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

Post U.S. Lighthouse Service Use

 
 
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By Carl Gordon Moore Jr., January 2, 2021
1. Post U.S. Lighthouse Service Use Marker
Inscription.  In 1920, the Keeper's House and property were sold by the U.S. Government. The light had been automated and a keeper was no longer necessary. The building became a boarding house until the mid-1930s. It then became a bar, dance hall and restaurant with multiple additions. The property changed hands nine times between 1920 and 1988. The names of the establishments included Reba's Ebb Tide, the Lighthouse Restaurant & Lounge, the Paddock, and the Homestretch.

In 1988, the lighthouse Keeper's House was purchased by the Maryland Historic Trust and deeded to the City of Havre de Grace. The Friends of Concord Point Lighthouse, Inc. created in 1979, became the manager of the property in 1990. Their mission included restoring and maintaining the entire property thru fundraising and grant assistance from the state of Maryland, Harford County and the City of Havre de Grace. In 2002, the Keeper's House was restored to its 1890-1900 appearance.

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Boarding house, 1920s
Keeper's House as Reba's Ebb Tide, 1961
Keeper's House after the Lighthouse Restaurant and Lounge closed in 1988.

www.concordpointlighthouse.org
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Post U.S. Lighthouse Service Use Marker image. Click for full size.
By Carl Gordon Moore Jr., December 29, 2020
2. Post U.S. Lighthouse Service Use Marker
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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° 32.445′ N, 76° 5.135′ W. Marker is in Havre de Grace, Maryland, in Harford County. Marker is on Lafayette Street just from Concord Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is on Lafayette Street just west of Hero's Reward, which is at the corner. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Adding On (here, next to this marker); Hero's Reward (here, next to this marker); Did you Know? (here, next to this marker); The Keepers (a few steps from this marker); Concord Point Lighthouse Grounds (a few steps from this marker); Keeper of the Light (within shouting distance of this marker); Keeper's House (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 December 30, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. This page has been viewed 46 times since then and 18 times this year. Last updated on January 18, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on January 3, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland.   2. submitted on December 30, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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