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Havre de Grace in Harford County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Keeper's House

 
 
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By Carl Gordon Moore Jr., January 2, 2021
1. Keeper's House Marker
Inscription.  Havre de Grace resident John Donahoo constructed the lighthouse Keeper's House with attached kitchen, as well as the lighthouse in 1827. It was originally a one and half story structure measuring 34 by 20 feet with two rooms and an attached kitchen. The half-story above had 2 sleeping chambers. The basement walls are 20 inches thick. The contract also specified a stone privy and a well. Today, the original structure's shape is outlined in the north wall.

In 1884, the Keeper's House underwent an expansion. By 1890, a summer kitchen was added to the west side of the house. Below is an excerpt from the 1884 Annual Report of the Light-House Board to the Secretary of the Treasury.

349. Havre de Grace, mouth of Susquehanna River, Maryland. -- An additional story was built on the dwelling for the better accommodation of the keeper and his family. The new portion, including four rooms, was lathed and plastered, provided with new floor, doors, windows, &c.; a new pump and sink were put in, and otber minor repairs were made.

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1827, architectural rendering of southwest view
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By Carl Gordon Moore Jr., January 2, 2021
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1884, architectural rendering of southwest view

www.concordpointlighthouse.org
Maryland Heritage Areas Authority
LSHG
 
Erected by Friends of Concord Point Lighthouse, Havre de Grace, MD.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 39° 32.459′ N, 76° 5.131′ W. Marker is in Havre de Grace, Maryland, in Harford County. Marker is on Concord Street 0.1 miles north of Lafayette Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 700 Concord Street, Havre de Grace MD 21078, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Keepers (a few steps from this marker); Concord Point Lighthouse Grounds (a few steps from this marker); Hero's Reward (a few steps from this marker); Post U.S. Lighthouse Service Use (within shouting distance of this marker); Did you Know? (within shouting distance of this marker); Adding On (within shouting distance of this marker); Keeper of the Light (within shouting distance of this marker); Havre de Grace (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Havre de Grace.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 4, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Last updated on January 18, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on January 4, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland.   2. submitted on January 5, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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Mar. 2, 2021