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Middletown in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Clovinger House

Circa 1800

 
 
Clovinger House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
1. Clovinger House Marker
Inscription. Presumably built by Philip Clovinger, 10 West Main began as a one-story log dwelling constructed in the early 1800's. In 1821 Thomas Powell, described as Middletown's first blacksmith, acquired the property and improved the building for commercial use. C.F. Main purchased the dwelling house along with 12-14 West Main in 1911. The Main family lived in the house for a short time and the south end room was used for storing ice cream cones. The building contains a variety of late 18th century architectural features, and is a contributing resource to Middletown's Historic District.
 
Location. 39° 26.627′ N, 77° 32.748′ W. Marker is in Middletown, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street / Old National Pike (Alternate U.S. 40) and Church Street, on the right when traveling east on West Main Street / Old National Pike. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10 West Main Street, Middletown MD 21769, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 8 West Main Street (a few steps from this marker); The Coblentz-Long Building (a few steps from this marker); 13 West Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); The Arnett Building
Clovinger House at 10 West Main Street image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
2. Clovinger House at 10 West Main Street
(within shouting distance of this marker); Middletown (within shouting distance of this marker); 31 West Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 29 West Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); In Commemoration (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middletown.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Clovinger House - marker can be seen on the far right image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, February 8, 2008
3. The Clovinger House - marker can be seen on the far right
Home of Main's Quality Ice Cream image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, September 7, 2007
4. Home of Main's Quality Ice Cream
This neon sign is in front of the building next door, but just barely so. It surely relates to the Main family and their ice cream business, mentioned on the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 11, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 986 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 11, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on February 29, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.   4. submitted on March 10, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.
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