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Wootton Law Offices

Circa 1869

 
 
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Inscription. Built for Henry Edgar Wootton, Esquire (1837-1894), this is the oldest of the professional buildings which now comprise Ellicott City’s Lawyers’ Row.

Constructed on a 28’ 4” square native granite foundation, it is located on the solid rock prominence just across from the Howard County Courthouse’s original main entrance.

This one story frame structure features a semi-circular vestibule with two interior doors, thereby accommodating two separate law offices. Having never been a dwelling, it has always served as professional offices for a series of lawyers who have, generally, during their careers also held various judicial and other public offices. It still contains its original working law library which has expanded with time and has changed hands with the building over the years.

It is the oldest law office in Howard County and one of the oldest buildings in continuous use as a law office in Maryland.
 
Location. 39° 16.077′ N, 76° 47.924′ W. Marker is in Ellicott City, Maryland, in Howard County. Marker is at the intersection of Court Avenue and Park Avenue on Court Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8351 Court Avenue, Ellicott City MD 21043, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
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By Allen C. Browne, December 18, 2017
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distance of this marker. Word Wars I, II and Korea Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Howard County Courthouse, 1843: (within shouting distance of this marker); The Firehouse Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Yates Market & Hardware (within shouting distance of this marker); Baltimore Regional Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Starr Funeral Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Disney’s Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sykes Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ellicott City.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 19, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 79 times since then and 24 times this year. Last updated on December 23, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 19, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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