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

Gassaway House

C. 1860

 
 
Gassaway House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 21, 2010
1. Gassaway House Marker
Inscription.  The original lease for this property dated October 4, 1856 given to Henry Robinson. Robert & Evelyn Gassaway resided in and owned the property in the 1970's. Mr. Gassaway became the first African American mayor elected to that office by 80 percent of the voters. This home has the original wooden siding, pine floors and exposed beams in the living room and dining room. Beams in dining room are hand hewn beams salvaged from a cargo barge.
 
Erected 2008 by Jim Donatello. (Marker Number C220.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansGovernment & PoliticsNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Maryland, Chesapeake City Historic District series list.
 
Location. 39° 31.65′ N, 75° 48.846′ W. Marker is in Chesapeake City, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is on Charles Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 208 Charles Street, 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
Gassaway House image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 21, 2010
2. Gassaway House
. Savin-Conrey House 1848 (within shouting distance of this marker); Kinter-Metz House (within shouting distance of this marker); Steele-Davis House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); World War II Monument (about 400 feet away); From Creek to Canal (about 400 feet away); Shipwatch Inn (about 400 feet away); World War I Monument (about 500 feet away); National Bank of Chesapeake City (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chesapeake City.
 
More about this marker. Notice: Marker and house are at 208 Charles Street despite the designation C220.
 
Gassaway House image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 21, 2010
3. Gassaway House
Gassaway House 2020 -- different color image. Click for full size.
By Carl Gordon Moore Jr., February 5, 2020
4. Gassaway House 2020 -- different color
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 784 times since then and 39 times this year. Last updated on February 5, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 25, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   4. submitted on February 7, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland.
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