“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Frederick in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Tyler’s-Spite House

Tyler's-Spite House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, September 3, 2007
1. Tyler's-Spite House Marker
112 West Church St.
Has been placed on the
National Register
Of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior

Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1814.
Location. 39° 24.928′ N, 77° 24.796′ W. Marker is in Frederick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is at the intersection of West Church Street and Record Street, on the right when traveling east on West Church Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 112 West Church Street, Frederick MD 21701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Birthplace of William Tyler Page (within shouting distance of this marker); No to the Stamp! (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); City Hall (about 300 feet away); Frederick’s Poet Lawyer (about 300 feet away); “South Magnetic” (about 300 feet away); Unanimous Resolution (about 300 feet away); The Ross Home (about 300 feet away); Ross House (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frederick.
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In 1814, Dr. John Tyler, an eminent ophthalmologist and the first American-born physician to perform a cataract operation, owned a parcel of land near the courthouse square in Frederick, Maryland. The city made plans to extend Record Street south through Tyler’s land to meet West Patrick Street (the street behind his house). In fighting the city, Tyler discovered a local law that prevented the building of a road if work was in progress on a substantial building in the path of a proposed road. To spite the city, Tyler immediately had workmen pour a building foundation, which was discovered by the road crews the next morning.

The Tyler’s Spite House is currently operated as a bed and breakfast.
Additional commentary.
1. Tyler-Spite House
1.The Tyler-Spite House at 112 West Church Street,
Frederick, Maryland was built by
Dr. John Tyler 1763-1844
2.The birthplace of William Tyler Page was the
residence of his grandfather, Dr. William Tyler, Sr.
who built the duplex-type house at 111-113 Record
3.Dr. John Tyler (1763-1844)and
Dr. William Tyler, Sr. (1784-1872)were brothers.
[source: Frederick Co. Maryland Court House
Land Records] Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
The Spite House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, September 3, 2007
2. The Spite House
    — Submitted February 23, 2008.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 18, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 25, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,413 times since then and 601 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 25, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 3, 2023