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Solomons in Calvert County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

J. C. Lore & Sons Oyster House

 
 
J. C. Lore & Sons Oyster House Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, November 7, 2007
1. J. C. Lore & Sons Oyster House Marker
Inscription.  Joseph C. Lore, Sr., began shipping seafood from Solomons Island in 1888 and established a packing house at this site in 1912. Three generations of Lore family packed and shipped Patuxent River oysters, crabs and fish until 1978. Present building dates from 1934, replacing earlier one destroyed in 1933 storm, and is built on oyster shells discarded by Lore Co. and neighboring H.M. Woodburn Co. (1918-1943). Lore Oyster House building purchased in 1980 by Calvert Marine Museum.
 
Erected by Calvert County Historical Society, Board of Calvert County Commissioners, Maryland Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1888.
 
Location. 38° 19.45′ N, 76° 27.651′ W. Marker is in Solomons, Maryland, in Calvert County. Marker is on Solomons Island Road (Maryland Route 2) 0.6 miles south of Lore Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Solomons MD 20688, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
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By F. Robby, November 7, 2007
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markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Chesapeake Bay Bugeye (a few steps from this marker); M. M. Davis Shipyard (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Solomon's Island (approx. ¼ mile away); Waterman's Shed (approx. half a mile away); The Ark of Hungerford Creek (approx. half a mile away); Mansueti Laboratory (approx. half a mile away); Drum Point Lighthouse (approx. half a mile away); Wm. B. Tennison (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Solomons.
 
Additional commentary.
1. Landmark status
The J. C. Lore & Sons Oyster House was designated a National Historic Landmark on March 22, 1984.
    — Submitted March 3, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,240 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.

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