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

Town Hall

C. 1914

 
 
Town Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 21, 2010
1. Town Hall Marker
Inscription.  Ralph Rees built this commercial building to house his hardware store around 1914. Like many early twentieth century commercial front buildings, only the pressed tin facade raises two stories. This building housed Rees hardware store and an agency for Oakland Cars (which was the first dealership in Cecil County) and also the American Store.

Restorations began in the 1980's when it was obtained by a cabinet maker. In 2002 the Town of Chesapeake City purchased the building, completed restoration and converted it into town hall.
 
Erected 2008 by The Town of Chesapeake City. (Marker Number B108.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Maryland, Chesapeake City Historic District series list.
 
Location. 39° 31.615′ N, 75° 48.74′ W. Marker is in Chesapeake City, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is on Bohemia Avenue. Touch for map. Marker
Town Hall image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 21, 2010
2. Town Hall
is at or near this postal address: 108 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. Brady-Rees House (a few steps from this marker); National Bank of Chesapeake City (a few steps from this marker); World War I Monument (a few steps from this marker); Dr. Smithers' House c. 1848 (within shouting distance of this marker); Capt. Colmary-Salmon House (within shouting distance of this marker); Franklin Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Cropper House (within shouting distance of this marker); Sarah Beaston House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chesapeake City.
 
Town Hall Clock image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 21, 2010
3. Town Hall Clock
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 629 times since then and 30 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