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

Capt. Colmary-Salmon House

C. 1848

 
 
Capt. Colmary-Salmon House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 21, 2010
1. Capt. Colmary-Salmon House Marker
Inscription.  This home is architecturally important as it is one of two mid 19th century dwellings with Greek Revival overtones. These buildings being two rooms deep were pace setters for other buildings in town. Captain Abraham Colmary built this house in 1848 prior to the Civil war while being a steamboat captain on the canal. It was considered appropriate for a steamboat captain's family. They operated the small steamboats that carried passengers and freight on a regular schedule. One route was Port Deposit and back to Chesapeake City. In 1882 the house was conveyed to Frank Conrey, brother of Dr. Conrey, and operator of the local coal yard for a sum of $2,250.00.
 
Erected 2008 by Martin and Denise Salmon. (Marker Number B206.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Maryland, Chesapeake City Historic District series list.
 
Location. 39° 31.598′ N, 75° 48.759′ W. Marker is in Chesapeake
Capt. Colmary-Salmon House image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 21, 2010
2. Capt. Colmary-Salmon House
City, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is on Bohemia Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 206 Bohemia Avenue, 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. Dr. Smithers' House c. 1848 (a few steps from this marker); Sarah Beaston House (a few steps from this marker); Karsner-Wilsey House/Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Town Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); World War I Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); National Bank of Chesapeake City (within shouting distance of this marker); Brady-Rees House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Whiteoak House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chesapeake City.
 
Capt. Colmary-Salmon House image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 21, 2010
3. Capt. Colmary-Salmon House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 636 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 25, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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Jul. 10, 2020