker is in this post office area: Annapolis MD 21403, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Tale of Three Bridges (here, next to this marker); Visionaries of the 1960s (here, next to this marker); Three Great Boat Yards, One Location (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lafayette’s Encampment (about 700 feet away); Welcome to Eastport (about 700 feet away); The Glass Works (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Old Farmhouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eastport's Oldest House (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Eastport.
Categories. 20th CenturyBridges & ViaductsIndustry & Commerce
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,289 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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