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

Cropper House

C. 1833

 
 
Cropper House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 21, 2010
1. Cropper House Marker
Inscription. Over the years this building has served many purposes. Originally the building was the home of captain Kendall Cropper in 1833 who, along with his three brothers, were instrumental in founding the town. Dr. Thomas Conrey was another early owner of this property which he bought from Samuel Harris, a prosperous Delaware merchant, in 1858. this building was also a tin smith's shop, a pool hall, a post office and a gift shop.
The Cropper house is important as a major element in the first block of Bohemia Avenue. As one of the oldest buildings in town, the house grew from one room and then was widened across the front in the late 19th century. In 2002 Mr. and Mrs. Joe Thomson preformed a complete renovation of the building.
 
Erected 2009 by Marin and Visser Families. (Marker Number B19.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland, Chesapeake City Historic District marker series.
 
Location. 39° 31.642′ N, 75° 48.725′ W. Marker is in Chesapeake City, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is on Bohemia Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 19 Bohemia Avenue, Chesapeake City MD 21915, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
Cropper House image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 21, 2010
2. Cropper House
. Franklin Hall (a few steps from this marker); The Bayard House (a few steps from this marker); Pell Gardens (within shouting distance of this marker); Long Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Brady-Rees House (within shouting distance of this marker); National Bank of Chesapeake City (within shouting distance of this marker); World War I Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Shipwatch Inn (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chesapeake City.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 25, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 614 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 25, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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