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St. Michaels in Talbot County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Navy Point Historic Houses

 
 
Navy Point Historic Houses Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 23, 2012
1. Navy Point Historic Houses Marker
Inscription. Eagle, Dodson and Higgins Houses have looked out over the St. Michaels waterfront for well over a hundred years now. When they were first built, the town's harbor would have been full of work boats, everything from oyster tonging skiffs and canoes to large commercial sailing vessels. The twice-weekly arrival of the steamboat from Baltimore would have been a cause for excitement.

The steamboat was a sign of things to come. By the end of the nineteenth century the owners of these houses were living elsewhere so they could rent out their former homes to tourists and summer boarders. It wouldn't be long before the character of the boat traffic in St. Michaels harbor would change as well.

Today the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum preserves these historic waterfront houses as administrative offices.

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Higgins House (c. 1851-1861); Dodson House (c. 1851-1861); Eagle House (1877-1891)
 
Location. 38° 47.235′ N, 76° 13.254′ W. Marker is in St. Michaels, Maryland, in Talbot County. Marker can be reached from Cherry Street. Click for map. Along the waterfront at Navy Point at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Michaels MD 21663, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Navy Point Historic Houses Marker in front of Dodson House image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 23, 2012
2. Navy Point Historic Houses Marker in front of Dodson House
within walking distance of this marker. Freedom's Figurehead (a few steps from this marker); Oystering on the Chesapeake (within shouting distance of this marker); Deflecting the Enemy (within shouting distance of this marker); War in the Chesapeake (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain John Smith's Shallop (within shouting distance of this marker); Too Much of a Good Thing (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rebuilding Rosie Parks (about 400 feet away); Tolchester Bandstand (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in St. Michaels.
 
Also see . . .
1. Eagle House. from the Maryland Inventory of Historical Places (Submitted on November 24, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 

2. Higgins House. from the Maryland Inventory of Historical Places (Submitted on November 24, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 

3. Captain Dodson House. from the Maryland Inventory of Historical Places (Submitted on November 24, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Oral Tradition
Word of mouth has it that these houses were all bordellos in their time.
    — Submitted November 24, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Higgins and Dodson Houses image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 23, 2012
3. Higgins and Dodson Houses
Eagle House image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 23, 2012
4. Eagle House
The Eagle atop Eagle House image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 23, 2012
5. The Eagle atop Eagle House
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 271 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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