Sykesville in Carroll County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Town House
Remembering a Grand Age
The home's design reflects the Colonial Revival style of architecture popular after the Civil War. Accented by a rolling lawn, large trees, and a pond, this elegant home presided over Main Street. In the scene below, citizens celebrate a patriotic event in front of the house, complete with a fire engine and crew.
J.H. Fowble also designed much of Main Street, including the red-brick First National Bank (above left), the Greenberg/Arcade Building, the McDonald Block, and both Warfield Buildings. He built the Inn at Norwood for his family residence.
This handsome staircase attests to solid American design and craftsmanship.
The house retains many refined features such as tile-decorated fireplaces.
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Erected by Maryland Heritage Area Authority, Maryland Main Street, Sykesville Main Street.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1883.
Location. 39° 21.938′ N, 76° 58.151′ W. Marker is in Sykesville, Maryland, in Carroll County. Marker can be reached from Main Street (Route 851) north of Sandosky Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7557 Main Street, Sykesville MD 21784, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The Strawbridge Home for Boys (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sykesville (about 400 feet away); Baldwin's Station (about 500 feet away); Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Station (about 500 feet away); The Sykesville Bypass Bridge (approx. ¼ mile away); The Historic Sykesville Colored Schoolhouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sykesville.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 19, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 248 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 19, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.