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Chesapeake City in Cecil County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Franklin Hall

C. 1870

 
 
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By Beverly Pfingsten, July 21, 2010
1. Franklin Hall Marker
Inscription.  In Revolutionary times this site was occupied by the very popular Chick's Tavern, one of 2 buildings in Bohemia Village. In the 1800's the property was obtained by Thomas Conrey who constructed this Romanesque style building c. 1870 using locally made bricks. Over the years the buildings' uses included a hardware store and harness business with a stable in the lower back level. Later it was a dry-goods and the second floor was used for meetings, dances and band practices. The Chesapeake City District Civic Association obtained the building in 1974 and began restoration. The library and the Cecil County Arts Council had been housed here as well as commercial businesses.
 
Erected 2008 by Chesapeake City District Civic Association. (Marker Number B98.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Maryland, Chesapeake City Historic District series list.
 
Location. 39° 31.636′ N, 75° 48.719′ W. Marker
Franklin Hall image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 21, 2010
2. Franklin Hall
is in Chesapeake City, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is on Bohemia Avenue near First Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 98 Bohemia Avenue, Chesapeake City MD 21915, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pell Gardens (a few steps from this marker); Cropper House (a few steps from this marker); The Bayard House (within shouting distance of this marker); Long Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Brady-Rees House (within shouting distance of this marker); National Bank of Chesapeake City (within shouting distance of this marker); World War I Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Town Hall (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chesapeake City.
 
More about this marker. Just after First Street if traveling N.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 839 times since then and 32 times this year. Last updated on January 15, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 25, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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Sep. 29, 2020