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Centreville in Queen Anne's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Tucker House

 
 
Tucker House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 24, 2019
1. Tucker House Marker
Inscription.  Built circa 1794 on the second lot to be sold in Centreville, the Tucker House is a good example of what many of the earliest homes in the town were like. It originally was two rooms deep and one room wide, a popular style of the Federal period in the Tidewater region. A 1797 tax assessment valued the house and lot at $867. The house was enlarged in about 1815 and again in the late 19th century. The Tucker family purchased the house in 1898. Their heirs donated the property to the Queen Anne's Historical Society in 1968, and it houses the organization's collection of genealogical records, books, and early documents. A small garden, restored and maintained by the Queen Anne's County Garden Club, and the post-and-plank meat house in the backyard are also notable.
 
Erected by Historic Sites Consortium of Queen Anne's County, Maryland.
 
Location. 39° 2.606′ N, 76° 3.967′ W. Marker is in Centreville, Maryland, in Queen Anne's County. Marker is on South Commerce Street (Maryland Route 213) just north of Fayette Street, on the
The Tucker House image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 24, 2019
2. The Tucker House
left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 126 South Commerce Street, Centreville MD 21617, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Centrally Located (within shouting distance of this marker); Wright's Chance (within shouting distance of this marker); William Harper, Sr. Houses (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Wright’s Chance (within shouting distance of this marker); Female Seminary (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Goldsborough House (about 500 feet away); Centreville National Bank of Maryland (about 500 feet away); The Brass Pin (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Centreville.
 
Categories. ArchitectureNotable Buildings
 
Additional sign on the building image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 24, 2019
3. Additional sign on the building
Tucker House
1794

Queen Annes County
Historical Society

Note the rare lack of apostrophe on Queen Annes County.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 25, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 26 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 25, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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