Taneytown in Carroll County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Heart of Our Town
Perhaps the most interesting detail about Taneytown’s architecture is what you cannot easily see. If you peeked behind the siding of the attached houses on South Frederick Street you would find that each house has a log core. Instead of demolishing these sturdy log buildings, the owners just incorporated them into their newer and larger homes.
The Central Hotel on York Street was very popular with early 20th century visitors. Many of the hotel’s guests remember eating the Zile’s Ice Cream in its dining room and getting their pictures taken at Edward Zepp’s photographic studio on the second floor. (Inscription on the large photograph)
(Inscription beside the smaller photograph)
The Stone Tavern is one of the few 18th century buildings still standing in Taneytown. It served most of its life as a tavern and inn, but is now a private residence.-Courtesy of Historical Society of Carroll County.
Friday July 1st. Dined at one Cookerlys 13 miles off & lodged at Tawnytown only 12 miles farther…Tawny town is but a small place with only the Street through wch. the road passes, built on. The buildings are principally of wood…Taken from President George Washington’s July 1, 1791 diary entry. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.
Erected by Maryland State Highway Administration.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1797.
Location. 39° 39.567′ N, 77° 10.583′ W. Marker is in Taneytown, Maryland, in Carroll County. Marker is at the intersection of Frederick Street and E. Baltimore Street on Frederick Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Taneytown MD 21787, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Adam Good Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Zile's Ice CreamEveryone is Welcome (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Steps of the Sisters" (about 700 feet away); Everything from Bags of Flour to the President's Shoes (approx. 0.2 miles away); Painting the Town Red (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1st Lieutenant John E. Buffington (approx. ¼ mile away); Extra! Extra! (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Taneytown.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 6, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,174 times since then and 153 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on August 28, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. 2, 3. submitted on May 6, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on January 22, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.