Eastport in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
You are standing at the corner of "Murphy's Row." These ten row houses were built in 1888 by Charles James Murphy for laborers employed at his company, the Annapolis Glass Works.
The houses bear witness to Eastport's early years. The seventh house was the first post office in the new community, which Murphy named after his hometown in Eastport, Maine.
When the glass factory closed in 1902, Murphy's Row fell into disrepair. In the early 1980s, the properties were redeveloped and sold as private residences. They are Eastport's only remaining example of the 19th century row-house style.
Text with upper left photo: These homes were built for the workers from the Annapolis Glass Factory, located just two blocks away.
Erected by Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network, Annapolis Maritime Museum, Four Rivers Garden Club.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1888.
Location. 38° 58.394′ N, 76° 28.722′ W. Marker is in Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Annapolis MD 21403, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eastport's Oldest House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Glass Works (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Fort at Horn Point (about 500 feet away); Three Great Boat Yards, One Location (about 700 feet away); The Start of Something Big (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eastport's Soul (approx. ¼ mile away); Arnold C. Gay (approx. ¼ mile away); Eastport's Old "Main Street" (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eastport.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 24, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,122 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on April 5, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 24, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.